No question, glossy kitchens are an absolute highlight of modern kitchen design. The kitchens with a high-gloss front set special contrasts in a kitchen and set different accents depending on the light. In addition, kitchens with high-gloss fronts lend elegance to every home. Less clear is the question of how easy-care high-gloss kitchens are, what advantages high gloss kitchen fronts have over matt kitchen fronts and what disadvantages a high-gloss kitchen entails. That's why we would like to introduce you to the properties of a high-gloss kitchen.
Advantages of a high gloss kitchen
In addition to the optical advantages already mentioned, glossy kitchens offer even more advantages. Shiny fronts are much easier to care for than matte fronts. On shiny fronts, fingerprints and greasy stains are less visible than on the fronts of a dull kitchen. In addition, lacquer fronts are very easy to clean and can be easily cleaned with a damp cloth and possibly a little washing-up liquid. Special cleaning agents and care are not required. On the contrary: too sharp cleaning agents such as abrasives, the high-gloss surfaces are only damaged over time. With a glossy kitchen, you can create a contrast in any kitchen style: country kitchens look young and modern with high-gloss fronts, concrete kitchens look classic thanks to shiny fronts and a colorful high-gloss kitchen as in red or yellow brings freshness to any boring kitchen space.
Disadvantages of a high gloss kitchen
A glossy kitchen not only benefits. A disadvantage of a shiny kitchen is that damage such as scratches or dents are very visible and immediately destroy the overall appearance of a shiny kitchen. While small scratches and stains bring a wood kitchen to life, a slightly damaged glossy kitchen immediately looks worn, old and unsightly. In addition, scratches can not simply be polished away or sanded off, as is the case, for example, with kitchens made of Corian, solid surface material or wood.
High gloss or dull kitchen: what is better?
A glossy kitchen, though often accepted, is by no means caring and / or sensitive. Every material for kitchen fronts has its advantages and disadvantages – be it a country kitchen made of wood, a modern kitchen made of Corian or mineral material or a concrete kitchen – in the end your taste should decide. Because in a modern, open kitchen is not only cooked, but also lived.