Harrison Architects
http://www.harrisonarchitects.com

Medina Kitchen Renovation

Medina, WA, 1997

Renovation of a kitchen and two baths for a client with multiple chemical sensitivity and her family. The primary challenge here was providing a safe and healthier environment for our client - indoor air quality was paramount. Our client tested all of the over 120 materials (chosen from the least toxic available) we proposed to use in the project - from cabinet finishes to joint compound and caulks. Only five or six were rejected. We're pleased the finished project doesn't look like the Bubble Boy's room, or Dave's house on Northern Exposure.

We were hired specifically because of our expertise in healthy building, although this was our first project for a client with full-on MCS. We recommended a contractor with similar expertise and experience. The architect, contractor, and main supplier are all members of the Northwest EcoBuilding Guild.