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The Beauty of a Solid Oak Kitchen

Posted in Blog
24 June 2019

Oak has retained its popularity with homeowners.

Whether you’re looking for a timeless classic or clean and contemporary design, solid oak is adaptable enough to suit any type of kitchen.

The warmth and beauty of oak

What makes wood so aesthetically pleasing is its character and warmth.

Kitchen cabinets and worktops made from natural materials are both attractive and welcoming. The unique grain pattern of timber looks stunning and gives a rustic and wholesome feel to a room.

Oak gives you natural beauty without being overpowering. Using oak is an ideal way to soften the look of your kitchen, especially if you’ve chosen to paint your walls in one colour throughout.

Solid oak has a timeless quality that makes it perfect for both traditional and modern kitchen designs.

Built to stand the test of time

Oak is a hardwood that’s both durable and flexible. Oak kitchen cabinets are built to stand the test of time.

Even in a busy, highly used kitchen, oak will show very little wear and tear. Another benefit is that it can handle moisture better than other woods. Its solid structure makes it resistant to water damage, unlike softer materials such as MDF, which is easy for water to penetrate.

Because oak is so hardwearing, many homes still have the original oak cabinets that were installed. And as solid wood has a consistent texture throughout, it’s much easier to repair than composite materials.

Versatile and attractive oak cabinets

Solid oak kitchens are extremely versatile as they blend harmoniously with pretty much any type of décor. This gives you the freedom to paint your walls and ceilings in your chosen colour scheme.

You could also decide to paint your oak cabinets with a stain or glaze. Even when you stain oak in a dark colour, the wood grain still shines through. By painting in a dark shade, you’ll give a rustic appearance whereas a pale stain will look more contemporary.

You could choose to paint oak cabinets and mix them with unpainted cabinets if you don’t want the kitchen to be made up entirely of wooden surfaces.

Stylish and durable oak worktops

In addition to cabinets, oak worktops bring warmth and charm to your kitchen. They’re also highly durable, so if your work surfaces are going to be heavily used, solid oak is an ideal choice.

Even after years of use, an oak worktop will still look fantastic as its colour deepens and it gains character. It’s a simple matter to polish or sand away stains and scuffs and fill in dents. You could even opt to sand down and varnish the surface.

Oak is low maintenance and cleaning a solid oak work surface is easy. In addition, wood is naturally anti-bacterial, helping to keep your kitchen germ-free.

Solid oak is an environmentally friendly choice

Wood is an environmentally friendly alternative to plastic and other materials. These days, oak used for kitchen cabinets and worktops comes from sustainably-managed forests with established replanting programmes.

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