This Green Lake Tudor home was in desperate need of some updates. The kitchen and two bathrooms were severely lacking in function and style – making it hard for Steve to live happily in these heavy uses spaces. Team Mighty House to the rescue!
Canyon Creek’s Katana line of cabinetry and Ceasarstone countertops provide an entirely refreshed look for the kitchen, while also maintaining its classic aesthetic. The cabinets are locally manufactured, and both companies provide products with zero VOCs (volatile organic compounds).
Cutting the shower wall down to half-height and adding a glass enclosure, gave the upstairs bathroom a huge boost in natural lighting. Colorful tile accents and a bright blue marmoleum floor, gave the space a new feel while also maintaining some of the original room’s pop of color. Marmoleum is a natural linoleum, that is durable, resistant to bacteria, and free of toxic byproducts. Plus, this custom tile work was done in house by our resident Mighty House tile expert!
Another important element of maintaining the classic Tudor charm, was working with what we already had. Updating, reusing, and salvaging existing elements is also a great way to cut down on waste and extend the life of those items and save them from the landfill. In the first floor bathroom, we left the tub and checkered floor in place and found updated finishes to match. The vanity countertop material is also salvaged PaperStone, a material made from compressed recycled paper.
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Washington State has a chance to put a groundbreaking environmental initiative on the ballot this year! Initiative 1631 will put a price on pollution and invest in clean energy like wind and solar, as well as healthier forests, and clean air and water across the state, creating thousands of local Washington jobs.
We encourage you to learn more and join us in supporting this diverse coalition
of businesses, nonprofits, and communities fighting for a healthier future for all of us. Read more or volunteer here.
Below is the endorsement from Chris, the NW EcoBuilding Guild’s executive director:
Call to Action for Climate Justice:
It’s a critical time to get more involved if we’re serious about leaving a habitable planet to future generations. Many Guild Members and partners support Yes on I-1631
a proposed initiative to put a price on carbon pollution in Washington. Organizers are now racing the clock to get enough signatures to put it on the ballot in November. You can:
This Initiative gives the Guild a chance to live up to our mission statement which includes “Encourage building practices that dramatically reduce carbon emissions… to create optimal conditions for human health and community.” I urge everyone to do what you can to help!
Best wishes! Chris van Daalen, Executive Director | firstname.lastname@example.org
Our friends over at Second Use Building Materials are now accepting used latex paint for a small fee! After years of hunting, they have finally found a sustainable solution by partnering with Green Sheen‘s recycling efforts. Learn more about their new policy and how to recycle your paint here.