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What Materials Are Best Suited for Kitchen Cabinets?

by Elias Deukmajian | Kitchen

Home remodeling and renovation takes plenty of time, effort, and dedication, but rarely do we realize how much preparation is involved. Researching the décor and style of your kitchen is important in order to enhance the value of your home and make it a comfortable living space for you and your family. Since the kitchen is the most typical place for families to gather, it makes sense to invest a good amount of energy there in remodeling projects. Perhaps the most critical aspect of kitchen remodeling is choosing the right cabinetry.

Kitchen cabinets come in a wide range and variety of styles and materials, making the process of remodeling further confusing and frustrating—as if it weren’t enough already! Therefore, it helps to have a little guidance for a streamlined approach to figuring out what solution works best for you. In this article, we’ll go over things to consider when choosing cabinet materials, and the most common types of cabinetry to decide from. Happy hunting!

How to Choose the Right Cabinet Material

Every aspect of your kitchen’s design feels equally important; however, let us reassure you that the one component of the kitchen that takes up the most space, stores the most items, and draws the most attention are the cabinets. When choosing the right cabinetry for your own kitchen, it is important to have good ideas of what your needs are. This includes: storage, budget, climate, age of your home, general aesthetic and feel of your home, color schemes, and conditions that require more durable materials, such as extreme heat or cold or having young children and animals. Each of these considerations should factor heavily into your final choice of cabinet material.

Most Common Types of Cabinet Materials

When it comes to kitchen cabinetry, the options seem to be endless; kitchen cabinetry comes in so many shapes, sizes, and finishes that it can be overwhelming. We’ve narrowed down the most widely-used cabinet materials, and briefly assessed their functionality.


Laminate cabinets are a highly popular option right now in the remodeling industry, because they’re more affordable, versatile, and generally resistant to wear; however, they can become significantly damaged quickly if they’re not adequately installed or cared for.

Wood Veneer

If you’re on a tight budget, this is another wallet-friendly option for kitchen remodelers. Wood veneers are pieces of real wood that are adhered to a less expensive material, such as a wood composite. While wood veneers can be customized, stained, and are versatile, they can tend to change colors over time, become scratched, and require care similar to real wood.

Solid Wood

As the number-one most used kitchen cabinet material, solid wood cabinetry has a stunning appeal that cannot be achieved by many other materials. It comes in a wide variety of different colors and textures; although, it is difficult to maintain and can be easily damaged by harsh chemical cleaners.

Aluminum and Stainless Steel

If you’re going for a modern look in your kitchen and home, stainless steel or aluminum cabinets add the perfect surprise element. It streamlines the kitchen with clean lines throughout, and it also enhances your kitchens ability to remain sanitary. However, it’s important to be mindful of the metals corrosive components that over time can require treatments and polishing.

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How Kitchen Emporium Can Help

The remodeling experts here at Kitchen Emporium serve clients all over the Southern California areas, including: the San Fernando Valley, San Diego, and San Marcos, CA. As licensed contractors, we provide clients with expertise, knowledge, and skill but at an affordable, wholesale price. We offer solid wood cabinets to our clients in a variety of options at an incomparable price to that of other contractors in the nearby areas. If you’re remodeling your kitchen and need guidance on what cabinetry would work best for your budget and family’s needs, please contact us to schedule a free consultation. We will make it our mission to find solutions that will give you the kitchen of your dreams at the most affordable rate. To speak to one of our helpful professionals or to learn more about the types of cabinetry we offer, please contact us directly. We look forward to learning more about you and your wishes for your new kitchen!

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