Weatherproof Outdoor Cabinets: What Material Should I Use?

Outdoor kitchens have been on the rise with homeowners for quite some time now, but interest skyrocketed in the wake of COVID-19. As stay-at-home orders and closures increased, homeowners turned their attention to home improvement projects and outdoor living spaces.

When building an outdoor living space, don’t forget the kitchen—an outdoor kitchen adds functionality, beauty, and value to your home. Weatherproof kitchen cabinets are the name of the game for an outdoor kitchen build with many different materials, colors, and designs to choose from to complete your outdoor oasis.

Wood vs. PVC

Just like any other kitchen, cabinets can add style and personality to your outdoor kitchen. Whether you add a pop of color to make a statement or simply want more storage, selecting the right material for your outdoor cabinets is crucial to the design and layout.

Traditional Wood Cabinets

Wood cabinets are not quite as durable as other materials, but there are specific types of wood that are better to use for outdoor living. A few of the woods you might want to consider are bamboo, teak, or cypress.

Here are a few perks to using wood cabinets in your outdoor kitchen:

    • They have environmentally friendly options; and
    • They are easy to stain and finish to match any color or design scheme.

The following are the less enjoyable aspects of using wooden cabinetry outside:

    • They require regular upkeep;
    • They fade overtime from sun and other natural exposure;
    • They are prone to cracking, warping, or swelling; and
    • They are a more expensive material.

Wooden cabinets are prone to the same difficulties as any other wood product—however, you can lessen these potential problems with proper maintenance and quality wood materials.

PVC NatureKast Cabinets

We all know that living in Boston comes with harsh weather—having outdoor kitchen cabinets that can endure the elements is still important. NatureKast cabinets are made from a man-made polymer plastic material built to tolerate any weather with low maintenance.

The benefits of using PVC cabinets for outdoor living include the following:

    • They are easy to clean and maintain;
    • They are resistant to sun, rain, saltwater and snow;
    • They do not fade or stain; and
    • They are 100% weatherproof and waterproof, meaning NatureKast cabinets will not rust or rot.

When it comes to NatureKast, you really do have unlimited options with endless benefits—NatureKast offers a wide variety styles, finishes, and colors for weatherproof outdoor kitchen cabinets that will resist the elements.

Weatherproof Outdoor Cabinets from NEBS

Building a backyard oasis complete with an outdoor kitchen is just about every homeowner’s dream. Lucky for you, NatureKast PVC weatherproof outdoor cabinets are specifically engineered for durability, longevity, and style to ensure long-lasting satisfaction and use.

At New England Building Supply, we only work with top-rated industry brands to give you the best customer experience and products—that’s why we supply and install NatureKast weatherproof outdoor cabinets. Choose from a wide variety of NatureKast cabinets at New England Building Supply to complete your outdoor kitchen with ease, practicality, and beauty.

To learn more about the NatureKast outdoor cabinets we carry and how we can help with your outdoor living project, stop by our downtown Boston showroom or contact us today.