creamy glazed cabinets vs. finished wood
Hello, all. I've been lurking on this site for quite some time now, so I know I will get some good advice. We are redoing our kitchen -- actually, moving the kitchen to a completely different room -- and I'm stuck on my cabinet decision. We have to give the cabinet maker our final decisions by the first of next week. Here's the dilemma. I love, love, love any kitchen I see with the cream glazed cabinets (which we were quoted a paint-grade maple) that are so popular now. Now, I also like a cinnamon shade of cabinet as well, also with a glaze, either in maple wood or cherry wood. This will probably be a one-shot deal for us, and I'm concerned about making the wrong decision re the cabinets. We don't plan to sell within the next ten years. I know everyone says to get what you love, but I'm so afraid the creamy glazed cabinets may look outdated in a few years or I may grow tired of them; while the cinnamon maple or cherry cabinets may be more long-lasting stylewise. So I know someone else has gone through this ordeal re the creamy glazed or the stained with glaze. I'm a little hung up on the fact that my $16,000-plus creamy glazed cabinets (a big expenditure for us) are actually a paint-grade maple and not "good" wood. I would really appreciate your thoughts on this. Thanks!!