Choosing how your surfaces will look in your new kitchen will heavily impact the overall finished design. For many, a gloss kitchen is considered to be stylish and contemporary. However, is a gloss kitchen the perfect choice for you? Here are some pros and cons to consider when making a decision.
Pros of gloss kitchens
If you are in need of a contemporary kitchen, gloss is certainly the way to go. Gloss is extremely modern, sleek and stylish, making it a top choice for many homeowners.
Gloss is reflective
If your kitchen is small or dark, gloss is a wonderful choice. It is dramatic and reflective, which means the light will bounce around the room and make the room seem larger and more open. This will certainly be the case if you choose white surfaces and cabinetry.
Gloss is classy
Gloss is the perfect finish if you are in search of a luxurious, high-end look in your kitchen. Numerous homeowners opt for glossy tiles for their kitchen when designing a kitchen that is modern and stylish.
Gloss is easy to clean
In terms of cleaning, gloss surfaces are extremely easy to deal with. For one, they are waterproof, so there is no need for any special treatments. All it takes is a simple wipe with a damp non-scratch cloth!
Cons of gloss
Of course, gloss isn’t the perfect choice for everyone. Whatever you decide, it’s a personal preference. This is why it is important to consider the cons of choosing gloss before making a final decision.
Gloss requires more maintenance
Although gloss certainly helps natural light bounce around the room, this positive also comes with some issues. Scratches, dirty marks and fingerprints will be easy to spot on high gloss cabinets, especially when compared with matt or semi-gloss.
As a result, regular cleaning is a must, especially with darker tones. Despite the fact that gloss surfaces are easy to clean, they must be done on more frequently to remove any marks that build up over such a short amount of time.
To prevent such a build-up, many homeowners choose to only use gloss for their upper cabinets. This is certainly a popular choice for parents of young children, as their little sticky fingers will be unable to reach!
Choosing the perfect finishes for your kitchen
So, should you choose gloss? If you have weighed the pros and cons against each other but still cannot make a decision, don’t panic. Meeting with a professional for a design consultation will help you realise what is practical for your way of living while still factoring in the style you desire.
This is where EBKB comes in. We are happy to have a pressure-free chat about what you’d like for your kitchen and discuss your budget, lifestyle and everything else that should be considered. Get in touch to find out more.