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Have a Beautiful, Eco-Friendly Kitchen

The kitchen is a huge focal point of a home.  Life revolves around the kitchen:  it’s where we prepare food, have after-work conversations, peruse the mail before tossing the junk for recycling, sneak a midnight snack…

It’s no wonder people spend so much money making sure the kitchen is in tip-top shape.  This year’s mainstream kitchen design trends have been predicted, and they seem to lean toward eco-friendly.  Wood-Mode, a leading manufacturer with locations across the country, can help update any kitchen.

Wood-Mode has received the Environmental Stewardship Program certification and is committed to good environmental practices starting with the source of wood and continuing to the factory and office where they use sawdust and scrap wood as an energy source.

Traditional Design

When thinking green, people can focus on super-trendy styles with environmentally sustainable materials.  While this approach means well, the materials will still enter the waste stream when the kitchen is out of date in a few years.  Instead, sticking with traditional styles such as stained or painted cherry cabinets, from a manufacturer dedicated to responsible forestry practices, has much more staying power and will be enjoyed for many more years.

Rare Wood… sort of

Wood-Mode has introduced a line of reconstituted wood veneers for consumers who want the look of a rare-species wood.  These veneers are manufactured to mimic wood that cannot be sustainable harvested.  Instead, wood from responsibly maintained forests with fast-growing trees is used to create an identical product.  This gives consumers a chance to bring an exotic look into their homes and maintain a green lifestyle.

Whether building a new kitchen or remodeling an old, there are a wide variety of options for responsible design.