recycled tile

Coomer kitchen

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The kitchen and bath of this mid-century home was enlarged by demolishing a pantry and enclosing an unused back door landing. By removing the wall dividing the kitchen from dining we connected them both to the living room and to the western view of the mountains.

Countertops: Durat solid surface
Cabinets: maple veneer
Splash: recycled aluminum tiles
Flooring: cleft Montauk black slate

PCC Natural Market - Redmond

Initial grocery store tenant improvement in new building, 24234 ft2, in Redmond WA.  The electric lighting scheme provides full spectrum, specialty illumination at 1.11 watts per square foot. 28 new skylights flood the sales area with daylight.  Waste heat from the refrigeration compressors preheats the hot water used for cooking and washing, and also provides the heat that keeps the building interior warm.

The materials in the store have 40% recycled content, and 30% of them come from within 500 miles of the store. Over 80% of the construction waste was recycled by the builders. Cabinets and incidental lumber were made from FSC certified sustainably harvested wood.  Use of only low toxic and low VOC interior paints, adhesives, and sealants, as well as highly filtered ventilation air provide superior indoor air quality for staff and customers.

Certified LEED-CI Gold, the first Gold grocery in the world.

Kaysen kitchen

Complete remodel and expansion of existing kitchen in a Craftsman house. A new archway to the dining room allows an uninterrupted view from the living room through the dining room and the kitchen to the roof deck . An existing skylight along with new south facing windows flood the remodeled kitchen with natural light.

countertops: Novustone recycled glass solid surface
cabinets: cherry veneer
splash: ceramic tiles with glass tile accents
flooring: V&B Bernina porcelain tile with glass tile accents

PCC Natural Market - Issaquah

Grocery store tenant improvement and exterior remodel in existing shopping center, 24000 ft2, in Issaquah WA.  To reduce cost and waste, demolition materials from the previous bookstore tenant were reused in the new grocery, including 3000 ft2 of acoustical ceiling tile, a dozen doors and frames, all the toilets and lavatories, and 56 light fixtures.

The electric lighting scheme provides full spectrum, specialty illumination at only 1.43 watts per square foot. 24 new skylights bring desirable daylight to the interior, while waste heat from the refrigeration compressors heats the hot water used for washing.

New materials with recycled content included tiles from recycled glass, countertops from detergent bottles, tabletops from soy flour and newsprint, and insulation from newspapers. Low toxic paint throughout and low mercury fluorescent lamps complete the ecological building materials roster.

Harman / Shapiro bath

Half of the main roof of this existing house in Seattle was lifted just enough to create a new master bathroom and dressing room.  The entire bathroom floor is sloped to the shower drain and is finished with large slabs of slate recycled from classroom chalkboards. 

Under the floor and behind the walls of the shower are radiant heat tubing.  New skylights brighten the open double shower, and the soaking tub has a view out the row of new windows.  All the green tile is made from 100% recycled glass.

Atcheson kitchen / bath

The remodel opened the formerly isolated kitchen, dining room, and living room to each other by replacing old walls with a new beam and post.  A built in bench at the new back window doubles as overflow seating and shoe bench for arrival through the back door.  A hole in the countertop has a stainless steel bucket and lid for collection of food scraps for composting.

The bathroom's dated pink tile and pink fixtures were updated with glass tile, white fixtures, and a new glass block window in the shower.  A friend's handmade pottery bowl was converted to a new sink.

countertops: colored concrete
cabinets: alder veneer
splash: recycled glass tile
flooring: slate tile