Wood is a material that many people enjoy having throughout their homes. Wooden furniture can give a room a welcoming, cozy feel, while hardwood flooring can create a warm vibe that you enjoy. If you look at your kitchen and don't see many signs of wood, it may be time to think about one or more ways to add wood to this space. While hardwood flooring is always an option, there are many other ideas to consider. Schedule a consultation with a local kitchen remodeling contractor so that you can discuss your ideas and make a plan about how to proceed. Here are some ways that you can add more wood to your kitchen.
Butcher Block Countertop
The addition of a butcher block countertop can not only add a good amount of wood to your kitchen but can also improve the look of this space if your current countertop looks dated. Butcher block countertops are generally thick and available in many different colors. In addition to being one of the first things that you'll notice upon walking into the kitchen, this type of countertop material is also highly functional. You'll be able to cut food directly on the counter, instead of having to use a cutting board. For many people, this can be desirable.
Wood Accent Wall
There are a few different ways to approach adding an accent wall to your kitchen, but one idea is to have your remodeling contractor cover a wall in pieces of wood that they've stained in a shade that complements the look of the kitchen. A wood accent wall will add visual warmth to this part of your home. You can either leave the wood blank or consider various ways to use it. One option is to have your contractor install heavy hardware in the wall from which you can hang pots and pans if you like the idea of having your cookware exposed and easy to access.
Wood Window Ledge
Many kitchens have at least one window, and you may wish to consider how a thick, wooden window ledge might augment the look of this area. If you're keen on adding wood to your kitchen, this may be one of the simplest and most affordable ways to achieve this goal. If you have a thin, painted window ledge now, your contractor can carefully remove it and put a slab of wood in its place. Discuss these and other similar projects with your kitchen contractor.