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Glass apron in the kitchen: for and against

You can not decide, you will be satisfied with glassApron in the kitchen or not? Confused by its possible marchiness and fragility? It's time to deal with this issue once and for all, for this we have gathered for you all the pros and cons of the glass apron. It is difficult to overestimate the role, since it is he who takes on the "blow" of pollution during cooking. Therefore, only thanks to him we manage to keep clean and tidy in our own kitchen. In most cases, the apron is made of ceramic tiles, but because of known drawbacks, recently, very often began to use alternatives. One of the most popular substitutions - about which we already told in detail in one of the previous articles. But today I would like to focus on the pros and cons of their use. Let's start, perhaps, with good - these are the main arguments in favor of the kitchen apron of glass: 1. Design for every taste. The huge color variety, photo printing, as well as glossy, matte or even mirror surfaces allow finding variants even for the most sophisticated customers. In addition, the glass will marvelously shine and refract the rays of light so that the kitchen will always play in different colors, and its appearance will not bore you for a long time. Our opinion: - A transparent glass apron will be very helpful if the walls above the work surface have artistic paintings or other delicacies that must be protected from dirt and damage. At the same time, it retains the brightness of the colors and the depth of the colors of the work. Stepan Bugaev: - Glass - an excellent alternative to such a common and familiar material, like ceramic tiles. In its use there is a huge number of pluses, and for small kitchens this is really one of the best options, because the reflecting surfaces have the ability to visually expand the space. The glass apron is not only transparent, it can be painted or applied to it any image. Also as a substrate for a transparent apron you can use beautiful wallpaper. It is best to stay on the Optiwhite glass, even if it costs more, but you will not be irritated by the bottle greenish shade. 2. Quick and easy installation To tile the surface with tiles or mosaics, you have to go a very long way, from dirty work to grouting, which can take weeks. The glass apron, in contrast, is mounted for an hour, and no preparatory processes are required. And it can be installed both during and after the assembly of the kitchen set. 3. Visible space enlargement Glass aprons for small kitchens are especially good. Use reflective surfaces for though and a long time reception, but all the same effective and effective. And an additional amount of light and space still did not bother anyone. 4. Durability and durability New technologies made it possible to make from hardened glass an incredibly strong substance, comparable even with an artificial stone like porcelain stoneware. Therefore, with proper care, the glass apron will last you for many years, being a strong, environmentally friendly and safe material. 5. Resistant to all kinds of influences Neither the sun's rays, glowing droplets of grease and even detergents are able to modify or damage the glassy glass surface. And if you think that a little leaning on, crush a fragile apron - do not be afraid. He can withstand not only the human weight, but also the impact of a heavy object, of course, within reasonable limits. 6. Practicality and ease of care As is known, the most common problem of aprons from tiles is the contamination of intertitic joints and their further destruction under the influence of temperature and detergents. The glass analog is devoid of this drawback. It is easily laundered and can retain its original appearance for a very long time, as if it were only yesterday. Our opinion: - There is a stereotype that a glass apron is very impractical, because fingerprints, grease and dirt after cooking are immediately visible on the glass, and in general it needs to be washed much more often than any other. On the one hand, you will really have to wash and look after the work surface more often, but on the other hand - your kitchen will always be clean and there will not be hard-to-remove impurities on it. After all, if the dirt is not visible, this does not mean that it is not there! However, despite all its advantages, whichGlass apron is quite a lot, it still has some disadvantages: 1. The complexity of cutting additional holes In the finished product it will be quite difficult to make an additional hole at home, if it suddenly turns out that the fastener or outlet is not where it was planned. Such things should be done by the manufacturer on special equipment. Therefore, in order to avoid any inconvenience, everything should be thought through in advance and to the smallest detail. 2. Pitches Uneven surface or unprofessional installation can cause unpleasant consequences in the form of condensation in the gaps, the appearance of debris, and sometimes also cracks in the glass. Therefore, in order not to have to remove the apron and close the cracks, it is worthwhile beforehand to be sure of the quality of the prepared surface and the skills of the specialists. 3. Joints If the size of your kitchen is large, then of course you can boast, but at the same time and the working surface you will have a long one. And this means that the apron can not be complete and will consist of two or more parts. In turn, this will lead to the formation of joints, which must be somehow played or hidden. Julia Alekseeva, designer, decorator, supervisorStudio JulyAlex Interior Design & Decoration: - In my projects, I never use glass as a kitchen apron. In addition to the technical difficulties caused by the fastening of a large glass to an ideally prepared surface, there is still an aesthetic problem - it is worthy of looking in a modern interior, the transparent glass in the kitchen will not be due to its "unappetizing" greenish shade, namely this option is offered as a budget one. It is also quite difficult to choose the perfect shade of colored glass for its matching table top and the color of the entire kitchen, and this will be a rather expensive option. I prefer to use marble or granite, and the latter can measure 60 x 120, which makes the number of seams minimal, and the variety of colors and textures allows you to perform any artistic task for this "tasty" zone. And if the hostess cooks infrequently, then you can not worry about how the mosaic on the kitchen apron will feel, so the choice of finishing materials always depends on the style and rhythm of the life of my customers. Facebook.com/JulyAlexInteriors 4. Massiveness Now glass aprons are so popular and often used that from the section of delicacies smoothly pass into everyday life. There is an opinion that from tile or mosaic you can make more interesting compositions that will be truly original. But if you are not fixated on such things, then for you it is not a minus. pinterest.com

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