Home & House Interior Designs — March 3, 2011 at 8:15 am

Charming Wooden Cabinets

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There is no denying that if there is one room in the house that needs ample storage facility it is the kitchen. More often than not the kitchen is probably the smallest room in the house, but the room where we need to store quite a few items. The most popular storage spaces in the kitchen are the wooden cabinets. They provide a unique warmth and charm to the kitchen environs and are certainly more comfortable to use and maintain than stainless steel cabinets or cabinets made of other material.

While choosing storage space in the kitchen, the most important aspect to consider is functionality and not beauty. Many may consider glass or steel cabinets do provide a better and perhaps sleeker look. But then so does wood. And it is easier to maintain, no polishing or cleaning of the surface required which is a must with glass or steel. Remember it is kitchen and you can expect quite a bit of grease stains here. The only maintenance it requires is a wooden polish every year or so!

So we are all agreed that they are extremely easy to care for. Their versatility is also very unique. Fortunately with the advances being made in technological concepts and the importance given to interior designing, wooden cabinets too these days come in many colors and shades. You can find the right one for your kitchen within whatever budget you have decided for it. With so many varieties available you can easily enough choose one that goes with your interior decoration theme.

The most popular kind of wooden materials that is used to make kitchen cabinets are pine, maple, oak, beech, ash or chestnut. Depending upon the texture and the hue that you would like you can make your choice here. For darker shades you can opt for mahogany, teak or rosewood. Staining technique helps you to darken the wood if you choose a lighter shade due to budget constraints. Having chosen you preferred shade and wood, all that you have to do is to create the cabinets with optimal storage space and easy access.

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