Kitchen cabinets are easy to overlook sometimes, but without them, a kitchen just wouldn’t be the same. Your cabinets give your home character and style. They hold your important kitchen stuff. They are often the first thing you see when you walk into a kitchen. So what are the best species of wood you can have for your cabinets? It depends on whether you are looking for beauty, durability, or value. Some species can combine these qualities, and there are a variety of species to choose from. So let’s have a look!
If you are looking for beauty, look no further than maple. This is a particularly adaptable wood. You can stain it any color or shade you want and it will still keep its natural wood grain look. So you can match nearly any other shade found in your kitchen. You can make it as beautiful as you want and still match your other furniture. Most of the world’s Maple trees are found in Asia, and this is often where kitchen cabinets made of Maple are manufactured. This makes them a cost-effective choice as well, which is always a bonus!
If you are looking for durability, then Hickory is probably a good option for you. It is probably the sturdiest of woods around and it comes in a variety of species for you to pick from. Having Hickory for your kitchen cabinets means that they are less prone to knicks and other damage than other natural woods are. This means that you may not have to replace them as often as you would if your cabinets were made out of something like, say, pine. Hickory is a mid-range priced wood and extremely popular in modern cabinetry. So you can be comfortable knowing you went with a popular choice, and that is good if you plan on selling your home any time soon.
And speaking of selling your home soon, the last quality you may want to look for in a wood is value. Not cost-efficiency, but the amount of value that particular wood species will add to your home if you are planning to sell. If you are remodeling your kitchen before putting your home on the market (a great way to improve resale value), then you are going to want a type of wood that is particularly desirable to potential buyers. In this case, consider going with Cherry.
Cherry wood is beautiful and striking. The red hues in this species even darken over time and with direct sunlight, so they just get even more spectacular as the wood ages. Cherry is also a softer wood and extremely versatile. This means that you can have gorgeous custom cabinets made for your kitchen unlike the ones you can find anywhere else. Cherry wood is unique and also produces high-quality cabinets. This is why many home buyers are willing to pay more for a house that has Cherry wood fixtures in it.