When preparing for a partial or full kitchen remodel, there may be many factors to take into consideration. One of the most important purchasing decisions will be the cabinets. Your budget, personal taste, and concern for resale value will all help determine the kind of cabinets you choose.
The top priority your cabinets should be given is quality. Buy as much quality as your budget allows. And there is no better quality cabinet than one made out of maple. Maple has been the go-to wood choice for decades because of the many qualities it brings to your kitchen. The magic of maple is found in its sturdiness, longevity, and beautiful uniform grain.
Maple is one of the hardest woods that's suitable for kitchen cabinetry due to its abundance in supply. A native of North America, maple is found up and down the east coast. This wood is harder than oak, birch, and pine, making it the most resistant against wear and tear.
Maple has a non-porous, uniform grain that takes to stain and paint very well. Stained or painted maple will last for a very long time, often much longer than other wood types. Because it takes stain and paint so well, the variety of color and finishes that can be applied seem almost endless.
Maple cabinetry is more expensive than softer wood or MDF (Medium Density Fiberboard) cabinets. While it can take a small chunk out of your kitchen remodel budget, its performance will exceed your expectations in the long run.
Maple cabinets are available in a large variety of styles from the most traditional to very contemporary, and even minimalist designs. So, if you've chosen a material such as maple for your kitchen cabinetry, you need not be limited to any one style or color, thanks to the beauty, versatility, and durability of maple.