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Minneapolis Basement contemporary-basement
 

Minneapolis Basement

Leaving the ceiling as exposed joists adds visual height to the ceiling.
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March 1, 2014
Julie Fogler wrote:
We have 1 junction box. How was the track lighting installed? - We wanted to mount track lighting from one junction box, any suggestions?
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The junction box can be used to power the light. Make sure to check the amount of items being powered by the existing breaker to prevent overloading the breaker

The actual light was hung with a threaded rod, nut and plate. The plate was mounted to the underside of the sub-floor, the rod was screwed into this. The other end of the rod was ran through the track lighting (we had to drill the holes) and then the nut was screwed on the rod to hold in place. You may need to washer and a nut to hold the track lighting in place. Also, make sure to buy track lighting that allows holes to be drilled in track, a lighting store can help with this.

If you look at the far end of the light in the picture you can see the rod holding the light up.
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September 1, 2013
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It took about 8 weeks to complete. The average cost for a basement like this is around $50,000
   September 29, 2013 at 5:29PM
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August 11, 2013
hollyhammerle wrote:
I love this look! Is there anyway to soundproof the exposed ceiling?
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I am not familiar with all sound proofing. The only way I know to soundproof and exposed ceiling would be with spray foam. This would give a different look. I would contact a sound proof company and get their input.
   August 11, 2013 at 7:20PM
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March 10, 2013
cbetanco wrote:
what kind of floor is that?
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Susan Mikulin
Is the floor concrete?
   May 12, 2014 at 1:12PM
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It is, the floor was prepped and painted.
   May 12, 2014 at 5:37PM
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January 27, 2013
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Yes, we had to relocate most of the electrical wiring and about half the plumbing
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January 8, 2013
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I would be interested in knowing how the floor leveling was done as well
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The same way as you would when prepping for tile.
   September 29, 2013 at 5:32PM
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November 4, 2012
kerrywholey wrote:
Love the ceiling. Where is the insulation?
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It is an interior ceiling in the basement so it does not have any insulation. The rim joists have spray foam then were finshed with drywall to hide the insulation.
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October 10, 2012
Nicole wrote:
Just love it! Can you share the paint color and brand of ceiling?
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I apologize, I do not know the colors. The paint was purchased at Hirschfield’s.
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October 3, 2012
Donna Medeiros wrote:
how high is the ceiling?
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Almost 8 feet
   October 3, 2012 at 3:00PM
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Donna Medeiros
what could you recommend for a lower ceiling?
   October 4, 2012 at 5:42AM
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September 19, 2012
dsma wrote:
Did you prime first before the paint color . Or did you use paint that had the prime in it.
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I primed first
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September 15, 2012
dsma wrote:
How did you paint the ceiling? Did you use a spray gun?
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Thanks, it speeds the process along, takes allot of paint.
   September 16, 2012 at 5:19PM
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thanks for the update
   September 16, 2012 at 6:21PM
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September 13, 2012
sanchopanza wrote:
Paint color on floor?
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jgbouchard
How did you finish the floor?
   September 18, 2012 at 9:13AM
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Painted the floor with a low nap roller, the paint was floor paint from Hirschfield’s
   November 1, 2012 at 4:10PM
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August 17, 2012
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The finished factory edge makes sense. This was the last piece of the design for my basement laundry room. Now I can begin the remodel. Thanks
   August 17, 2012 at 9:26AM
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The strip above is what we used. We attached that to the drywall. The strip was flexible enough to move up and down to meet the rafters. After the strip was installed we then skim coated the wall to hide the edge of the strip.

In the end you could not see the strip and you could not see the edge of the strip. We purchased the strip from our drywall supplier.
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August 15, 2012
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We did not heat the floors. There are a couple of walls with a radient heater.
   August 15, 2012 at 7:42AM
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Add visual height. Unfinished ceilings can also help add height to a space, especially when painted a dark color. “Paint the ceiling dark and finish the rest of the room off as you would normally,” says Holloway. “This type of ceiling works with a variety of aesthetics, and the unfinished effect makes it feel higher than a drop or drywall style would.” Benjamin Moore’s Baby Seal Black is one of Holloway's go-to paint colors.

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