May 12, 2023

When it comes to renovating your Oakville home, the finishes you use for cabinetry and other wood surfaces have a significant impact on the atmosphere of your living space. While there are many options for customizing to your personal taste, natural wood finishes continue to stand the test of time for the most desired and reliable finish.

What are the benefits of natural wood finishing?

Ease of maintenance: While painting your cabinetry with a wide range of colours can result in beautiful outcomes, natural wood finishing can be easier to maintain. Since our kitchen, bathroom, and other key area cabinetry are high-touch areas, they are also at risk of superficial damage. As natural wood finishing highlights the natural qualities of the texture of wood, small nicks, scratches, and dents will be less visible against the grain of your natural wood finish cabinetry. This will allow you to make smaller, cost-effective fixes, or not feel the need to make a fix at all. For tips on maintaining the integrity of your cabinetry, visit our blog on Tips for Maintaining the Finish on Your Refinished or Refaced Cabinets.

Cost Effective: As a homeowner who either lives in or rents out a property, being mindful of the cost-efficiency of a home project is vital. With options such as MDF available for your cabinetry needs, it can be difficult to consider the ways natural wood finishing is still a cost-effective option. Here are just a few ways it is still cost-effective:

  • Low-cost maintenance
  • High-quality materials have increased durability
  • Timeless appearance results in less desire for short-lived changes

Versatility: Having a specific vision for the cabinetry in your home is great, but if you plan to live in your home for any extended period of time, you want to ensure your cabinetry will stand the test of time. Many homeowners follow rapidly changing modern trends. While doing so can result in fun, unique accent cabinetry, it can also result in short-lived choices that result in regret. With natural wood finishes, there are more subtle, long-term choices that can be complemented by other accent changes in your home that are less costly.

What are some ways you can customize your natural wood-finished cabinetry?
One of the common discussions around natural wood finish is that it is less customizable than painted cabinetry, but both finishes have a variety of options available. Here are some ways to customize your natural wood finish to benefit your home:

  • Selecting wood type based on personal preferences and performance
  • Enhancing the natural grain of wood by Selecting the Right Wood Finish for Cabinets
  • Choosing a counter surface that compliments and enhances your natural wood finish
  • Customizing your kitchen backsplash
  • Having complimentary appliances and furniture that make the natural beauty of your cabinetry stand out

Contact Trends Wood Finishing today!

While all colours and finishes are viable options for making your home match your personal taste, natural wood finishes continue to be one of the most sought-after options for cabinetry in modern homes. Contact Us today for beautiful, high-quality cabinetry for your Oakville home.


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