Cabinets at Danada Hosts Green Kitchen Seminar in Geneva

February 05, 2010

Thinking about green-lighting a new kitchen in your home? Think green, as in cabinets, countertops and appliances that implement renewable resources, energy efficient amenities and other ecologically friendly elements—without busting your budget. That’s the theme of “Green Gadgets and Gizmos,” a special seminar to be hosted by Cabinets at Danada Studio West in Geneva on Saturday, Feb. 20.

“It’s not as expensive or difficult to incorporate green features in a new kitchen as homeowners may think,” said Diane Bohstedt, kitchen designer for Cabinets at Danada, a full-service kitchen and bath design firm. “And there is a wide variety of products and materials to choose from, which we will demonstrate during our presentation.”

Slated to speak is Bryan Zolfo, sales representative for Ovation Cabinetry, who will spotlight several of the green highlights built into Cabinets at Danada’s green kitchen display—which includes bamboo cabinetry by Ovation.

“Bamboo is a rapidly renewable material that regenerates much quicker than other wood species like oak, maple or cherry, so it’s the perfect ‘foundation,’ if you will, on which to build your green kitchen,” said Zolfo. “Additionally, we use NAUF—no added urea formaldehyde—materials in the manufacture of our cabinetry, which means better indoor air quality and less stress on the environment.”

Zolfo will also showcase other energy efficient highlights evident in Cabinets at Danada’s green kitchen display, including LED under-cabinet and compact fluorescent can lighting as well as the latest Energy Star-rated upscale appliances by Miele. In addition, he and Bohstedt will exhibit samples of the newest environmentally conscious countertop materials like recycled glass and answer questions from attendees.

“There’s a tremendous amount of misinformation about what it means to be green and what the standards are. Our goal at this seminar is to separate the myths from the reality and show how practical, affordable and beneficial it can be to upgrade to a green kitchen,” Zolfo noted.

Expected to begin at 9:45 a.m. and run at least 30 minutes, “Green Gadgets and Gizmos” is one of several presentations scheduled for “The Art of Home Design,” a special one-day event held at various Geneva businesses on Feb. 20 and sponsored by Geneva by Design and the Geneva Chamber of Commerce. The fee, which includes all presentations, is $40 at the door (or $35 if you pre-register with the Geneva Chamber of Commerce by calling 630-232-6060). The Art of Home Design event starts with a continental breakfast (included in the fee) set for 9 a.m. at Past Basket Custom Kitchens at 310 Campbell St.—where attendees can register and pay.

Cabinets at Danada Studio West (suite H) is located in Geneva at 321 Stevens St. (the intersection of Third Street and Stevens Street; four blocks north of Rt. 38/State Street).

For more information on “Green Gadgets and Gizmos” or any of “The Art of Home Design” events planned for Feb. 20, call Cabinets at Danada Studio West at (630) 232-9500, or visit CabinetsatDanada.com.

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Lynn Walsh is the President at Walsh Communications, LLC. Walsh Communications is a full-service public relations, marketing and advertising agency for home builders and real estate-related industries.

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