One of the biggest trends in home design is eco-friendliness. From the rise in solar panels on the roof to energy-saving appliances, homeowners are always looking for ways to make their home energy-efficient and environmentally friendly. You don’t think about your kitchen cabinets having an effect on the planet, but everything you buy has a carbon footprint, so here are our tips to making the green choice in kitchen cabinetry.
FSC or KCMA certified cabinets
Many quality cabinet makers have taken steps to make their cabinets environmentally friendly. Look for manufacturers that use wood that is certified by the Forest Stewardship Council (FSC,) or is part of the Kitchen Cabinet Manufacturers Association’s (KCMA) Environmental Stewardship Program.
Cabinets from Crestwood, Tidwell, Decora, Koch, and Elmwood Cabinets all have green cabinet options. Whether FSC- or KCMA-certified, these manufacturers have pledged to minimize their carbon footprint and make environmentally responsible choices.
A commitment to an environmentally friendly manufacturing process means:
- Wood from sustainably managed forests
- Materials sourced in an environmentally friendly way
- Using VOC-free or eco-friendly finishes
- Reusing, reducing, and recycling
- Minimizing waste
- Conserving energy
- Conserving water
Quality cabinets reduce your carbon footprint
Choosing custom cabinets ensures quality craftsmanship. Quality craftsmanship will last a long time, reducing the time between having to replace your kitchen cabinets.
Choose a local cabinet manufacturer
If you can choose a local custom cabinet manufacturer, then you will also reduce your carbon footprint by cutting out a big chunk of transportation. Every time your cabinets have to be moved and transported from the manufacturer to a warehouse, to the store, or to your home, you are building up your carbon footprint. Anytime you can eliminate a step, you are minimizing your carbon footprint.
Custom cabinets from a local vendor mean that cabinets and materials only have to go from the manufacturer to your home, skipping over a few transportation steps, and thereby helping you get the most eco-friendly kitchen cabinets.
Environmentally responsible kitchen cabinets in Denver
We are proud to be associated with first-class cabinet manufacturers whose commitment to quality matches our own. Tell your designer that you want your kitchen to be environmentally friendly, and we’ll help you make choices that are environmentally sound, as well as speak to your personal aesthetic.
When it comes to cabinetry, the dry Colorado climate can be tricky. Our designers will help you understand how each material will work in your home. Our professional kitchen design services are complimentary and will ensure that you make informed decisions with no surprises. We can also help you find solutions to specific nuances in your home, like small spaces or odd angles, that we need to consider when choosing kitchen products.
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