How Glass is Changing Kitchen Counters

Glass has widely been regarded as a fantastic material for different forms of art and functional uses for many centuries. Only recently however has glass made its entrance into the world of functional interior design, specifically counters and countertops. The kitchen is the number one place (with bathrooms coming in at a close second) where glass is applied and with very good reason. Kitchen counters can give any kitchen a more modern feel, while also providing an open & clean look to the space. Kitchen counters are also very hygienic because they are a naturally anti-bacterial surface, which are very easy to clean.

There are many different applications of glass counters in kitchens so let’s go through the most popular forms.

#1 Glass Countertops

Glass countertops are comparable to the price of granite countertops, are as strong as stone (when properly formed), and can really set a space apart. There are a plethora of different ways to customize glass countertops including:

- Adding Underlit LED lighting

- Backpainted Glass

- Custom Surface Treatments & Textures

- & Many more different customizations

Check out some examples of some glass countertops in action:

The above glass countertops feature Cool White LED underlighting, melting ice texture treatments, & are even accompanied by a custom glass backsplash.

The above glass countertops feature Cool White LED underlighting, melting ice texture treatments, & are even accompanied by a custom glass backsplash.

This kitchen also features a custom glass counter/sink area situated to the right of the countertop & island.

This kitchen also features a custom glass counter/sink area situated to the right of the countertop & island.

#2 Raised Bar Glass Countertops

Raised bar glass countertops are another form of glass countertops that can actually be appended to an existing countertop. This type of glass counter has all of the same customization options available for glass countertops however they also have the option of choosing a standoff or substrate that will attach the counter to the existing surface. This type of surface is perfect for breakfast/drink bars to add extra seating and room in an existing space. Check out a few examples of raised bar glass countertops:

The above raised glass countertop features a custom surface texture, 1 ½” thickness, LED underlighting, and is being attached by a stainless steel bracket that is extending to the floor (stand -off brackets are also available which attach to the surface and not the floor)

The above raised glass countertop features a custom surface texture, 1 ½” thickness, LED underlighting, and is being attached by a stainless steel bracket that is extending to the floor (stand -off brackets are also available which attach to the surface and not the floor)

Another look at the same raised bar countertop seen above with lights dimmed and LED lighting on

Another look at the same raised bar countertop seen above with lights dimmed and LED lighting on

The above raised glass countertop is a “substrate” raised countertop that using a stainless steel substrate that also extends to the floor.  

The above raised glass countertop is a “substrate” raised countertop that using a stainless steel substrate that also extends to the floor.  

#3 Glass Kitchen Islands

Glass counters can also be a fantastic choice for kitchen island installations, especially when coupled by LED underlighting. This type of glass counter can also be customized with all of the same features available for glass countertops and can be customized to match any kitchen space. Check out a few examples below:

As you can see glass is revolutionizing kitchen interiors and has become a major surface consideration for kitchen counters with a variety of different uses. For more information on custom glass countertops, check out the #1 expert in the field CBD Glass:

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