Traditional, beautiful, and versatile, wooden kitchen cabinets have been one of the most popular cabinetry styles for a lot of years. If you are in the process of renovating your kitchen, picking cabinetry is a huge part of the process, and you will have several choices. Unfortunately, there are a lot of myths about wooden cabinetry that can get in the way. Here is a look at a few of those myths. 

Myth: Wooden cabinets are really hard to take care of over the years. 

Taking care of your wooden cabinets is not really a lot of work. If you get well-built kitchen cabinets from the start, they will have a quality finish and a strong, durable structure, which means they can last you a really long time. Cleaning with the proper cleaning agents, avoiding direct sunlight, and making sure the kitchen is properly ventilated are all things that you can do to keep your cabinetry looking its best. But these cabinets really don't require any more ongoing care than anything else. 

Myth: You will pay drastically more for wooden cabinetry than other materials.

Wooden cabinetry is a major investment for your kitchen, but the pricing can be roughly the same even if you go for something like metal cabinetry. Metal cabinets made out of stainless steel can be anywhere from $750 and $1,000 per cabinet when you opt for custom made varieties. Wooden cabinets can cost between $500 and $1,200 per linear foot. Therefore, the prices are comparable for either material. 

Myth: Cabinets made out of wood are out of style. 

On the contrary, wooden cabinetry is still the most popular choice for kitchens. The only thing that has changed about their popularity is the finishing types that most homeowners prefer. You can find wooden cabinets in a modern-day farmhouse kitchen with painted finishes, in minimalist kitchens with open shelving incorporated, and in upscale industrial style kitchens with unique finishes. 

Myth: Choosing wooden cabinets means you will eventually have to paint the cabinets. 

Throughout the years, wooden cabinets can get scratched and damaged if they are not properly sealed and maintained, and you can choose to paint the cabinets if you desire to do so. However, simply refinishing the cabinets is also something that can be done to give the units new life. Just like wooden flooring, wooden cabinetry can be finished over and over again to give them an entirely renewed look.