Doing a home remodel in an eco-conscious way not only helps the planet, but it can also make you feel even better about your home. One area where you have many eco-friendly options is your kitchen cabinets. Here are three great ideas for upgrading your kitchen cabinets in an environmentally friendly way:
Use FSC-Certified Wood
The Forest Stewardship Council (FSC) certifies wood that is harvested from responsibly managed forests. When you use FSC wood for your kitchen cabinets, you know that it comes from a well-managed forest that will continue to thrive.
Use Wood Veneer
If you love the look of wood but not the idea of cutting down trees to create your kitchen cabinets, another option is to choose wood veneer. To make veneer, manufacturers adhere thin slices of wood onto substrate. This will give your cabinets the beautiful look of wood while only using a minimal amount. Veneer products have come a long way and can still look luxurious and elegant in your kitchen.
Not only is bamboos harder and stronger than many of the traditional woods used for kitchen cabinets, but it also grows at an astonishingly rapid rate, making it a great renewable building material. Bamboo can also look sleek and elegant in your kitchen.
If you’d like even more good ideas of how to make your kitchen cabinets or your entire kitchen remodel more eco-friendly, give us a call at USI Design & Remodeling if you live in the Dallas/Ft. Worth area.