At Space Age Closets, we work with a wide range of materials to make custom cabinets that can rise to any environmental challenge, whether it’s humidity, spills, or mud. Each room in your home has different challenges for your cabinets. Today, we’ll focus on laundry room cabinets and which materials are best for them.
When you’re choosing custom cabinets, it’s easy to be persuaded by wood. Authentic wood has great texture, weight, and color. We can source all kinds of high-quality woods for your laundry room cabinets.
The stain and seal on wood is highly important, especially in the laundry room, where you may spill soap, or where you may place hot clothing against the wood routinely. Depending on the wood you choose, we may have special care instructions for you, to help keep your laundry room wall cabinets in top condition for longer.
In most of the laundry room cabinet idea posts you find online; you’ll be looking at melamine. This popular material is more light-weight and cost-effective than real wood. Depending on how it’s finished, it may also better resist heat and moisture, which can be helpful in the laundry room. Melamine also has the advantage of being easier to care for than many other materials. It’s simple to brush soap spills off melamine, without worrying about staining the material.
Want the gorgeous look of real wood for your laundry room, but not excited about the high cost? Wood veneer is a great option to help you get the best of both worlds. We can use a base material that has a thin layer of wood on the outside. You’ll touch real wood when you open the cabinets, and they’ll look very authentic. However, they’ll cost less than completely wood cupboards.
Plywood and MDF
You may need plywood or MDF as the backbone of your laundry room wall cabinets. These two materials add strength and cost-effectiveness but are often not attractive enough to be the only material used in the design. MDF might be a good core for your wood veneer or even for your melamine.
Work with Space Age Closets to Get the Right Material
Which material will work best to suit your specific needs? The custom cabinet experts at Space Age Closets in Toronto will help you figure it out and show you some laundry room cabinet ideas.