Kitchen Magic believes ecologically responsible products are an important part of today’s remodeling decisions. Both bamboo and cabinet refacing are just such products.
When you think of bamboo, you may think of an oriental garden, a crunchy addition to your Thai chicken curry, or nifty tableware. But Kitchen Magic would tell you that bamboo is so much more than that. It has long been used in many cultures as a building material. Architects around the world attest to its strength and unmatched relationship between weight and resistance; bamboo is strong as steel, yet amazingly lightweight.
Kitchen Magic recommends bamboo for the ecologically mindful customer because bamboo is one of the most sustainable resources in the world and grows to maturity in just seven years. After bamboo is harvested for its wood, the plant remains intact and begins to grow again, whereas other trees are killed when they are cut down. Remarkably, bamboo can grow up to several feet each day and, in doing so, absorbs vast amounts of carbon dioxide, the ‘global warming gas.’ Bamboo reaches its full size within 60-90 days and can be harvested within three years, thus making this Kitchen Magic product the perfect choice for the green homeowner. By contrast, hardwood trees such as oak take 40 years to reach the size and age needed for lumber.
Kitchen Magic isn’t the only company taking advantage of this strong and sustainable building material. Among its other uses, bamboo is now also being used in the United States as ecologically responsible building materials. Bamboo can be formed, stained, and painted into nearly any type of building material, including cabinetry and floors. It is also 30% to 50% harder than woods such as oak and won’t swell and contract as much as wood does.
Aesthetically, many Kitchen Magic customers favor bamboo because it has a clean, simple, and elegant look. This richness lends itself well to beautiful rich tones and deep finishes. It is no surprise that the popularity of Kitchen Magic’s line of Bamboo doors and veneers continues to grow. The picture at left shows our Natural Bamboo door.
With all of its inherent benefits, bamboo just may be the building material of choice for our times.
Kitchen Magic isn’t just now beginning to support environmentally friendly materials. In addition to recognizing the many reasons to consider bamboo, Kitchen Magic has endorsed the ‘green’ benefits of cabinet refacing for more than 30 years. By refacing your cabinets, you take advantage of the fact that you already have more than 50% of the materials you need for the project. Not only will you save up to 50% off the cost of new cabinetry, but you also help the environment by keeping that material out of landfills. Refacing with bamboo can be the best of all worlds!
With smart, economically and ecologically sound options such as refacing and bamboo in its repertoire of products and services, Kitchen Magic works to educate and advise consumers on the benefits of its products and best advise them how to make the most of their own resources (their budget) while also finding solutions that will be beneficial to the environment.
Kitchen Magic can put fashionable, functional, and ecologically responsible bamboo in your home at an economical price. Contact us today for a free in-home consultation and learn about our Lifetime of Home Ownership warranty.