If there is any room in a log home that is constant and is mostly used, that would be the kitchen. During the day, it is the widely used section in any home for in here meals are planned, ingredients are prepared, the dish is cooked, and the food is meticulously arranged for the satisfaction of the members of the home. Indeed, there are so many activities done in a kitchen. Memories are also shared. Knowledge is imparted especially when people get together in order to learn cooking a special meal or two. So how would the idea of custom made hardwood kitchen sounds like? I think having one would be perfect!
Just like any parts of the log home, the kitchen also needs some pampering. How else can we pamper any room of a log home but to decorate it and have a beautiful arrangement of furniture? Many say that with log homes, simplicity is beauty. As for the kitchen, the key is to put things in order. Keeping things in order in the kitchen is very easy to say, but very complicated to do. Think about all the equipments and objects present in a kitchen: table wares, pots and pans, china ware, oven, bread toaster, fridge, utensils, so on and so forth. Just thinking about them would drive a new log home owner crazy! Fortunately though, this is when cabinets become extremely useful.
When speaking about kitchen cabinets, it is very easy to shop around stores and find the one that can fit in your kitchen. With the many manufacturers around making cabinets and other furniture, ready-made kitchens are all around the place.
Ready-made kitchens have advantages. With them, one need not go through intensive planning and constant visit to kitchen builders. All you have to ensure is that the size and design of the cabinet you purchased will address the issues you have with your kitchen. If your need is to put all your cooking equipment in one place out of sight from guests, then you would want to make sure that the length and width of the cabinet can indeed hold all of your equipment inside. If you want your counter table to be large enough for preparing a meal or for mini-dining, then you only need to make sure that what you saw at the store fits well in your kitchen. Ready-made kitchens cause less trouble and stress when your need is very basic as well.
However, for those who want more fancy in the kitchen and have a relatively bigger room to fill in, it is much better to spend on custom made hardwood kitchens. Custom made hardwood kitchens builders have one objective in mind: to construct high quality, flexible, elegant, and useful kitchens that log homes deserve. With that being said, all your wants and needs will be addressed: size, length, and type of wood to be used, color, finishing, stains, and so much more.
Mass-produced cabinets have many disadvantages. One clear downside is that they are not made by expert craftsmen. They are put together by assembly line workers only; thus they do not really have the expertise on wood carpentry designed for the home. Second, most of the cabinets used in mass-produced lines are only made of particle boards for the sides, back, and shelves of the cabinets so they are durable at all. They easily smell when exposed to high amounts of moisture.
Custom-built cabinets are generally made of plywood or solid hardwood. They may appear more expensive than those bought in local stores, but you are assured that it will last a long time, it is durable, and it is much more pleasant to the eyes (especially when you asked for cherry wood, oak wood, or hickory wood for your kitchen cabinet).