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Designing with Chemical Sensitivity in Mind

This master bath remodel transformed a blighted bath into a safe and comfortable retreat for a homeowner with chemical sensitivies
Designing with Chemical Sensitivity in Mind

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9856 NE Torvanger Rd Bainbridge Island, WA

A Kitchen That Works

This master bath remodel transformed a blighted bath into a safe and comfortable retreat for a homeowner with chemical sensitivies

If Cinderella had been a bathroom, this remodel project was the ultimate glass slipper. The victim of poor design and maintenance, the room lacked privacy and suffered from deteriorating sheet rock, poor indoor air quality as well as cleaning and maintenance problems.

To compound these issues, the Homeowner suffers from Multiple Chemical Sensitivities therefore the number one goal of the project was to select high durability, low maintenance materials that did not off-gas during or after construction and did not require toxic cleansers or sealers for cleaning and maintenance.

This was achieved by using no/low VOC paints and glues, biodegradable linoleum flooring, cabinetry made from FSC certified woods and solid surface materials. The secondary goal was to provide more counter space for daily grooming as well as storage for linens, toiletries and a concealed laundry hamper. Lastly, one of the Homeowner's favorite forms of relaxation is a long soak in a hot bath, hence the tub became a focal point of this NW Contemporary themed bathroom project.

Designing with Chemical Sensitivity in Mind
By separating the shower access from the water closet and venting both areas, the homeowners gained both privacy and improved air quality.
Designing with Chemical Sensitivity in Mind
A place for everything, and everything in its place. This remodel project offered the homeowners ample storage and counter space for all their personal hygiene needs.
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