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A wide variety of eco-friendly cabinetry options exist from stock to custom-made. Consider what you need from your cabinetry, how often it’s going to be used and its durability. Sourcing cabinetry from high-quality suppliers is important to ensure cabinets’ durability and longevity.
A list of eco-friendlier kitchen cabinetmakers in Toronto.
Inde-Art Design House is a cabinet and furniture company located in Leslieville in Toronto. Their kitchen cabinets are beautiful in a rustic, artistic way. Sorab from Inde-Art told me that they use wood from decommissioned fishing boats and torn down houses from...
Beside budget, style, color, durability, brand that influenced our selections in the past, kitchen cabinet manufacturers increasingly compete for our business on the basis of providing healthy cabinets. Cabinets are often made of particle board, press wood, hardwood...
Most homes today are filled with particleboard products from melamine covered shelving to bookshelves to closet inserts to kitchen cupboards. Particleboard is largely made using ureaformaldehyde as the binder which can contribute to very poor indoor air quality. People who are sensitive to urea formaldehyde can have symptoms such as irritated eyes and nose, sore throat, asthma, migraines and/or nausea. If you’re planning on renovating your kitchen, or having some cabinets built, there are alternatives available to using standard particleboard. The problem has always been knowing what they are and where to find them.
A tour of the Healthy Home at Downsview Park’s kitchen and all its green features. Low VOC cabinets, LED lighting, Energy Star Appliances.