Building or renovating a Virginia house involves many important decisions. Your kitchen will be the heart of your home, and you deserve a kitchen that meets your needs, adds value to your home and will make you proud for a lifetime. If you’re considering making genuine wood countertops part of your home design, Maryland Wood Countertops can help you pick the perfect wood and design a countertop that’s both beautiful and functional.
Designing Your Wood Countertops
There are several factors to consider when integrating a wood countertop in Virginia VA into your kitchen design. The most important is height. We can design a custom wooden countertop that’s accessible while you’re sitting. If you’re tired of leaning against flat-edged counters while you prepare meals or do dishes, we can give your wood countertops a comfortable, rounded edge.
An island with a wood countertop can be a real convenience. If you have a lot of small kitchen appliances, an island gives you a dedicated workspace for preparing food. A large island can be used in place of a kitchen table, keeping the kitchen table or dining room clean for company. You can also use your island as a serving table when you’re entertaining instead of cluttering up the table with appetizers, drinks and extra glassware.
Waste holes and butcher block are popular options to consider for your wood countertop in Virginia VA. We can put waste holes in both wood counters and islands. You won’t believe how convenient a waste hole is until you no longer have to go back and forth between your counter and garbage can. Waste holes even help keep your floor cleaner because you won’t drop bits of food on the way to the garbage can. Please see our Frequently Asked Questions for more information about waste holes.
We build our own butcher block by recycling small pieces of leftover wood. Many people choose an entire butcher block countertop, while others like a butcher block inset so that they have a built-in cutting board. Butcher block islands make your work area even more functional. We can incorporate a variety of conveniences into a wood countertop in Virginia VA.
Selecting Woods for Your Countertops
Our award-winning designers will help you choose the best woods for your wood countertop in Virginia VA. We have 60 different types of wood available, so you’re sure to find something that works with your design and enhances the beauty of your kitchen. Our designers and artisans can answer any questions you have about each species of wood for your wood countertop.
Some woods have a more apparent grain and more obvious markings like knot holes and worm holes than others have and are well-suited to a rustic or country kitchen. Others have subdued markings and look fantastic in a contemporary kitchen. Some of our exotic wood species have dramatic stripes and curves that are perfect for modern kitchens. You can see some of our most popular woods in the Countertop Image Library under Countertop Design.
Finishing Your Wood Countertop
A wood countertop in Virginia VA can be finished with or without stain. We have our own oil that we recommend to finish wood when food will be in direct contact with the countertop. Our other wood finish is for wood that will be frequently exposed to water. It should not be used on surfaces that you plan to use for cutting food.
These are only a few of the things you should think about when you’re considering a wood countertop in Virginia VA. Please call Maryland Wood Countertops today at 443-840-7373 or email us to set up a consultation so that we can answer all your questions.