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Part of our efforts to renovate our B & B involves painting naturally. Trying to paint in the most environmentally friendly way involves using paints with little or no volatile organic compounds (VOC). Being that it is winter time and rather chilly out, opening all the windows in order to help dissipate paint fumes doesn’t exactly work for us. We’ve decided to go with Olympic Premium Interior paints. They have the Green Seal of approval as an environmentally friendly product. It is our hope that our efforts to renovate our bed and breakfast will result in being green certified ourselves.

Lori applies primer in the once red Captain's Room

Lori applies primer in the once red Captain's Room

The result of our painting efforts

The result of our painting efforts

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Something we realised right away upon purchasing our new inn was that sound traveled from one room to the other in our suites without impediment. That’s not good! It turns out that mere plywood stood between the walls and we found that we could speak to each other through them without raising our voices. So what to do? The solution lies in sandwiching green glue between two layers of drywall.

green-glue

Green glue is non toxic to both people and the environment. It acts as a viscoelastic damping mechanism when placed between two other rigid materials. It converts sound vibrations into heat, thus eliminating noise. Makes perfect sense doesn’t it? Well maybe not. The point is it works!

At our serene bed and breakfast, it is important to eliminate sound from one room to the other so that guests can enjoy the tranquil setting we strive to achieve. Below is a picture of the green glue being installed by Greg and his cousin Steve. It’s amazing how something so simple, so affordable, (compared to other soundproofing methods we researched), and so eco-friendly can work. And, it really is colored green!

Applying Green Glue to back of sheetrock

Applying Green Glue to back of sheetrock

Hanging the Sheetrock

Hanging the Sheetrock

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Here at The Inn at Tabbs Creek, we are currently renovating our six rooms to make your stay both luxurious and enviromentally friendly. We will be bringing you updates on our progress as we go along as well as sharing pictures so you can share in the experience with us.

Our Guest Suites

Our Guest Suites

 

The guest suites above will offer views of our beatiful garden as well as a view of the waterfront, the back windows also offer a waterfront view. This is a before picture and soon we will bring after pictures so you can see what we have done.

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