If you are looking for a natural, warm, and rustically welcoming look in your kitchen cabinets in Utica, NY, then it’s time to look back to the simpler days of wood.

At Kevin Fahy Kitchens and Baths, we know the people of the Utica, N.Y. area enjoy variety, so we offer wood cabinetry in cherry, hickory, maple, and oak, with each having its own unique look and style.

Cherry kitchen cabinets offer a premium hardwood with a smooth texture, rich color, and uniform grain. It is long lasting and resilient to kitchen wear-and-tear, and fits in well with either modern designs or more traditional schemes. Since it is a premium hardwood, cherry is often a bit pricier than other wood, but its durability and versatility will pay for itself in the long run.

Maintenance of cherry takes a little more time than the other woods, but it will be worth it in the end as properly caring for the cabinets enhances their beauty. You will want to keep up with regular dusting, wiping them down with a lightly oiled cloth, and washing with soap and water with a thorough drying afterwards to keep them looking fresh.

Hickory boasts varying coloration and patterns, sometimes ranging from off-white to almost black all in one section, giving it a distinctive look that can make a uniquely-you statement in the kitchen. It is durable to the touch while beautiful to the eyes, and also fits in with both modern and traditionally rustic decors. Hickory takes stain easily to make it darker colors, and can be bleached to lighten it, as well. Cabinets made from hickory can also run a little more expensive, but the wood’s beauty and durability make it worth the price.

Maintenance is relatively simple … you simply sponge them off with a diluted soap and water, rinse and let dry.

Maple kitchen cabinets feature a durable and versatile hardwood that is one of the most popular choices, fitting in with a range of designs from Colonial to Victorian to French Country. The fine and uniform grain gives maple the ability to accept a variety of finishes evenly, and maple is actually less expensive than some of its more exotic counterparts because cabinetry materials are readily available.

You can clean maple kitchen cabinets with a regular dusting, sponging them off with Murphy’s Oil Soap and hot water, and some furniture polish.

Oak kitchen cabinets give you a beautifully rustic and simple look that is durable enough to stay that way for years. The top choice is red oak, a premium hardwood boasting a prominent grain pattern and texture. It ranges from light to medium brown, usually with a reddish hue, and is normally stained to achieve a consistent and even appearance.

Oak is typically a less expensive option than the others, and is easy to maintain. The cabinets can be wiped down with a sponge with warm water and a small amount of kitchen cabinet cleaner.

If traditional beauty and durability are just what you are looking for in your kitchen cabinetry, look no further than Fahy Kitchens and Baths. Give us a call today to see all of the variety that nature has to offer.

Kevin Fahy Kitchens and Baths is located at 1908 Oriskany Street West in Utica, NY. Walk-ins are welcome, but appointments are appreciated. For more information, give us a call at (315) 735-8181.