The modern kitchen forms the very core of every home. Obviously, the kitchen is an important room in a home. For this reason, it should be properly planned and decorated. In regards to the latter point, walnut kitchen cabinets offer an excellent option for those looking to redecorate or remodel their kitchen space. In addition to making the kitchen homely and comfortable, walnut décor is also likely to greatly improve your home’s value. Undoubtedly, a well done walnut kitchen will impart a touch of elegance and luxury in your home. The modern touch offered by this material looks great in all types of properties. Also, the material is durable and long lasting.
- They are extremely attractive.
- They offer an original wooden texture.
- They are highly functional.
- They are stylish.
- They can be installed in such a way as to defer some of the costs
Probably the only disadvantage of this material is its relatively high cost. The cost usually depends on the size of the surface to be covered and the cost of installation. On average, it would cost you anything between $4,000 and $6,000 to install solid dark walnut kitchen cabinets in a space measuring 10×10-foot . However, walnut veneer costs much less.
Environmental sustainability, cost-effectiveness, style and functionality are the four fundamental guiding principles of the green and save strategy that has been widely adopted in the furniture industry. It is important to think of the walnut cabinets, backsplashes and countertops as being an integrated kitchen system. Where possible, try and get the price of the materials, installation implications and finishes of all three kitchen components so that you can have a perfectly matched kitchen.
Apart from being a great choice for kitchen cabinetry and other forms of cabinetry, walnut is also extensively used as a flooring material and in the construction of furniture. Walnut cabinets are durable and attractive and will easily withstand the daily wear and tear of a conventional kitchen. The color of walnut cabinets (purplish black to dark brown) is determined by its drying procedure while its cost is determined by its construction. Mature walnut trees produce wood that range in color from dark brown to creamy white while kiln-dried walnut wood has a dull brown color. Air-dried walnut wood, on the other hand, has a purplish-brown color. Perhaps the greatest attraction of walnut cabinets is their apparent texture which comes about as a result the natural open grain of the walnut tree.
Solid and veneer walnut are the two most common type of walnut kitchen cabinets construction. A pure walnut kitchen is extremely expensive due to the scarcity of walnut. Only reputable custom cabinet manufacturers stock solid walnut cabinets. Walnut veneer presents a cheaper option for anyone looking to achieve that timeless walnut look in their kitchens. A walnut veneer cabinet is made using less expensive wood which is then plastered using walnut veneer on top to achieve that unmistakably rich look of walnut.Used kitchen cabinets that are made of walnut also present a cheaper option during kitchen remodeling exercises. Used walnut cabinets as well as new ones can be sourced from home improvement stores and local furniture shops.