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A Ranch Re-dressing Hanover NH contemporary kids

A Ranch Re-dressing Hanover NH

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snavelorac wrote:
Can you tell me where to buy a ladder like the one shown? Thanks.
   Comment   August 15, 2013
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This one is custom built with the cabinetry.
October 14, 2013 at 1:24pm   
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Bonnie wrote:
love the hanging lights - would you please tell me the manufacturer? thanks!
   Comment   November 9, 2012
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The one in the kitchen is a nelson saucer pendant. The one in the foreground is a standard round pendant.
Hope that helps!
November 25, 2012 at 1:36pm   
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oceanfront wrote:
what kind of floors are these please?
   Comment   October 3, 2012
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Oak & Broad
They almost look like Hickory or White Oak. They look great with the wall system/play fort.
October 3, 2012 at 9:53am   
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These floors are actually yellow birch, 3 1/4" width with a wonderful "green" finish called polywhey from Vermont Natural Coatings. This finish actually comes from the whey in cows milk - nice too because it is local here in Vermont and there isn't the nasty off-gasing like urethane.
Hope that helps!
October 4, 2012 at 6:00am   
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Becky Harris added this to Houzz Tour: Open and Cozy Family Space
The other side of the entry hall housed a sunroom that has been transformed into a playroom for the boys. This castle loft play space is carpeted and has its own light, making it the ultimate fort. It also utilizes a thick zone in the form of these deep bookshelves down the side, which helps create a niche for the ladder.
Becky Harris added this to 6 Favorite Family-Friendly Homes
An awkward box covering the stairs to the basement was covered with shelves for books and toys and a loft overhead, creating the ultimate secret fort for little ones. See the rest of this home
Becky Harris added this to Fantasy Kids' Rooms
This secret loft is a private space for little ones within the public spaces on the first floor. The shelves at the bottom of the ladder are filled with games, toys and books they can bring up with them.
Becky Harris added this to For the Kids: Secret Forts Indoors
This secret fort is over a staircase, making great use of what was a very awkward box that surrounds the stairs to the basement.
Danyelle Mathews added this to How to Carve Out a Nook for Play
If you're the kind of parent who likes to have an eye on your children at all times, consider dedicating a couple of shelves on the family room bookcase to toys and children's books, so they can play within close sight.More:Kids' Bedrooms: Amp Up the PlayfulnessCreative Play Spaces For KidsVertical Limit: Making Room For Great Play Spaces
Bud Dietrich, AIA added this to Kid Spaces: Ingredients of a Dream Playroom
Create a secret place. Like Wright, a good room can encourage our children to explore their creativity. If you have the space, it can be an entire room, but it can also be a corner of a hallway. Some built-ins can hide a ladder that leads to a fortress tower where someone in distress awaits rescue. Simple, straightforward and filled with possibility. The perfect stage set to grow up in.Show and tell: We all know that rooms of any size and budget can be full of possibilities for kids' imaginations to run wild. Have a great kid space at home? Please share a photo in the Comments!

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kinglemmie added this to kids room
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Shelf design and base
heidischrock added this to Girls room
last Saturday
like the castle very creative
jayjayo added this to Kids room
April 13, 2014
Playroom storage
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April 13, 2014
Shelving unit
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April 13, 2014
I want a cat
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April 10, 2014
Bookshelves styled
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April 10, 2014
use of space and design
Laurie Wulfeck added this to Classroom
April 5, 2014
ladder for shelves
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April 3, 2014
book shelves for library
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April 3, 2014
Hidden reading nook
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April 2, 2014
mommy wants to show daddy
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March 29, 2014
shelving, ladder, closet underneath
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March 27, 2014
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tenkidsandsain added this to Kids Ideas
March 24, 2014
i like the wall cubbies and put a play place up high, later add a matress above when needed
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March 24, 2014
лестница и шкаф
Mimi Allison added this to Ohio Ave
March 19, 2014
playroom and flow
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small nook
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March 13, 2014
Storage solutions
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March 12, 2014
Yellow Birch Floor
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March 12, 2014
Built in shelves , games blankets?
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March 10, 2014
Ships ladder for the loft?
Bookshelf built in
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March 9, 2014
For playeoom
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March 6, 2014
Light floors
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thomas' nook idea
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Built-in shelves/ladder at bottom of beds
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February 24, 2014
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secret loft
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February 23, 2014
Kids Fort.. takes no space
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Heather Canfield added this to living spaces
February 22, 2014
I wonder how much space is in the loft at the top.
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February 21, 2014
Good storage
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February 21, 2014
I could use this ladder, the book selfs too.
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using small space
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Kids loft
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February 16, 2014
so cool
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above the stairs usage
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lu's playroom
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Loft for Alicia
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secret bunk
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Estancia COLOR
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Hallway shelf Idea
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February 7, 2014
jake and the pirates. bed rail. bunks on a boat.
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February 1, 2014
love the book shelves and ladder that leads to secret get away to read
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January 31, 2014
storage or hideout above closets. Could this go over our existing bathroom from two guest rooms?“Love the fort as a built-in play place for the kids.”
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January 29, 2014
Family game storage
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January 28, 2014
וגם זה ממש מגניב - פינה שקטה לילד על הארון דברים כמו זה והסולם ממש עוזרים ליצירתיות שלו ולהרגשת חופש ודמיון
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January 26, 2014
fort over inside staircase
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January 25, 2014
loft style
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stairs, book shelf build out
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loft with bookcase
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January 20, 2014
Real life
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January 19, 2014
Look at the top! This is for a young king!
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January 18, 2014
for Arthur
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January 18, 2014
Like the built in nook
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La. Libreria
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Playroom bookcase
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January 11, 2014
Love this!!!
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January 9, 2014
castle bunkbed
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January 8, 2014
Macey likes this
ka8t45 added this to family room
January 8, 2014
cute kids loft!
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January 7, 2014
in a corner of the playroom
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January 7, 2014
great shelving
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fort, game room
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January 6, 2014
Loft idea
jbgirl added this to Zack's room
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Would make a great storage space for school stuff.
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January 4, 2014
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January 3, 2014
Out of the way ladder
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Lofted area
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Secret loft space eddie
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Stairs to attic
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Loft; steps
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bookshelf bed closet
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Love the fort as a built-in play place for the kids.
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December 19, 2013
Secret place
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Fort! It's got light and carpet. Great idea!!
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December 7, 2013
rangement pour petite chambre d'enfant
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I would like this in my room
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play space
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December 1, 2013
Good idea for a shelf full of games, puzzles, books, pictures etc !
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November 29, 2013
There a stair case right there that means that there is a lodge up there!
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November 29, 2013
Above hot water heater!
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November 21, 2013
very neat lots of ideas for storage
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Bed met kast
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ladder shelves
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Hidden loft play space
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November 13, 2013
an area to hold games and books
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steps, storage and loft
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The almost hidden ladder into the hidden loft
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October 30, 2013
loft with storage
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calebs fort
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Shelves, secret hiding place
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October 23, 2013
How to arrange shelves
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Secret hideout - attic?
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October 21, 2013
I like the bookcase
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Bunks for the kids
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style of shelf
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Hidden play area in the loft plus shelving
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October 15, 2013
kids private loft in the living area
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October 14, 2013
Ladder is tucked away.
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October 14, 2013
Play house up top and built in shelves in the wall
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October 13, 2013
Multi-purpose fort and storage
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October 10, 2013
shelf like this in sunroom for pictures and games
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Secret place
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castle motif for lofted fort space
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October 5, 2013
like the ladder style
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October 5, 2013
secret fort ensconced behind bookshelves.
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October 2, 2013
Cara can sleep up top
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Book case
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September 30, 2013
Bed up top?
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September 29, 2013
Like the book cade
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September 27, 2013
Hide away!
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September 27, 2013
loft play area in any ole space
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September 27, 2013
bookshelf with loft nook above
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stairs to play area
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secret hiding space
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September 21, 2013
Like the built in plus the "castle" on top
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September 19, 2013
this is fantastic
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September 17, 2013
secret room
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Reading area
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September 15, 2013
built ins
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September 14, 2013
Best play area ever.
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Kaden shelves
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September 12, 2013
love it!!!
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bubblyjock added this to Floors
September 9, 2013
Smith & Vansant Architects PC Hello, These floors are actually yellow birch, 3 1/4" width with a wonderful "green" finish called polywhey from Vermont Natural Coatings. This finish actually comes from the whey in cows milk - nice too because it is local here in Vermont and there isn't the nasty off-gasing like urethane. Hope that helps!
berniemartins added this to Kids Bedroom
September 9, 2013
Create a secret place. Like Wright, a good room can encourage our children to explore their creativity. If you have the space, it can be an entire room, but it can also be a corner of a hallway.
margarettcurtis added this to sheephouse
September 8, 2013
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kids bunk
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September 6, 2013
Kids room
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Shelving for games
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September 5, 2013
Family style games and bookshelf
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September 4, 2013
Kids private loft for pool house? or bedroom
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Secret place I like
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Kids loft
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