It’s time. For years you’ve been stuck with the same cabinets that were there, dreaming of what your new cabinets would look like and now you have the budget, the time, and the drive to make your new kitchen cabinets Cleveland Ohio a reality.
One question: what material should you have the cabinets made from?
After all, kitchen cabinets can be created from a wide variety of materials that includes wood, laminate, stainless steel, thermofoil, melamine, lacquer, and acrylic. However, when it comes down to it, most homeowners—91% as a matter of fact—opt for wooden cabinets over other materials, with thermofoil garnering 4% and melamine getting 1.6%.
Wood as a material is extremely pliable and is available in about as many varieties as there are trees, with maple being the most popular choice, followed by cherry, red or white oak, and hickory.
While wood might be the most popular option, each home is unique and every homeowner has his or her own taste, and thus each material has its own set of strengths. Normally, using wood provides a veneer of natural beauty, creating a more traditional, country, or rustic look, especially if you choose a natural finish. Of course, you can still achieve a natural feel while creating a more modern or stylized vibe through the use of paint, such a strong coat of black paint.
One other selling point about wood is that it’s a very durable material and can often stay looking like new for several decades if treated correctly.
If you want a more modern style, then you can go with a manmade material, which provides an endless choice of colors and styles. For example, if you want to give your kitchen a 50s feel of modernity, laminate’s reflective and shiny surface and myriad colors and patterns can assume a number of Cold War-era styles.
But if you’re going for a truly modern and urbane look, then stainless steel is the way to go. Already a material that’s part of many kitchen elements these days, some homeowners have gone full steel in their kitchen, creating a light-filled and sleek-feeling kitchen.
So why there’s no one “best” material, the best is ultimately what best suits your unique tastes.