Kitchens with a Conscious
We at Glenwood Kitchen Ltd. are making an effort to limit of our carbon footprint. As such, every year we are taking more and more steps to be more environmentally friendly. We have made both big and small changes that will leave a lasting impression. We are doing things like switching our lights to energy efficient ones and to recycling all of our paper. At the centerpiece of our environment initiatives is our biomass furnace. Simply put, our dust collection system collects dust and plywood waste throughout the production area and transports them to two silos adjacent to the building. The silos then feed the biomass furnace, which burns the fuel to heat water that circulates to provide all heat required for the plant. We recently upgraded our boiler to an efficient, clean burning furnace that reduces our carbon footprint. Glenwood also uses the most up-to-date technology in cutting and machining our products so that we are not throwing away material.
If you are interested in Green Cabinetry, here is some links to some of the products we can get from our suppliers..
Formaldehyde free plywood
Formaldehyde free Particule core
Water based glues
Water based paints
Water based stains
Water based lacquers
Purchasing wood from a regenerated forest
Please contact one of our dealers to request more information on our green cabinetry.
The finished solid wood and genuine wood veneer cabinet components used in Glenwood Kitchen ltd. Cabinets are finished with high quality catalyzed lacquer top coat designed to protect your cabinetry from the everyday usage. Glenwood Kitchen finishing materials are specially formulated to exceed the most stringent industry performance standards, such as E1 standard (link). They are resistant to moisture and most common household spills. The finish protects the wood and enhances its natural beauty. Glenwood Kitchen finishes will remain beautiful with very little maintenance. Following these simple steps will keep your finished item looking like new for many years.
REMOVE DUST – Dust build-up which is made up of small airborne particles, may scratch or dull the surface if not removed correctly. Simply wipe the surface with a clean cloth dampened with a fresh solution of mild soap and water or vinegar and water. We also recommend a safe and effective “Mohawk cabinet cleaner” please contact your nearest dealer for details.
CLEAN – Fingerprints, cooking fumes, smoke residue, etc, accumulates on any finished surface. None of these contaminates will harm our finish, but they should be periodically removed to restore the finish to it’s original luster. Just wipe the surface with a clean cloth dampened with a fresh solution of mild detergent solutions. Avoid the use of strong soap, ammonia based products, silicone oils or self-polishing waxes as they may cause damage if used over a long period of time. Ammonia based cleaners will cause your finish cabinets to yellow. The finish is durable and resistant to most household spills. However, spills should be wiped up promptly to avoid potential problems, again we recommend our “Mohawk cabinet cleaner”.
NOTE: Excessive, prolonged exposure to direct sunlight, high temperatures and high humidity cause damage to both the finish and the wood itself. These should be avoided.
You can also refer to the sticker in the cabinet under your sink for instructions.
It is important to compare apples to apples when choosing a kitchen manufacturer.
Here are some things that set us apart from the competition.
- Full 5/8″ thick material used on all box and drawer construction. Often competitors will use a thin 3/8 on backs and bottoms.
- Standard 22 inch depth drawer slides. Some companies use 20 inch slides to save on costs.
- Limited lifetime warranty on all of our hardware used on our products.
- 5-6 week delivery consistent all year round.
- Factory applied finish in a state of the art finishing machine. This ensures coating weight is consistently applied.
- Over 39 years in business.
- Family owned and operated.
- Our ability to do stains, paints, glazes and custom colours.
- We choose the best colour selection of hardwood to ensure consistency of colour throughout our products.
- One of the few companies that makes all our own wooden doors in house.
- Adjustable shelving standard.
- Complete dowel and or dado construction which means no screw holes visible.
Taking into consideration the organization of your kitchen during design provides the following benefits.
- Time Saving: By reducing walk time between areas of activity.
- Less Effort: Improved posture and easier movement due to functional accessories.
- Efficient Movement: tasks more easily carried out due to ergonomically designed storage systems.
- Increased visibility: Optimal storage of contents, visible at a glance
- Optimal access: our sophisticated mechanisms provide total access even in the most difficult to reach areas.
For more information on the best way to layout your new kitchen visit our Kitchen Planner Site.
Having a few wall cabinets higher and deeper in a kitchen design is a common thing. Often it’s the wall cabinet in the corner and the fridge cabinet that is used in this fashion.
For a different look try designing with the majority of the wall cabinets higher and deeper with only a few cabinets lower and shallower as seen in
To make it even more interesting add a few mullion doors to these higher and Deeper cabinets and voila!
White has always been and will always be the classic colour for kitchen cabinets. It makes any kitchen feel larger, cleaner and brighter. White cabinets give you a soothing effect and go very well in any design style.
White cabinets can be ordered with birch painted doors, a combination of birch and MDF painted doors, MDF painted doors (1 piece), MDF painted doors (5 pieces) or PVC doors.
Islands are beautiful, functional and an integral part of a kitchen. They are where people gather, have breakfast and where kids often do their home work. Plan them well and your clients will enjoy them for a long time!
- Do you want the island to be a contrasting color from the main kitchen?
- What is the space that you have for an island?
- What will be the main function of your island?
- What shape would you like your island?
- Do you want a single or multi level island?
- Do you want a cooktop, sink or appliances integrated into your island?
- Do you want a seating area around the island, where and how much?
- Do you want any decorative features such as: false doors, raised panel back, fluted fillers, corbels, furniture toe kick, toe kick valance, mullion doors, wine rack, etc. on your island?
- Do you need countertop support?