Posts Tagged ‘Thurston County’
This is the last day this house will be open to the public. Come out today between 10am and 4 pm to see this amazing one of a kind house with the round front door. Whimsical and charming, this house hides the fact that it is on the cutting edge of Built Green and sustainability. I will be hosting the house all day along with Diane Gassman of Interior Dimensions. It’s a house everyone should see. From Rainer rd, turn right on Steadman, right on 103rd and left on Katie Ann. From Hwy 99 turn left on Waldrick, left on Steadman, left on 103rd and left on to Katie Ann
Don’t miss the Eco Building Guild’s South Sound Green Tour this weekend, April 16th and 17th. All sites are open from 10:00 am to 4:00 pm. There is also a Expo at the Lott building behind Alpine Experience. Come see all the wonderful site and vendors. Look in Friday’s Olympian for the insert with all the information. We are featuring the Hobbit House this year. Come out and see the round door. The address is 10621 Katie Ann Lane. Follow the signs from Steadman Rd. Turn on to 103rd and then on to Katie Ann Lane. Hope to see you there.
Recently we completed a shower remodel at a home in Tumwater. The old shower, built in the early 60′s, had seen better days and needed an upgrade. The faucet and door were worn out. The original ceiling was at 6’6″ even though the rest of the bathroom had 8’0″ ceilings. Because the ceiling was low the shower head came out of the wall at 6’0″ makeing it uncomfortable for any very tall to shower.
After demolition and some bug repairs to the framing members, we discovered we could easily lift the ceiling to the 8’0″ level. Actual we left it down just a few inches to accommodate our tile layout. We then built into a wall a soap and shampoo cubbie, that allowed large bottles of shampoo on top and still had a 6″ area for the hand soap . we added blocking in the locations where we wanted to add Grab Bars. We moved the faucet to be near the door, so you could turn on the water without getting in, yet put the shower head on the side wall, which made the most sense with this shape of shower.
After the tile was all set and grouted, we installed the grab bars, plumbing trim and a new shower door. The homeowners tell me they cant believe how much bigger it feels with the taller ceiling. And for the elderly mother the two grab bars offer a lot of support and ease of mind for everyone.
The Eco Builders Guild, South Sound chapter is proud to announce the second annual South Sound Green Tour coming April 16th & 17th. We started the Green Tour last year and it was huge success. Just like last year, we will feature houses and commercial sites that represent the best in green building and sustainable practices. The homes are located through out Thurston County, including Tumwater, Olympia, and Lacey. We will also have workshops at each site demonstrating many of the features of each site. This year we have also added an expo which will be located in the new Lott buildings parking lot. It will house lots of vendors offering a huge array of green products and services.
Another big addition to the tour is that the Seattle chapter has joined in with us and will have a tour of their own on the same weekend. For more information, or if you would like to be a vendor or site sponsor please visit http://www.ecobuilding.org/events/2011-green-home-tour.
These are city’s, places and county’s we work in; Olympia, Lacey, Tumwater, Shelton, Steam Boat Island, Oyster Bay, Mason County, Thurston County, Rochester, Tenino, Yelm, Tacoma, Dupont, Linwood, Nisqually, Delphi, Gate, Littlerock, Rainer, Lake St Clair, Long Lake, Ward Lake, Black Lake, Elma, Patterson Lake, Johnson Point, Fish Trap Loop, Boston Harbor, Cooper Point, Eld Inlet, Budd Inlet, Summit Lake, Hewitt Lake, Hicks lake, Chamber Lake, Henderson Inlet, Tolmie State Park, Nisqually National Wildlife Refuse, American Lake, Fort Lewis, McChord AFB, Offutt Lake, Ground Mound,