High Gloss Kitchen Designs – A Closer Look

This is the one that everyone is talking about right now. If you want to be on trend, then high gloss designs are the way to go. High gloss is exactly what it says on the tin. They are highly reflective and shiny new doors and cabinets. When people see this kitchen design in a showroom, they immediately want one right there.

High gloss = instant designer look

There is one thing for sure; if you go high gloss, you instantly get that designer look. Your friends will see your new designer kitchen and want it for themselves. Throw a party and the envious looks will keep you smiling all night. Just be prepared to wipe off fingerprints as you walk by, your guests just won’t stop patting your doors.

Will a high-gloss design stand the test of time?

I’m not talking about quality here, I’m talking about style. Will your shiny, modern new kitchen suddenly start to look dated and make you think “WHAT WAS I THINKING ABOUT?” This is always difficult. Think back in time and imagine some of the kitchens you remember having in the past or if you are too young to remember (like me *cough* *cough*) then think of grandma’s kitchen.

Personally, I have an image of very dark wood, green Formica countertops, and avocado green appliances. Oh yeah, that sounds pretty bad right now, doesn’t it? But when Grandma and Grandpa installed the kitchen. I can guarantee you they were the envy of all their friends, throwing parties, making a black forest cake and prawn cocktail in their new avocado-inspired kitchen.

Well, that made for a pretty depressing read. So back to the main question. Do you think your new high gloss kitchen will stand the test of time? If done correctly absolutely YES IT WILL

While I don’t want to upset anyone who likes the idea of ​​a bright orange, green, pink, or red kitchen or anyone who has already purchased one, I think there’s a better chance of it coming out than black, white, or the cream. Not to mention, if you wanted to sell your house in a few years, your buyers might not like the idea of ​​blood red kitchen doors.

If you like that bright color, paint it a lot on your walls or use fixtures, not your kitchen doors and cabinets.

Given these two options, which would you prefer to do?

A. Paint a wall
B. Pull out and install a completely new range

Personally, I’d go for option A. But I guess there’s always option C. Smile and bear it because you have to. A high-gloss white is almost guaranteed to match whatever color you want to throw at it.


“That’s going to be expensive” I think this is a natural reaction when you see a high gloss kitchen. But I can promise you, as far as Red Kite goes, it’s just as cheap as other kitchen designs. Behind that beautiful shiny exterior, it’s essentially the same as other kitchens.


While writing this article, I asked my wife what she thought about high gloss kitchens. I think she summed it up perfectly so she left you with her thoughts.

“GIVE ME GIVE ME I want that kitchen now.”

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