Green Kitchen Remodeling Ashland KY

Local resource for green kitchen remodeling in Ashland, KY. 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.

Mary Moffat Jones Interiors
(304) 529-6295
541 9th St.
Huntington, WV
 
Jackie McDavid Interior Design
(606) 474-8063
4394 S State Highway 1 Grayson
Grayson, KY
 
Schumacher Homes
(330) 478-4500
Huntington, WV
Specialty
Site-Built Homes

Daniels Industries Inc.
(859) 344-1717
951 Helen Ruth Drive
Fort Wright, KY

Data Provided by:
Yours Truly Interiors
(502) 339-5412
7009 Graymoor Rd. Louisville
Louisville, KY
 
Mary Moffat Jones Interiors
(304) 529-6295
541 9th St. Huntington
Huntington, WV
 
Jackie McDavid Interior Design
(606) 474-8063
4394 S State Highway 1
Grayson, KY
 
Ann Greely Interiors And Antiques
(859) 367-0200
497 East Main Street
Lexington, KY

Data Provided by:
Thorpe Commercial Group
(502) 244-3332
12210 Old Shelbyville Rd.
Louisville, KY
 
Ginn Interiors
(502) 349-0129
4701 Pennebaker Ave. Bardstown
Bardstown, KY
 
Data Provided by:

Kitchen Cabinets

Kitchen Cabinets

Home  >  Remodeling & Improvement  >  Interior Home Improvement  >  Kitchen Remodeling  > Kitchen Cabinets

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 ...

Click here to read the rest of this article from GreenandSave.com