Tips to Getting Started on your Kitchen Remodeling Project

Kitchen Cabinets aren't just offered in oak anymore….

Yesterday's medium and dark oak kitchen cabinets are being replaced by kitchen cabinets available in both very traditional woods (think maple or cherry kitchen cabinets) to more exotic woods such as alder and bamboo. And it does not stop there! What you should know about kitchen cabinets:

All wood is different, even within the same species - expect unique characteristics and variations in appearance, from door to door. If that is not to your liking, consider painted or laminate kitchen cabinets.

Color matters
A wide palette of stains exist for wood kitchen cabinets, from popular neutral tones to richer finishes of browns and reds. If stain is not for you, consider glazed or painted cabinet finishes. You are not limited to white kitchen cabinets or black kitchen cabinets (grey kitchen cabinets anyone?) - find a color you like or have one custom matched. The choice is yours!

Find your style
Do you like the idea of a traditional kitchen cabinet? Or perhaps a Contemporary or Modern kitchen design is more your style. Define your style and your choices become clearer.

To keep things simple and to help you get started, we've narrowed them down in our gallery to some popular kitchen cabinet wood types: Maple, Cherry, Oak, Hickory and Laminate. Just a simple start - we can always help you look for more wood types or painted finishes if you don't find something you like.

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Expert guidance on how to get started on a kitchen or bathroom remodel!