Green Kitchen Remodeling Juneau AK

Local resource for green kitchen remodeling in Juneau, 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.

Deborah M Tucker
(907) 790-2379
9340 Glacier Hwy.
Juneau, AK
 
Country Lane Interiors
(907) 789-7226
9349 Turn St. Juneau
Juneau, AK
 
Bauer/Clifton Interiors
(907) 789-9120
318 Highland Drive
Juneau, AK
Specialties
Kitchen and Bath remodels

Brady Design, Llc
(907) 245-1177
8936 Gloralee Street
Anchorage, AK

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Design Collaborative
(907) 276-5320
731 I St. #100
Anchorage, AK
 
Country Lane Interiors
(907) 789-7226
9349 Turn St.
Juneau, AK
 
Deborah M Tucker
(907) 790-2379
9340 Glacier Hwy. Juneau
Juneau, AK
 
1 Workplace Llc
(907) 777-1530
1120 East 35Th Ave.
Anchorage, AK

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Kitchen & Baths By Design PO Box
(907) 479-4056
74121 Fairbanks
Fairbanks, AK
 
Kitchen & Baths By Design
(907) 479-4056
PO Box 74121, b
Soldotna, 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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