Whilst there are plenty of different materials to consider in the world of home improvement, natural wood has always remained right at the top of the list in terms of popularity. For hundreds of years homeowners have favoured solid timber for their furniture, doors or fittings and it is not at all difficult to see why. Not only is wood incredibly strong, hardwearing and simple to work with, but it is also very pleasing to the eye. And because this organic material is available in so many gorgeous varieties, it will fit in beautifully with any type of property, be it old or modern.
Another great thing about using natural wood in your home environment is that it need not cost you the earth. There are of course plenty of exotic timbers to consider, but ‘standard’ types of timber have just as much to offer and they can often be found for a far lower price than you would expect. Oak and other hardwood front doors will always give the exterior of your home a jolly handsome look, whilst bare pine flooring, skirting or architrave are guaranteed to create a wonderfully cosy effect.
Since wood can be stained, waxed or varnished, you can also opt to change the entire colour scheme in and around your home from time to time. However, if you are planning on this, then it is advisable to start off with a lighter shade to begin with as this could save you having a whole lot of stripping or sanding to do in the years ahead!
Solid wood furniture will also look great in your home and this can be picked up relatively cheaply if you are prepared to put in a little work. There are plenty of second-hand shops out there with all kinds of items that merely require a touch of TLC. A quick scrub with some sugar soap, a light sand and a dab of wood wax can have some genuinely magical results. Undertaking this type of project is also extremely rewarding as giving an old piece of furniture a new lease of life will provide you with a real sense of satisfaction!
Those are just a few good reasons why solid natural wood remains so sought after. And there are certainly no signs of this changing anytime soon.
This feature is researched and presented by UK based doors supplier Doordeals.