To glaze or not to glaze cabinets?

cbotheSeptember 11, 2013
In the process of picking out cabinets, can't decide on this choice. I like the crispness of an off white cabinet but not sure of the glaze. Thx for your help!
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sstarr93
I think glaze is attractive in traditional styles, but it's a dying trend.
However in my opinion, plain white cabinets are also a dying trend. Look at new kitchen design magazines, and try to pick an emerging trend for your cabinets. Then they will have the longest life possible in your house.
Houzz has countless threads about oak cabinets which were installed through the 80s and 90s, and even more recently. Since these are out of style now, people are tearing them out or painting them white, neither of which is an optimal situation.
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charleee
This is just my personal opinion, but I've always thought glazed cabinets look dirty. If you go with off-white cabinets be careful not to get white appliances like I did. They make the off-white look bad.
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monika2024
I also agree with the first poster- dying trend! We've been looking at kitchen cabs for almost 5 years now (i am the biggest procrastinator and longest decision maker ever) and i see the trend slowly disappearing. When we first shopped I seriously liked it, now i say thank god it takes me this long as i wouldn't be happy.
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lcskaisgir
I'm with you monika2024! It's taking me forever to get my kitchen together. I am finally ordering my cabinets next week. When I first started this process I desperately wanted white glazed...now that it has taken me so long...the appeal has worn off and I am sticking with white. Although that will probably happen with everything I choose 1 year later anyway :)
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cbothe
Thx everyone! Lcskaigir...same here, I'm ordering next wk. think I'm going w Starmark off white cabinets (i think) lol so I can incorporate copper sink but again I'm confused w so much of it. The most overwhelming project ever!!!! What brand are you going with? Just curious since I've found nothing but expensive cabinets :( good luck!! Thx again
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lcskaisgir
LOL...it's been an overwhelming project for me as well! I am going with Shiloh beaded inset in Polar white (which is their second brightest white) for the perimeter cabinets and the island will be a brown or black (I guess I should decide since I'm ordering next week!!!). At this point it has become more of a chore than it is enjoyable :( But I'm sure once things start falling into place I will be more excited. A copper sink sounds like it will be a show stopper! What kind of counters are you doing?
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cbothe
Sounds pretty!!! Best of luck w your project!!! And once again I'm torn with the colored island! Strongly thinking of dark wood but we shall see lol thx again for your input!
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charleee
The contrast between white cabinets and a dark island is striking:

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mshutzberg
Lovely kitchen! Alaska White granite?
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