Green Kitchen Remodeling Anchorage AK

Local resource for green kitchen remodeling in Anchorage, AK. Includes detailed information on local green contractors that give access to eco-friendly kitchens, which involve such components as sustainable kitchen cabinets, green kitchen countertops like glass tile, eco-friendly flooring like linoleum and cork, Energy star products, and water purifiers, as well as advice and content on environmentally friendly homes.

1 Workplace Llc
(907) 777-1530
1120 East 35Th Ave.
Anchorage, AK

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MK Arthaud Interior Design
(907) 563-5553
4101 Arctic Blvd.
Anchorage, AK
 
MK Arthaud Interior Design
(907) 563-5553
4101 Arctic Blvd. Anchorage
Anchorage, AK
 
J & D Interiors
(907) 349-9685
8300 Briarwood St. #A Anchorage
Anchorage, AK
 
Design Collaborative
(907) 276-5320
731 I St. #100
Anchorage, AK
 
Brady Design, Llc
(907) 245-1177
8936 Gloralee Street
Anchorage, AK

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ID Elements
(907) 349-3739
8111 Woodgreen Cir.
Anchorage, AK
 
ID Elements
(907) 349-3739
8111 Woodgreen Cir. Anchorage
Anchorage, AK
 
Elaine S Baker & Assocs
(907) 276-4829
900 W 5th Ave. #100
Anchorage, AK
 
Designs for Living
(907) 346-1007
5400 E 104th St.
Anchorage, AK
 
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Kitchen Cabinets

Kitchen Cabinets

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Kitchen Cabinets

There are two main elements of your kitchen cabinets:

  • Casework – the interior box and drawers that are only visible when open.
  • Exterior – the paneled doors and drawer fronts.

The interior casework of kitchen cabinets is often made from MDF (medium density fiberboard) or particleboard. As this type of manufactured board is made up from mainly recycled wood, it lessens the impact on natural timber resources. However, MDF is usually bonded with urea formaldehyde glue, which is toxic.

The process of cutting or sanding MDF poses the primary health risk, so if you are buying kitchen cabinets from a supplier this risk is minimized. However, if you are concerned about the off-gas effects of finished MDF you should consider other materials such as FSC -certified plywood, wheatboard, bamboo or formaldehyde-free MDF for your kitchen cabinets.

In general, whether you are purchasing new kitchen cabinets or constructing your own, look for materials that minimize the dangers of off-gas in your home. These include:

  • Water-based sealants
  • Finishes with low levels of VOC (volatile organic compounds)
  • Formaldehyde-free paints
  • Solvent-free adhesives

For the exterior of your kitchen cabinets, wood and wood veneers are the most popular finishes. Check that the wood for your kitchen cabinets comes from a well-managed, sustainable source that is industry certified, e.g. by the Forest Stewardship Council (FSC).

An alternative to traditional wood is bamboo, a fast-growing, renewable and sustainable resource which can be harvested many times more than hardwoods. Bamboo can give a warm, elegant wood finish to your kitchen cabinets.

Even if your preference or budget takes you to the major suppliers of kitchen cabinets, check the company’s ...

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