Green Kitchen Remodeling Buckeye AZ

Local resource for green kitchen remodeling in Buckeye, AZ. 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.

Sherry Hauser Interior Designer
(623) 935-5061
14225 W Greentree Dr.
Litchfield Park, AZ
 
Karen Spradling Interior Designer
(623) 247-3648
3820 N 84th Ln.
Phoenix, AZ
 
MOD PODS DECOR
(602) 502-5380
Watsona and Yuma
Buckeye, AZ
 
Bella Art Decor
(480) 443-2387
7750 E. Gelding Dr.
Scottsdale, AZ
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Interior Deluxe Llc
(480) 788-6485
1900 W Chandler Blvd. #15-229
Chandler, AZ

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Sherry Hauser Interior Design
(623) 935-5061
14225 Greentree Dr. Litchfield Park
Litchfield Park, AZ
 
Karen Spradling Interior Designer
(623) 247-3648
3820 N 84th Ln. Phoenix
Phoenix, AZ
 
A Plus Phoenix Movers
(480) 553-9740
111 East Dunlap Avenue
Phoenix, AZ

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Quality Movers
480-43-3572
5435 W Pecan Rd
Laveen, AZ

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Allstar Movers
(602) 943-3800
5806 W. Market Street
Glendale, AZ

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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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