Disadvantages Of A Pine Cupboard

If you are looking to upgrade or remodel your kitchen and get items like your pine bedroom furniture such as a pine bookcase, a pine dresser or a pine wardrobe you may be considering pine cupboards but is that really the best choice for you? You will probably be looking to spend a significant amount of money to get the best return on investment for your kitchen or bath but should you really purchase pine such as a pine desk? Have you considered all of your options heavily before making a good decision? Chances are that you will not be remodeling again for a while so you should be comfortable with everything that pine will have to offer you and your family.

Using pine cupboard at home.

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Before you jump in with both feet, what are some of the disadvantages to getting pine cupboards? There are three major problems with pine; yes it looks great and it is a more “simple” style but sometimes the disadvantages can outweigh the advantages.

It’s first important to note that pine is very difficult to shape. Yes it can be done, but it is more difficult than some of the other woods that you may be able to select from. However, being that it is hard to shape, it is still fairly inexpensive when compared to other popular styles of wood on the market today.

Another disadvantage is that pine will warp easily in humid conditions. This can be a very bad thing if you live in a hot and humid area with no air conditioning. It will be like putting your investment down the drain! Placing pine in your bathroom may also be a bad idea since when showering with the door closed with produce condensation and that can also contribute to rapid warping. Some individuals actually like the “weathered” look but spending a significant amount of money for it just seems crazy to others.

The third factor to consider with pine cupboards is that dents and scratches will be more easily visible. This is not a wood that is hard or difficult to destroy. With small children and pets it may be difficult to keep the nicks and scratches at bay. You may want to weigh all of your options prior to making a decision on the type of cupboards you choose for your home. You should take into consideration your family, your home and the types of use that you may be getting out of them.

Another disadvantage is that in today’s market “modern” is becoming more and more popular. Pine is not necessarily thought of with the word “modern.” If you are looking to update your cupboards perhaps for a better return on your investment when you sell you may want to reconsider! This may deter people from purchasing the home if they feel that they too will have to spend a significant amount of money to change the look and feel that you may love.

Pine is usually lighter in color and this can affect what it coordinates with. While it does make great furniture depending on what you prefer it certainly won’t give you that dark feeling in your kitchen and bathroom. It may go with any design of your free standing electric cookers and other items in your kitchen or bathroom.

All of these factors are things that you may want to consider if you are planning on updating or changing the look and feel of your current kitchen or bathroom. Spending a lot of money for something that may not stand up the way you had expected would be enough to make anyone angry. Pine may be a great choice for some it is certainly a pain for others. Depending on where you live it may not be feasible at all unless you want to spend money replacing it frequently to keep it looking new and fresh! You should take all of these things into consideration prior to purchasing pine cupboards, you may be happy that you did.

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