Design and Culture: The Woods


Farmhouse, contemporary, beachy chic, urban – whichever direction you may be considering for your next project, the combination of painted and wood cabinets is here to stay for now as trends for 2024 are warm, cozy, and sophisticated. Knotty alder, cherry, rustic maple, maple, white oak, oak, and hickory are all woods available for cabinetry at Granite Plus and we have a wide range of stains available. It is always a good idea to select your countertops at the same time to ensure a stain has been selected that will translate into a lovely, refined, finished space.

Granite Plus Ve0a8340The natural character and grain of wood species like knotty alder, rustic maple, and cherry make these an elegant selection for a rustic farmhouse-style kitchen. When selecting a door style for a rustic farmhouse look, you can consider a shaker door with a wider rail or one with no bevel on the inside of the frame such as the Waverly door from WF Cabinetry or the Craftsmen door from DuraSupreme Cabinetry. For a modern farmhouse look, maple or white oak are good choices as these woods will have softer graining. A beveled shaker door style is a charming selection for this look.

For a contemporary or urban look, try cherry, maple or white oak in the Camden door style, a solid wood door. Another great option is the Moda door style with an exotic veneer which gives you the choice of a vertical or horizontal grain to add a bold statement throughout your space.

Beachy chic, or what I would consider a transitional design, is usually somewhere in between traditional and modern. The newest door style, the skinny shaker, is a perfect door style for this. The Reese door by DuraSupreme is available in cherry, maple or white oak. From light to dark stains, all are fair game with this trend and will depend on the countertop selection.

If you would like to find out more, you can visit Granite Plus at 17801 Ashley Drive or call our showroom at (850) 236-6363 and a project manager will assist you. We are locally owned and operated and look forward to hearing from you!