Kitchen Cabinet Materials

Kitchen Cabinet Materials

When it comes to remodeling your kitchen and deciding on what to do with your kitchen cabinets, check out the different kitchen cabinet materials that are available. These materials will be sure to last for years and can add style and elegance to your kitchen, as well as maybe even save you some money, depending on your kitchen-remodeling budget.

 

Cabinet Budget

There is a very big selection of materials available for kitchen cabinets. These materials can range from low cost materials to very expensive materials. By deciding on how much money you want to spend, you can limit your options of materials to choose from, from the start. Choosing a type of material from the start can also help you narrow your choices down. There are some materials that give the appearance of another material, and because of this are costs friendly, so keep that in mind as well.

 

Wood

The most common material that is used for kitchen cabinets is wood. There are however, various types of wood that can be chosen for your kitchen cabinets that will change the look of your kitchen and determine the cost. The most common types of wood are oak, cherry, maple, pine, and mahogany. When it comes to cost, pine is the cheapest wood you can choose and mahogany is the most expensive wood to choose, where maple and oak are in the middle of the price range. When choosing a wood, also take into consideration the durability. Pine can easily scratch and dent, and oak and maple are known for being durable, but mahogany is the highest ranked when it comes to durability.

 

Other Materials Available

There are other alternatives to wood kitchen cabinets, for example stainless steel. Stainless steel happens to be very durable and very low maintenance. Stainless steel also adds a more industrial, contemporary, or modern look to your kitchen, however, the cost of stainless steel cabinets is very high. Thermofoil and laminate are a type of non-natural finish and veneer that are typically applied to particleboard, but are more cost friendly and a lot easier to keep clean compared to other cabinet materials. Other materials available for kitchen cabinets are bamboo and lyptus. These materials are ecofriendly, very durable, and add a modern feel to your kitchen. However, these materials are on the very high end when it comes to cost.