Green Kitchen Rebuilding


Recycle Utah and the Green Building Center will sponsor a workshop on “Green Kitchen Remodeling,” Tuesday, April 7th from 5:30 to 7 p.m. at the Green Building Center,1105 Ironhorse Drive. Registration for this free workshop can be made by calling Recycle Utah at 649-9698.

      Bill Cordray of Teerlink Cabinet in Salt Lake City will discuss kitchen design principles, the reuse of original kitchen elements that will enhance the home and save money, and choices of low chemical

      “Everyone wants to know how to design the most efficient, beautiful kitchen, and now a little knowledge about green elements can make your kitchen remodel healthier and more cost effective,” Corday said.

      Attendees at the workshop will learn how to recognize products that are sustainable and healthy, identify toxins and chemicals that can be harmful to interior air quality, and look for elements in the original kitchen that, when reused, will add to the charm of the new kitchen.

   “Finding ways to reuse bits and pieces is as fun as it is cost effective,” said Cordray. For example, a Teerlink Cabinet client whose kitchen already had a pretty glass table top was able to discard the unattractive base and incorporate the glass top into a new island.

   Cordray said that low volatile organic compound (VOC) paint, kitchen ergonomics, functionality of space are an important part of green design. “These days it’s important not to overbuild, but to design a working space that make sense for your family’s needs and health,” he concluded.

   Teerlink Cabinet makes locally handcrafted cabinets with hand rubbed finishes and custom crafted designs. They are located at 4689 South Holladay Blvd. in Salt Lake City.

      To register for the free workshop or for more information call Recycle Utah at 649-9698 or visit www.recycleutah.org. To learn more about Teerlink Cabinet go to www.teerlinkcabinet.com.