choosing oak vs maple kitchen cabinets
I am about to change my old fairly dark oak cabinets due to water damage. I like the light oak as well as the light and glazed maples. The maples are more expensive, but I have been told by several kitchen designers that oak is very out of style. My contractor can give me Aristokraft (veneer raised panel) oak at a good price or a Merillat solid oak at a higher price but that still is less than the maple. I have also looked at American Woodmark maple for price (although my contractor does not like to deal with Home Depot). I don't know if I am being swayed too much by what I am told is out of style. Do you think it's important for future resale which is at least a few years or more away? I have only just found this site. Any opinions will be very, very appreciated. I have to decide in the next few days, if possible. Budget is also becoming more of a factor. Thanks for any advice.