10 Unique Ways to Add Wooden Accents to Your Kitchen
Where does wood belong in the kitchen? Some people would say the floors, cabinets, and barstools. While this is true, there are many other ways to add wooden accents to your kitchen besides these traditional options. Here are 10 of them.
- Butcher-block island countertop: One advantage of using wood as your countertop material is that you can cut food directly on it. Over time, the cuts, nicks, and dents add to the character of your kitchen. If you want to prevent a worn look, shellacked wood is a good choice. This creates a sheen you may enjoy as well.
- Bespoke island made from reclaimed wood: An island with wood cabinets is nothing new, but the weathered look of reclaimed wood creates a whole different feeling. A bespoke piece fits your needs without compromise while serving as a conversation starter with guests.
- Wood beams and columns: Whether structural or purely accents, wood beams and columns create a warmth that other materials can’t match.
- Sliding barn door pantry: Rollers at the top of the pantry support a sliding door, which you can open and close with ease. You’ll quickly see how this rustic addition is both functional and beautiful.
- Reclaimed wood vent hood: Traditionally made of metal, your kitchen vent hood can be paneled in wood for a rustic accent in a surprising place.
- Wood backsplash: Instead of using ceramic or glass tile, consider incorporating a backsplash made of salvaged wood boards. Be sure to protect against splatters and water damage by applying shellac.
- Wood accent wall: Why stop the wood paneling at the bottom of the cabinets? Extend it to the ceiling to create an entire wood accent wall! Depending on the wood species, characteristics, and stain, this can create a cozy cabin feel or lend bohemian overtones to your kitchen.
- Open wood shelving: A popular kitchen trend is to install open shelving instead of upper cabinets. Hang honey-colored floating shelves with hidden brackets for a clean, simple appearance. Or, for a more industrial look, use shelves made of weathered wood and dark metal brackets.
- Wood bar top or breakfast nook: Enjoy the added character of a genuine wood seating area, whether it’s a bar top attached to your island or a breakfast nook tucked into the corner of the kitchen.
- Generous wood detailing: You can incorporate even more wood in some surprising places throughout the kitchen. Some ideas include a wood-wrapped island, distressed wood “EAT” sign, timber beam supporting antique metal light fixtures, wood accent bowls, and bamboo window shades.
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