A kitchen remodel can do more than just improve the look and feel of your kitchen, when done right, it also can improve your indoor air quality. Air quality is an important factor, especially during the winter months when homes are sealed up tight against the cold outdoor air.
Carpeting, paint and even the materials used in your shower might contain harmful Volatile Organic Compounds (VOCs).
New technology has helped home improvement with products that don’t contain VOCs. So, as you plan your remodeling project, be sure to use these products to help keep the air in your home cleaner.
The kitchen: You may never have thought your kitchen cabinets have the potential to pollute the air inside your home. But if you are looking at new cabinets that are made from a plastic-based material, or painted or varnished, there’s a chance the cabinets are producing VOCs. Wood cabinets look great in kitchens, and you can choose cabinet refinishing or cabinet refacing as a better, greener option that uses finishes without VOCs. Older cabinets are more likely to be made from wood as well.
The walls: A fresh coat of paint is the first element when planning a room design. Choosing the perfect color and knowing if a primer coat is needed are just two decisions that need to be made when picking a brand.
The bathroom: Usually one of the smallest rooms in the home, it’s more important to make certain the airspace has good quality. Upgrade your shower with a unit made of modular panels that are lightweight and interlock securely.
For more information on cabinet refacing or refinishing, contact Kenneth C. Lewis.