Green Kitchen Remodeling South Burlington VT

Local resource for green kitchen remodeling in South Burlington, 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.

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

Redmond Interior Design
(802) 310-4990
270 Pine Street
Burlington, VT
 
David Coates Design Services
(802) 658-0600
824 West Lakeshore Dr.
Colchester, VT
 
Annette Besaw
(802) 865-2581
358 Dorset St.
So. Burlington, VT
Specialties
Residential,Home Staging

Interior Revival
(802) 238-3974
Burlington, VT
 
Design Matters
(802) 865-2581
358 Dorset St.
So. Burlington, VT
 
Altogether Interiors
(802) 578-5059
11 Maple Steet
Essex Junction, VT
 
Creative Home Solutions
(502) 310-7028
creativehomesolutions.vpweb.com
Jericho, 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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