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Kitchen Cabinet Remodeling - Ideas and Estimates

Environmentally Conscious Cabinetry: Store Sensibly

by Kelly Richardson
Kitchens and Cabinets Columnist

With an emphasis on recycling and conservation, it didn't take long for the green concept to permeate the home design market. If you are committed to supporting nature, you will be happy to know that there are a variety of environmentally conscious cabinetry selections for your home.

While occasional recycling is a good start, it's going to take a concerted effort among people to make conservation a permanent part of our lives. Take your kitchen and bathrooms, for example. Did you know that you can have environmentally conscious cabinetry installed in these rooms that come from 100% eco-friendly ingredients? You will feel good knowing that your beautiful new cabinets are products of renewable and sustainable resources. And you certainly won't compromise attractiveness in exchange for sensibility. Here are some of the characteristics of environmentally conscious cabinetry.

Be Environmentally Conscious: Eco-Cabinetry Specifications

  • Reclaimed Lumber. You can have cabinetry items made with the wood of reclaimed lumber from old saw mills, bridges, barns, ships, and warehouses.
  • Recycled Poly Wood. This wood-like product begins as plastic bottles and cans, is ground up into flakes, and then molded into beautiful cabinetry.
  • Non-Staining. Most eco-friendly wood doesn't require any additional stain or paint, but is ready to go into a kitchen or bathroom as is.

Very few people know of environmentally conscious cabinetry, so the demand for this product is quite low at the moment. But that only means that you can get great deals on eco-friendly cabinets if you know where to look.

Where to Find Environmentally Conscious Cabinetry

  • The Internet. The omniscient Internet is always a safe bet for hard to find items, including environmentally conscious cabinetry.
  • Manufacturers. Buying environmentally conscious cabinetry direct from the manufacturers is a great way to cut out the middle man's cost.

Do your part to conserve nature and improve our natural prospects when you get information on environmentally conscious cabinetry.

About the Author
Kelly Richardson covers the local education and technology scenes in major cities across the country. His articles appear in educational journals, periodicals, and e-zines.