Bamboo, coconut and wenge. Sounds like ingredients to some spicy tropical dish, right? They're actually some of the materials the comprise Holiday Kitchens' Robin Wilson Home eco-friendly cabinets.
Holiday Kitchens Home cabinets focus on a sustainable manufacturing process; it uses computerized cutting methods to minimize wastes and excess wood to make cutting boards, sawdust for animal bedding and landscape materials. These cabinets are designed so that they have over 10 percent more usable space and are finished with low-VOC (volatile organic compound) paint, which is healthier for homeowners and the environment. Another great feature is the fact that these cabinets are frameless, which makes them easier to clean.
Robin Wilson eco-friendly cabinets are scheduled to be sold by 400 Holiday Kitchens dealers nationwide starting this month, so take your pick: bamboo, coconut or wenge?
There are several cabinet companies that are taking the environment more seriously these days. Another option is Ultracraft cabinetry. They don't use any wood from virgin-cut forests, only sustainably-managed timber forests. They use 100% recycled wood fibers in their cabinet side walls. There is no formaldehyde in their construction at all, and they also use a low voc-finish process. Also, these cabinets are frameless, so they have all the storage space you need.
Wow. These are really beautiful, and the fact that they are Green-friendly makes them a big sell. Hopefully this option will become more popular with clients, designers and builders. www.kitchenspro.com