Your Guide to Kitchen Cabinet Refacing
Eco-friendly kitchen cabinets: refacing the green wayby Karl Fendelander
Face Your Kitchen Columnist
If you've ever been in a kitchen that's heavy on the oranges, browns and dark yellows, you know that trends don't always stand the test of time. There are certain trends, though, that most definitely do stand up to changing tastes -- and today, that trend is going for eco-friendly materials and construction.
Eco-friendly refacing: materials and construction
Keep the following things in mind when it's time to reface:
1. Materials are a big part of going green. As more and more companies respond to consumers' desires to go green, getting eco-friendly materials is becoming easier, but there are still quite a few offenders on the market. The two big things to look out for are harvesting/creation and processing.
2. Construction can turn green materials into a dream kitchen or a wasteful nightmare. It's important to hire someone you can trust to get the job done right. Choose a bonded, licensed and insured* contractor, like the pre-screened professionals available through this website. A good contractor can typically save you money on materials, cut down on waste and build for longevity.
Just refacing your cabinets instead of completely replacing them saves bunches of resources and materials -- not to mention time and money. Talk to a contractor about how you can go green for the planet and for your family.
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About the Author
Karl Fendelander cut his teeth on web writing in the late nineties and has been plugged in to the newest technology and tuned in to the latest trends ever since. With an eye for design and an ear for language, Karl has created content and managed digital media for startups and established companies alike. When he unplugs, Karl can be found biking about town and hiking and climbing throughout the West.