If you've been planning on remodeling your kitchen, one of the decisions you need to make is whether you'll be replacing your cabinets. If your kitchen currently has particleboard or laminate cabinetry, you may be thinking about upgrading to solid wood cabinets instead. Before you make your decision, it's important that you understand what makes wood cabinets worth the investment. Here's a look at some of the benefits of these cabinets.
One of the things that many homeowners love about wood cabinets is the wide variety that you have to choose from. No matter what type of look you're trying to create in your kitchen, there's sure to be a wood cabinet that will fit your needs.
Maple cabinets are often ideal if you're thinking about painting them. Oak, on the other hand, takes stain well, preserving its natural wood appearance. Hickory, cherry, and pine are also often used for kitchen cabinetry. You'll have to consider which type of wood fits the look you're aiming for.
Another reason why solid wood cabinets are worth the investment is their durability. Particleboard cabinetry is vulnerable to all sorts of damage, including chipping, cracking, moisture, and even excess weight strain.
If you want to eliminate the risk that your kitchen cabinets are just going to wear out and won't be able to keep up, you should look for solid wood cabinets instead of the less expensive, but also far less durable, alternatives. Hardwood cabinets can stand up to daily use in a busy kitchen and are strong enough to support the weight of your dishes, your canned goods, and more.
One thing that many homeowners don't think about when they are choosing the cabinets for their kitchen remodel is the resale value that those cabinets contribute to the home. When you select solid wood cabinets for your kitchen, those cabinets are going to improve your home's market value and the chances that it will sell.
More home buyers appreciate solid wood cabinets in the kitchen so that investment makes for a great selling point. If you suspect you might sell your home down the road, keep that in mind as you make your remodeling decisions and choose your kitchen cabinets.
These are a few of the benefits of choosing wood cabinets for your home. Talk with your remodeling contractor today about the types of wood cabinets that would look good in your new kitchen so you can choose the ones that are right for you.