Selective guide

Glass apron in the kitchen: for and against

Can't decide if glass will suit youan apron in the kitchen or not? Confused by its possible soiling and fragility? It's time to deal with this issue once and for all, for this we have collected for you all the pros and cons of a glass apron It is difficult to overestimate the role, since it is he who takes the "blow" of pollution during cooking. Therefore, only thanks to him we are able to keep clean and tidy in our own kitchen. In most cases, the apron is built from ceramic tiles, but due to known shortcomings, alternative options have very often begun to be used recently. One of the most popular replacements is, which we have already described in detail in one of the previous articles. But today I would like to focus on the pros and cons of using them. Let's start with the good things - here are the main reasons in favor of a glass kitchen apron: 1. Design for every taste Huge variety of colors, photo printing of images, as well as glossy, matte or even mirror surfaces make it possible to find options for even the most sophisticated clients. In addition, the glass will shine in a wonderful way and refract the rays of light so that the kitchen will always play with 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 painting or other delicacies that must be protected from dirt and damage. At the same time, it will preserve the brightness of the colors and the depth of the colors of the work. Stepan Bugaev: - Glass is an excellent alternative to such a widespread and familiar material as ceramic tiles. There are a huge number of advantages in using it, and for small kitchens this is really one of the best options, because reflective surfaces tend to visually expand the space. A glass apron is not only transparent, it can be painted or any image can be applied to it. Also, beautiful wallpaper can be used as a substrate for a transparent apron. It is best to opt for Optiwhite glass, even if it is more expensive, but you will not be annoyed by the bottle greenish tint. 2.Quick and easy installation Tiling or mosaic tiles require a long way to go, from dirty work to grouting, which can take weeks. A glass apron, on the other hand, is assembled within an hour, and no special preparatory processes are required. Moreover, it can be installed both during and after the assembly of the kitchen set. 3.Visual increase in space Glass aprons are especially good for small kitchens. Using reflective surfaces is a long-standing technique, but still effective and effective. And the additional amount of light and space has not bothered anyone yet. 4.Durability and strength New technologies have made it possible to make an incredibly strong substance from tempered glass, comparable even to artificial stone like porcelain stoneware. Therefore, with proper care, a glass apron will serve you for many years, being a strong, environmentally friendly and safe material. five.Resistance to all kinds of influences Neither the sun's rays nor hot drops of fat and even detergents are able to alter or damage the hardened glass surface. And if you think that with your elbows a little, crush a fragile apron - do not be afraid. It can withstand not only human weight, but also the impact of a heavy object, of course, within reasonable limits. 6.Practicality and ease of maintenance As you know, the most common problem of tile aprons is contamination of tile joints and their further destruction under the influence of temperature and detergents. The glass counterpart is devoid of this drawback. It is easy to clean and can retain its original appearance for a very long time, as if the renovation was only yesterday. Our opinion: - There is such a stereotype that a glass apron is very impractical, because fingerprints, grease and dirt are immediately visible on the glass after cooking, and in general it needs to be washed much more often than any other. On the one hand, you really have to wash and take care of the work surface more often, but on the other hand, your kitchen will always be clean and stubborn dirt will not appear on it. After all, if the dirt is not visible, this does not mean that it is not there! However, despite all its advantages, whichThere are quite a lot of glass apron, it still has disadvantages: 1. Difficulty cutting out additional holes It will be quite difficult to make an additional hole in the finished product at home, if it suddenly turns out that the mount or socket is not where it was planned. Such things should be done by the manufacturer on special equipment. Therefore, in order to avoid inconvenience, you should think over everything in advance and to the smallest detail. 2.Pitfalls An uneven surface or unprofessional installation can cause unpleasant consequences in the form of condensation in the gaps, the appearance of debris, and sometimes cracks in the glass. Therefore, so that you do not have to remove the apron and fill up the cracks, you should make sure in advance of the quality of the prepared surface and the qualifications of specialists. 3.Joints If the size of your kitchen is large, then you, of course, can boast, but at the same time, you will have a long work surface. This means that the apron cannot be integral and will consist of two or more parts. In turn, this will lead to the formation of joints that must be somehow beaten or hidden. Julia Alekseeva, designer, decorator, headJulyAlex Interior Design & Decoration studio: - In my projects I never use glass as a kitchen apron. In addition to the technical difficulties caused by attaching a large glass to an ideally prepared surface, there is also an aesthetic problem - transparent glass in the kitchen will not look decent in a modern interior because of its “unappetizing” greenish tint, but this option is offered as a budget option. It is also quite difficult to find the perfect tinted glass shade to match the countertop and the color of the entire kitchen, and this would be a rather expensive option. I prefer to use marble or porcelain stoneware, and the latter can be 60 x 120, which makes the number of seams to a minimum, and the variety of colors and textures allows you to fulfill any artistic task for this "tasty" area. And if the hostess cooks infrequently, then you don't have to 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 life of my customers. facebook.com/JulyAlexInteriors 4. Mass Now glass aprons are so popular and often used that they smoothly pass from the section of delights into everyday life. It is believed that more interesting compositions can be made from tiles or mosaics, which will be truly original. But if you are not obsessed with such things, then for you this is not a minus at all. pinterest.com

Comments

Comments