If you’re looking for a new kitchen to buy, you’ll probably want something stylish, and wood fits that description perfectly. A wood veneer kitchen will certainly look special, but is it really the way to go? So, should you buy a wood veneer kitchen?
Reasons to buy a wood veneer kitchen:
Nothing beats the look and feel of real wood
Of all the materials a kitchen can be made of, wood is simply the most glorious looking of the lot. It has a warm, homely feel that’s guaranteed to give your kitchen the wow factor.
Besides the overall feel, though, a wood veneer kitchen has another advantage over other materials. Every door will be individual, each with its own particular grain, knots and shade, giving them a custom-made feel. It will be very obvious that each and every door is one of a kind. That’s something you won’t get with the closest artificial equivalent, wood laminate.
Durability & longevity
One of the big advantages of a wood veneer kitchen is that wood is an incredibly long-lasting material. Most of the materials used for kitchens will eventually start to wear. In some cases, this will take a very long some time, but it will happen in the end.
Wood is different. As long as you look after it, wood should last almost indefinitely. After all, think of all that antique furniture, centuries old, that sells for vast prices — made of wood. A wood veneer kitchen isn’t going to need replacing in the foreseeable future.
Reasons not to buy a wood veneer kitchen:
A wood veneer kitchen seems too good to be true — but it does have a few downsides. The biggest, as might be expected, is the price-tag. Class doesn’t come cheap, and a wood veneer kitchen will cost a lot more than a wood laminate kitchen.
There are other disadvantages, though. As a natural substance, a combination of time and light can change the colour of wood. Depending on the type of wood, it can either lighten or darken, while some wood change colour. For example, walnut often turns orange. In contrast, none of this should happen with a wood laminate kitchen.
Wood can also date. Some types of wood are timeless, but others go quickly from being on trend to old fashioned. Currently, the trend is for dark wood kitchens with a vertical grain, however, this could look dated in a few years time. In contrast, some finishes never seem to date. For example, white kitchens.
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