Maple vs Birch
I would like some feedback regarding birch and maple woods.
We are discussing what wood to use for our kitchen and I would like to know the difference in price, quality and other considerations we should focus our attention.
1) We hope this is our last remodel and we plan on living in the house another 20 years.
2) The kitchen will be a focal point in the house and we feel the cabinets will be part of the "art work".
3) Our thoughts are to have dark cabinets (redish/brown -- in the Cherry/Mahogany family colors)
4) We like cabinets that incorporate molding and rounded corners.
5) Less grain vs more grain
6) cabinets will be seen from the front door and multiple rooms.
Your comments, considerations and thoughts are appreciated.