Mother Nature has been kind enough to bless us with a wide array of wood. So, why not make the best out of it? There are so many options to choose from. Each piece and type of wood has certain qualities and beauty entailed to it. You just need to choose which type of wood you want to make use of. Wood is known to be a timeless and versatile material. It adds this sense of nature and outdoor to your interior. Talking about the interior, wood is a great material to make use of for your kitchen interior. The kitchen wood that you choose would not just help to make your kitchen interior feel more alive but also make parts of your kitchen last longer than they would’ve, wherever it is used. From countertops to cabinets to ceilings, using wood in your kitchen is a sensible yet sophisticated choice that will stand out amongst all the rest.

Some of the wood types that we have been blessed with and that can be used as kitchen wood are:

  • Maple
  • Oak
  • Birch
  • Walnut
  • Hickory
  • Mahogany and more

These are just some of the options that we have mentioned. There are so many other kinds that can be used as kitchen wood. It all depends upon your preference. But how can you make use of them? Let’s try and figure that out.

Using Kitchen Wood for Ceilings and Beams

Homes and especially kitchens that make use of exposed wooden beams and ceilings are usually composed of traditional kitchen wood variety. These beams can be painted and kept in their natural finish as well. Keeping them in their natural finish would enable them to show off their natural wooden appeal. One way to go about the designing of exposed wooden beams is by pairing them with a colored ceiling of a complimenting shade. If not that, then you can even paint the ceiling and wood in the same color to give a more streamlined look. Another thing that we can recommend is to match your wooden beams with a wooden ceiling. This is a classic and everlasting look! Its aesthetic is unmatchable and this is something that you don’t get to see in modern homes quite often now.

Kitchen Cabinets

Cabinets are an important part of your kitchen. They really do catch your eye and act as huge contributors to storage space. But using kitchen wood for your cabinets is a tricky thing. It has to be dealt with carefully. Wooden kitchen cabinets can make or break your kitchen interior. They’d either end up making your kitchen stand out if the right amount of style and texture is used or they would completely overwhelm the area by going too overboard with the wrong balance of style and texture.

One good thing about modern kitchens and their designers is that they understand the balance required between style and texture, and usually let kitchen wood speak for itself. Any kind of finish or paint that can be added to it should be avoided.

A recommendation that we’d like to give here is to pair your wooden cabinets with stone countertops for a classic pairing of two natural materials. Or you could pair the wooden cabinets with a subway tile backsplash for a combination of natural and polished textures.  Our Zafra Gallery and Formentera Island are the perfect combination of wooden cabinets and stone or marble countertops.

Wooden Flooring

Wooden floors are timeless. They can never get old or out of style. There is an array of kitchen wood options that you can choose from for your kitchen floor. You can also choose from a line of finishes for your wooden floor to achieve the aesthetic that you want. Some of the wood types that you can make use of for this are red oak, white oak, maple, hickory, black walnut, cherry, beech, and ash. The most commonly used wood for hardwood flooring is oak, because of its durability.

Countertops

Just like wooden cabinets, you can add a wooden countertop for your kitchen as well. It also helps you feel more connected to Earth by providing a natural surface and workspace to have all your daily kitchen activities carried out on. They also complement a number of materials, colors, and styles.

Most wood countertops are made from maple. Though walnut, oak, cherry, and teak are also commonly used. Eco-friendly bamboo is also gaining popularity in kitchens around the world.

Walls

Adding wooden walls to your kitchen can make you feel like you’re living in a cabin in the woods without actually being there. That is the one thing we love about wooden walls. If you don’t want to use actual wood for this (because it can be expensive) then you can even have a wood textured or wooden finish wall installed. It will give off the same effect. This is an instant way to add a rustic feel to any space. Distressed wood or painted wooden walls can add a shabby chic feel while raw wood can lend a rustic edge that utilizes wood’s natural beauty and personality.

So, the next time you plan on installing any kind of kitchen wood in your cooking area, you know what to do. These tips will most definitely make your kitchen stand out and at the same time make it aesthetically pleasing in the way that you want it to. This can even serve as a good way to remodel parts of your kitchen if you are planning on making any changes to your kitchen. Let’s get that kitchen game going!