Green Kitchen and Bath Makeovers, Part V

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This part of my series on eco-friendly makeovers, I’ll focus on another substantial element in any kitchen or bathroom:  cabinetry.  Whether you’re looking for something sleek and streamlined, or cabinets with a traditional flair, the green options available today will modernize and beautify these much-used rooms.

  • Alter Eco’s featured material is bamboo due to its ‘aesthetic appeal, its structural integrity and its environmental benefits’.  Currently, its custom cabinetry is available exclusively in the San Francisco Bay area.
  • New York-based Breathe Easy Cabinetry uses responsibly-harvested solid wood, formaldehyde-free plywood boxes, and non-toxic water-based glues and finishes.
  • Reclaimed barn wood makes beautiful, timeless kitchen islands.  Recently, I admired some wonderful pieces while visiting Cherry Acres Furniture in the quaint town of Lititz, PA.  They also handcraft kitchen tables.
  • Codfish Park Designs, of Madison, NJ utilizes North American hardwoods, eco-friendly plywood, and low-VOC finishes in its custom cabinetry.
  • Citilog, based in NJ, uses reclaimed wood to build its custom cabinetry (pictured here).  Upon request, they will even remove trees from your site to use in your project.
  • Green Leaf Cabinetry’s semi-custom and custom cabinetry is made from FSC-certified wood and is finished with low-VOC paints and stain.  The company is out of Cleveland, Ohio.
  • The doors and drawer faces at GreenTech Cabinetry are FSC-certified wood species; the drawer boxes are bamboo; and finishes are zero-VOC.
  • Portland, Oregon’s Neil Kelly Cabinets uses FSC-certified woods, no-added formaldehyde agriboard case & drawer materials, and low VOC glues, adhesives and finishes.  Dealers are located in 26 states.
  • Terra Cabinets crafts its stock and custom cabinetry with FSC-certified wood, bamboo and low-VOC and zero-VOC materials.
  • Young Furniture offers, throughout the Northeast, unfinished cabinets in FSC-certified Maple, Poplar and Pine.

Tag(s): Green Furnishings, Greening the Home, Kitchens And Baths


One Response to “Green Kitchen and Bath Makeovers, Part V”

  1. Eric Myers on April 22nd, 2011 12:12 am

    I am definitely interested in checking out some of Alter Eco’s bamboo material. That is such an interested idea for a kitchen environment. I think it would go great in the fun, colorful kitchen I am trying to create during this remodel. Thanks for the tips.

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