Advantages of Using Solid Wood in Your Kitchen

Designing your dream kitchen can be an enjoyable yet complicated experience.

With such a wide array of materials and styles available – and pros and cons to each – it’s understandable that many homeowners don’t quite know where to start.

We supply many different designs at Kitchen Warehouse, but today we’re here to talk about a classic style: solid wood kitchens.

There are plenty of advantages, from aesthetic value to durability. In this blog, we’ll take a look at the benefits; which designs you can choose from, and how to maintain your new kitchen.

Benefits of Solid Wood Kitchens

Most people associate wooden kitchens with old-fashioned or rustic interior design, but solid oak kitchens can be contemporary, too – it’s all in the finish and how you style the room.

Natural wood is a timeless material that never really goes out of fashion. Woodgrain patterns have a unique beauty, yet the neutral tones are more than capable of complementing most other textures and colours.

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Versatile Designs

Be it light oak kitchen doors or painted wood kitchen doors in bright or dark colours, there’s more to this material than traditionalism. You can go for farmhouse-style kitchen doors with a bevelled centre profile, or modern Shaker-style kitchen doors for a contemporary twist on a classic design.

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Long Term Durability and Sophistication

Cabinets and doors made with resilient real wood will last for many years, much longer than cheaper alternatives like wood-effect vinyl. It’s highly resistant to chipping, especially when strengthened with lacquer.

Solid wood has associations of fine craftsmanship, so it automatically gives the kitchen a level of sophistication.

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A Strong Selling Point

The high-end yet neutral qualities of a wooden kitchen offer a broad appeal that should impress the majority of potential buyers. Some designs can date a property, and ultra-modern kitchen finishes don’t appeal to everyone – but solid wood can be both traditional and trendy, making it truly timeless.

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Which Solid Wood Kitchen Units Should I Choose?

We offer a variety of solid wood kitchen units and solid wood replacement kitchen doors here at Kitchen Warehouse. Due to our sustainable sourcing of Grade A+ wood and strong manufacturing processes, you can be confident in your purchase when you order our kitchen cabinets and doors.

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Jefferson Kitchens

For those looking for a traditional-leaning kitchen with a slightly darker woodgrain, our Jefferson kitchen units could be the perfect fit.

These doors are made from a solid oak Shaker-style frame with a raised oak veneer centre panel. The decorative moulding around the centre panel adds more detail than you would typically see in a traditionally modest Shaker kitchen.

Madison Kitchens

Should you prefer a more traditional Shaker-style kitchen, with doors featuring a four-piece frame around a recessed centre panel, our Madison kitchen units combine this simple design with the visual charm of natural oak.

Just like the Jefferson kitchen range, the units themselves are manufactured from MFC (18mm thick chipboard with a melamine face made from a matching wood-effect laminate). It’s the Madison kitchen doors – which we also sell alone as replacement kitchen doors – that are made of solid wood.

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Wakefield Kitchens

For a truly versatile kitchen that brings the old-fashioned, classic Shaker style into the modern day, consider our Wakefield kitchen units.

This lighter tone of white oak makes these kitchen cabinets easy on the eyes, making the room feel brighter and more open.

Aldana Kitchens

If you want the durability of solid wood kitchen doors but don’t want to miss out on the fun and flair of a modern painted kitchen, you won’t be disappointed by our wide range of painted solid wood kitchens.

Why Choose Solid Oak Kitchen Doors?

Do you need more reasons to decide on solid oak kitchen doors for your kitchen makeover?

Sold separately, our replacement solid wood doors have all the benefits of complete kitchen units, but with the additional advantage of being much more affordable.

They’re no less sturdy or long-lasting, and they’re just as aesthetically pleasing, but the fact that you don’t have to buy an entire kitchen unit makes the replacement door much cheaper. Therefore, achieving the look of a solid wood kitchen is within reach even for limited budgets.

How to Maintain Solid Oak Kitchen Doors

With high gloss kitchens boasting such easily wipeable surfaces, you might wonder whether solid wood kitchens are too high maintenance. This is a common misconception, because it’s easy to clean solid oak kitchen doors and maintain the natural wood.

We advise using a solution of warm water and a gentle liquid soap to wash off wooden cabinet doors with the help of a damp microfibre cloth. Then, use a dry cloth to wipe away any soapy residue and polish the surface back to a spotless lacquered shine.

To avoid potential stains or permanent damage, never use bleach or harsh cleaning chemicals, and clean any spillages up right away. This simple, regular cleaning routine should keep the wood looking fresh for years to come.

Order Your Kitchen Cabinets Today

To add to the practicality of our solid wood kitchen cabinets and doors, our base units come with adjustable legs and our wall units come with mounting plates and hanging brackets, so you can install them precisely where you want them to sit.

Got a question about our solid wood kitchens? Need some guidance on which type of wooden kitchen to buy? Then get in touch with the staff at Kitchen Warehouse today for expert advice.

You can call the team on 01765 640 000, fill out our online contact form, or send an email directly to with your enquiries.