Green Cabinets Westerly RI
South County Cabinets
137 Franklin St.
501 Greenhaven Road Pawcatuck
Cedar Park Inn & Suites
85 Norwich Westerly Road Stonington
Hansen Jim Building And Remodeling
565 Noank Ledyard Road Mystic
Groton Furniture & Cabinet Making
220 Poquonnock Road Groton
Homewood Cabinet Company Inc
262 South Broad Street Pawcatuck
AB Powell Woodworks - Woodshop
100 Mechanic Street Pawcatuck
Greenhaven Cabinetry & Millwork
22 Bayview Avenue Stonington
Peterson Cabinet CO - Spur-Stngtn
Taugwonk Road Mystic
Benham Custom Designs
46 Benham Road Groton
Green Cabinets Guide
As a rule, it's best to select the least toxic materials, which is not always as simple as it appears. In attempting to build in a truly green fashion, there will be trade-offs. At times, a more toxic material may be a better performer and less expensive. In general, the risk to occupants from a toxic building product or building assembly - whether synthetic or natural - is lower if the agent is not inhaled or touched.
Much of the standard cabinetry on the market today contains particleboard made with urea formaldehyde binder that emits formaldehyde and other harmful chemicals. Worse than new carpeting. most adhesives and binders for wood products contain high levels of formaldehyde than can off-gas for years.
To make the most of alternative materials and understanding the trade-offs of your decisions, we recommend following these steps: Ask the Right Questions Formulate a Design Plan Understand Indoor Air Quality & Resource Conservation Review our Green Cabinet Materials and Checklist Step 1: Ask the Right Questions
Before making any decisions, we recommend you ask yourself the following questions:
Cabinet Uses What will be stored in these cabinets? Are there oversized items that need to be accommodated? How deep, wide and tall should the cabinets be? Do you want to store any items on open shelving? Do any of the cabinets require special lighting?
Users Which cabinets should be accessible to children? Which cabinets should be child-proof? Should cabinets accommodate shorter people? Are there people with disabilities?
Layout of Existing Cabinetry Are cabinets conveniently located to important activities (dishwashing, cooking etc.)? Do cabinets open awkwardly into walkways? Is there enough storage where it’s needed? Is there enough counter space where it’s needed?
Aesthetics of Existing Cabinetry If existing cabinets are not aesthetically appealing to you, why not? Could you change the cabinet hardware or refinish the surface to achieve your desired aesthetic? Could the existing cabinets be useful in a different room?
Look and Feel of New Cabinets Do the cabinets need to match a particular aesthetic? What “feel” do you want in the room? How can cabinets add to that “feel?”
Planning for the Future What changes in family structure/occupancy do you anticipate? Does your cabinet design accommodate different users? Step 2: Formulate a Design Plan
Using your answers to the questions above, you should draft a few informal paragraphs to sum up what you want from your new cabinets. It may seem silly, but the act of writing down what you want can make all the difference in the world.
Your short write-up also makes a great gift for your designer, contractor, cabinet-maker or other professional. S/he will appreciate you being clear about what you want. Step 3: Understanding Indoor Air Quality & Resource Conservation
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