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Is your home making you sick?

green home home kitchen May 17, 2020

When homeowners think of taking on a major kitchen, bath or whole home renovation they may not be considering the impact that this may have on their health, the community and our environment. In 2010, I set out for William Standen Co. to be a green design and renovation company. At this time, none of the clients coming through our doors that were surveyed particularly cared about green products. Nevertheless I knew the importance of specifying healthy products.

 

Today, green is gaining much more recognition, yet not many people are specifically asking for such products. Here are 3 products you need to know about and why it’s important that they’re green.

 

Cabinetry:

According to the Canadian Lung Association website and Cdc.gov furniture and cabinetry containing formaldehyde through components such as particleboard and glues, can contribute to illness.

 

A cabinet can off-gas for 30 days, or years depending on how it’s made. The paint or stain...

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