It is fair to say that very few domestic projects afford as many immediate and long-term benefits as upgrading a kitchen. Without doubt, the opportunity to create a truly beautiful and highly practical hub, filled with stunning units and state-of-the-art appliances as standard, is likely to whet the appetite of any couple or family who are keen to make their house feel like a veritable dream home!
Unsurprisingly, many people decide to opt for solid wood kitchens these days. The reasoning behind this is quite simple: hardwood kitchen cabinets, units and worktops look amazing, last a lifetime, and engender a sense of homeliness which other materials simply cannot match.
However, whilst opting for solid wood is a relatively easy decision, knowing how to turn a dream into reality is often a slightly more convoluted process. This is because there are a number of aspects which residents need to consider before they actually get into the nitty-gritty of ordering their white goods and installing their solid wood kitchen cabinets.
The most important of these aspects is without doubt the issue of quality. Residents are likely to spend a great deal of time in their new kitchen so it is vital the materials and products they source will meet their immediate expectations – both in terms of aesthetics and function – and continue in the same vein for many years to come. Choosing high quality materials like hardwood gives residents the peace of mind they’re after in this respect as the innate quality of solid wood more than speaks for itself.
Aesthetics is of course another major aspect to consider when upgrading a domestic kitchen. Unlike some other rooms in the home, the kitchen is not an area of the home which gets upgraded all that often so it is vital residents undertaking a project of this kind get the look of their kitchen-to-be just right. Solid wood is the ideal material to choose when it comes to creating a truly stylish looking kitchen as its timeless appearance ensures it never looks out of fashion. Moreover, the versatility of solid wood is such that it can look gorgeous in traditional homes as well as those of a more contemporary style.
Kitchens get used each and every day so it is essential an upgraded kitchen affords its owners as much in the way of function as possible. Every feature within a kitchen – from the real wood kitchen cabinets and units to the electrical appliances and white goods – needs to be suitable, relevant and 100 per cent fit for purpose. Even less obvious features, such as pan drawers, wine rack cabinets, additional shelves and solid wood cutlery drawer inserts, need to be selected with practicality very much in mind as having superfluous items within a kitchen environment will do little to compliment the room’s overall functional appeal.
Without doubt, a high quality, aesthetically pleasing and truly functional solid wood kitchen will help turn any house into a dream home!
About the author – Bo Heamyan blogs regularly about domestic interior design topics and has written extensively about the virtues of investing in solid wood kitchens for a number of industry leading websites, including SolidWoodKitchenCabinets.co.uk.