Choosing woodwork for your home can be a tricky decision, especially when it’s something like your kitchen cabinets and there are so many different types and styles out there. Wood is built to last which is why it’s such a fantastic building material. You probably won’t change your design every other year so you need to pick something that you’ll like 5 years down the line. Here are a few tips on how to choose the right wood for your kitchen cabinets and factors that will help you to make your decision.
Consider your budget
The great thing about wood cabinets is that there are so many options out there, from hardwood to plywood, oak to maple, white to black, there’s something for everyone. Your budget will likely dictate which wood you can have for your cabinets as some wood types are more expensive than others. Generally, walnut and rift oak are quite pricey, knotty alder and oak are affordable, and maple wood and cherry are somewhere in the middle. There are also plenty of variations of wood too, such as white oak (which is great for custom carpentry) and red oak, and each type carries a different price.
Choose something that matches your home
It’s important that the style of your kitchen cabinets matches the rest of the home. If you’re doing a kitchen facelift and working with a carpenter to replace the kitchen cabinets but not the rest of the kitchen, you’ll need to choose a wood type, colour and style to match the rest of your space. If you have a period or country property, white oak and pine work well and don’t forget that you can also stain and paint your kitchen cabinets. If you have young children, you may want to opt for darker wood rather than light, and if you’re planning on selling your property in the next few years something more neutral may be slightly more appealing to buyers.
Go custom kitchen cabinets
We highly recommend going custom with your cabinets as it means that the size and design will fit your space perfectly. Whereas flat-pack cabinets usually follow one shape and size, custom kitchens allow you to create cabinets that are tailored to your needs and preferences. Speak with your local carpenter about the best type of wood that will suit the style and look of your home.
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