A few weeks ago we talked about the Boston Green Festival and the growing Green craze that’s been sweeping the nation. While most of our discussions surrounding green-friendly products naturally center on replacement windows, composite siding, and roofing, there is one of our favorite home improvement upgrades that always gets left out. No one ever talks about kitchen cabinet refacing once the subject of eco-responsible projects arises—and that’s a shame! If you fancy your home’s carbon footprint smaller than that of your neighbors’ you will definitely want to explore the world of bamboo cabinet door and drawer fronts.
Few people know that bamboo is an option when cabinet refacing shopping. So many people get caught up in the color and tone of their door and drawer fronts they fail to realize just how important the species of said refacing products is to their kitchen. Exotic by nature, bamboo is one of the most eco-friendly substances the planet offers. Because of its physical makeup, bamboo panels are designed with no additional formaldehyde while producing a third more oxygen than other closely related trees. Your cabinets will scream “green” when furnished with bamboo considering it grows and matures in only about seven years. Conventional trees, on the other hand, can take dozens of years to reach the point of harvest.
Green qualities aside, bamboo is also one of the physically strongest options when buying cabinet doors. One thing we notice when pricing cabinet projects is the widespread wear-and-tear of the old panels people are looking to replace. Known as the focal point of most American homes, the kitchen carries more traffic than any other room, which leads to scratches, dents, peeling, and such. Bamboo’s inherent hardness will add the longevity your kitchen deserves.
If you sincerely want to color your home green, bamboo cabinetry is a must-have. Call us today at 401-739-1001 for your free in-home estimate. We’ll help you complete the eco-friendly nature of your home with the magic of bamboo!