In the kitchen wood will almost always be the best material to use, both in terms of practicality and aesthetics, and it will also usually also be the most cost-effective way to make your modern dream kitchen as attractive as it can possibly be.
However, there are many different types of wood available for everything from floors to cabinets, so which will be the best choice for your home?
The first thing to decide is what you actually want from the look of your kitchen. For many, oak, beech or maple will be the best choice, seeing as they are extremely hardwearing, and will be most likely to seem familiar and therefore easily fit into what is viewed as a traditional rustic kitchen.
However, whilst these hardwoods will be suitable for most people, it is worth being aware that there are other options available.
Iroko worktops are far more interesting and unique and therefore, for anyone wishing to create a very personal space and one that doesn’t just look like millions of other kitchens around the world, opting for a lesser used but equally as practical choice such as iroko worktops may be the most appropriate choice.
Iroko kitchen worktops will be a stark contrast to the majority of other wooden kitchen fixtures and, as such, the resulting look will be an extremely modern one. Therefore, whilst standing out may be right for many, for those who want their kitchen to look more traditional, oak or beech may be more suitable options.
Iroko kitchen worktops may also be more suitable for those who need something slightly more durable than other hardwood options. Whilst it will still need care and attention and the same oil treatments as other wood, iroko is likely to withstand more than any other wood option in the kitchen, and therefore, for those who need the great look of wood, but the practicality of something a little tougher, iroko might again be the most appropriate choice.