We are in the beginning process of renovating our home. We have chosen a few species of wood for cabinets and I'm going crazy!
I absolutely love the hickory cabinets that kraftmaid has, but we are not doing a rustic kitchen. Does anyone here have hickory in a non rustic kitchen? We of course could stain it darker to mute the tones, but then you start losing that uniqueness.
We also love the quarter sawn oak. I love the grain, I'm a little concerned it will look too uniform or formal but I do love it. We would stain that fairly dark. We do prefer wood with movement and variation, definitely not into maple..
We are going back and forth between wood laminate floors and slate floors, and countertops will be chosen once we choose the floor and cabinets.
What do you all think about a hickory cabinet ina non rustic kitchen. I think maybe the natural movement and variation of the slate would go well with the hickory. Likewise, the wood laminate may go best with the quarter sawn oak.