Green Kitchen Remodeling Bennington VT

Local resource for green kitchen remodeling in Bennington, VT. 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.

Linesync Architecture & Planning
(802) 464-2526
14 Castle Hill
Wilmington, VT

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Herzfeld Studios
(802) 375-2369
VTRT 7A
Shaftsbury, VT
 
Tydans Moving Company
(802) 875-6677
Rt 11/ Pleasant Street
Chester, VT

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Fran's Interior Look
(802) 985-2030
162 N Twin Oaks Ter. South Burlington
South Burlington, VT
 
Deborah Overton
(802) 578-5059
11 Maple Street Suite 11
Essex Junction, VT
Specialties
Residential,Home Staging

Ceil Petrucelli
(802) 447-0388
614 Pleasant Valley Rd
Bennington, VT
Specialties
Residential

Linesync Architecture & Planning
(802) 464-2526
14 Castle Hill
Wilmington, VT

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Vermont Moving & Storage, Inc.
(802) 655-6683
276 East Allen St
Winooski, VT

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Sarah Chase C.I.D.
(802) 874-8060
1253 Turkey Mtn Rd
Jamaica, VT
Specialties
Residential

Bogossian & Weil Interiors
(802) 362-4836
162 Elm St. Manchester Center
Manchester Center, VT
 
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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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