Aluminum Fabricated Vs. Wood Kitchen Cabinets

When looking to install kitchen cabinets for your kitchen, I bet that wood cabinets are the first thing that comes into your mind immediately, but there is aluminum too. In this article, we will explore their differences and make it easy for you to choose the right one for your kitchen.

Aluminum Fabricated Vs. Wood Kitchen Cabinets

When looking to install kitchen cabinets for your kitchen, I bet that wood cabinets are the first thing that comes into your mind immediately, but there is aluminum too. In this article, we will explore their differences and make it easy for you to choose the right one for your kitchen.

The Core element of modular kitchens is cabinetry, both in terms of form and function. Striking a balance between the two is the key here. Along with storage and function, durability and budget are very important factors that come into play. These factors for aluminum and wood cabinets will be listed below to help you decide.

Let us start with good old wood, shall we?

Wood Kitchen Cabinets

wood cabinet modular kitchen

They are the most popular choice for kitchen cabinets, and they can be found in a variety of styles. They add a warm and rustic look to your kitchen.

Just as there are a variety of styles available, the quality too is highly varied, this is because of the various types of wood available. If you go for cheap wood then you will have compromise in durability. Likewise, if you go for hardwood or better quality wood the price will go up too.

Wood cabinets if damaged can be repaired relatively easily, scratches can be easily fixed with some filler wax. You can have a makeover whenever you please, you can get it painted, varnished, and make it look brand new. And all of this comes at a price, it can easily cost you more than an aluminum cabinet.

Then there’s regular maintenance to be done, to preserve the look and the wood itself. If you do not want it to get warped or eaten by worms, then you have to get some maintenance in regularly.

Aluminum Kitchen Cabinets

aluminum cabinet modular kitchen

They are usually overshadowed by their wooden counterparts. They too have a wide range of styles to offer. Unlike wood, aluminum cabinets are sleek, modern, and cold.

Aluminum cabinets are highly durable and have a solid build quality. They don’t react to the elements owing to their non-volatile nature. So you need not have any fear of it rusting. They do cost more than wood cabinets though.

Unlike wood cabinets, they require almost zero maintenance. But repairs are a different story, aluminum tends to get dents, and they are a pain to fix. You can have them fabricated to suit your needs but in terms of colors, the options are limited when compared to the wood cabinets.

They additionally make noise, unlike the wood cabinets, due to their sonorous nature, which could get irritating sometimes. There are designs to counter both this and the dents, but as usual, you will have to pour in more money.

While they cost more than wood cabinets initially, in terms of maintenance they outclass wood cabinets, thereby saving you a lot of money if you consider the long-term implications.

Now we have laid the facts before bare, both wood and aluminum come with their own drawbacks and advantages. You will have to choose between them based on your requirements.