Green Kitchen Remodeling Westminster CO

Local resource for green kitchen remodeling in Westminster, CO. 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.

Fischer Van Lines
(720) 297-9904
1301 E. 58Th Ave @#E
Denver, CO

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Rug Exchange
(303) 744-3300
1133 South Platte River Drive
Denver, CO

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Gail Liakos
303/845-0891
1196 Sunset Drive
Broomfield, CO
Specialties
Home Staging

Abinitio Interior Design
(303) 423-5939
6830 Estes Dr. Arvada
Arvada, CO
 
Sharon Price
(303) 386-3659
4237 w. 52nd ave
denver, CO
Specialties
Residential,Commercial

Karen Forey Design Group
(303) 329-8777
338 University Blvd
Denver, CO

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Trish Pachak
(303) 521-8551
11636 Country Club Lane
Westminster, CO
Specialties
Residential,Commercial,Home Staging

Debbie Miller
(303) 888-1333
1216 Highland Park Drive
Broomfield, CO
Specialties
Residential,Home Staging

JJ Interiors
(303) 284-2148
5446 Zephyr Ct. Arvada
Arvada, CO
 
JJ Interiors
(303) 284-2148
5446 Zephyr Ct.
Arvada, CO
 
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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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