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A Ranch Re-dressing Hanover NH contemporary-kids

A Ranch Re-dressing Hanover NH

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August 15, 2013
snavelorac wrote:
Can you tell me where to buy a ladder like the one shown? Thanks.
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This one is custom built with the cabinetry.
    Bookmark   October 14, 2013 at 1:24PM
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November 9, 2012
Bonnie wrote:
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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!
    Bookmark   November 25, 2012 at 1:36PM
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October 3, 2012
oceanfront wrote:
what kind of floors are these please?
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Oak & Broad
They almost look like Hickory or White Oak. They look great with the wall system/play fort.
    Bookmark   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!
    Bookmark   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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gky123 added this to Loft
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ourplace2015 added this to ourplace2015's Ideas
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Book case and hidden space
quemazote added this to loft
on Monday
idea for loft
Theresa Cox added this to Theresa Cox's Ideas
February 25, 2015
Above the kitchen nook
dbnw added this to Farmhouse General Living
February 23, 2015
use the castle detail in the playroom?
jvanburen added this to jvanburen's Favorites
February 21, 2015
Claire Kendrick added this to Kids Ideas
February 21, 2015
Another ladder
laoshimama added this to kids' room
February 18, 2015
Cool how you don't notice the hidden loft right away
sharmin14 added this to child
February 16, 2015
meggatewood added this to meggatewood's Ideas
February 16, 2015
bburki added this to shirin's bedroom
February 15, 2015
Great shelf
macfaddo added this to natty's faves
February 7, 2015
coolest play space
rochelle_borrell added this to rochelle_borrell's ideas
February 3, 2015
interesting kids idea. I had the thought of this ladder when going up to the second for little ones though?
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February 1, 2015
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January 31, 2015
Le rangements et l'échelle qui mene a une piece au dessus
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Shannon Kurtzner added this to Playroom
January 22, 2015
This would be neat for an outside wall of a closet. A perfect way to store stuff for the kids so they didn't tear through everything in the closet.
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January 19, 2015
Bed above a walk in closet.
Shelly Ladden added this to Game Room ideas
January 16, 2015
stairway entrance?
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triciahaddad10 added this to T & G's Basement Ideas
January 7, 2015
Ladder like this up to 2nd level of kids cave...not as vertical as a straight ladder.
3Trazos added this to webuser_107978's Ideas
January 7, 2015
play room
Siobhan Guinnessy added this to Siobhan Guinnessy's Ideas
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December 31, 2014
Castle walls design
kristaputtman added this to Reading Loft
December 29, 2014
ladder book case door on the other side
lakestevens2014 added this to Kids Play Areas
December 28, 2014
Love the castle reading nook!!!
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December 14, 2014
The shelf
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December 13, 2014
bibliothèque William
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November 23, 2014
Pomysł na szafę z wejściem po drabince.
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Storage for kids
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Shelves next to ladder
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Secret loft
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November 12, 2014
kids room side wall
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Is that a castle??
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Will's room
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Loft bed and bookcase
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Jeri DeCarlo Sessler added this to playroom
November 2, 2014
Sturdy shelves and loft
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October 31, 2014
kids storage next to study unit
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October 26, 2014
I like the bookshelf
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October 24, 2014
Like this ladder to kids loft with bookshelves
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October 20, 2014
The bookshelf and hideaway
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Kids room
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stairs/loft above bookcase
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hiding spot above stairs
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Secret loft
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September 20, 2014
ladder design
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September 20, 2014
bookshelf and ladder to top
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September 18, 2014
Garage shelf idea vs cabinet
Tobbi Oakenfull added this to All
September 18, 2014
that ladder goes to a kids bedroom
Tara Ashworth added this to basement
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September 15, 2014
Not a bad "private in public" lift space for kids.
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September 14, 2014
Our guest room! Great option...
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gym / loft bed?
Lucy Tyler added this to Lucy Tyler's Ideas
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Like the bookcase with the ladder
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August 27, 2014
Shelf for toys
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August 27, 2014
Something like this over Liam's closet for secret room?
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change orientation of stairs????
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Ladder to mezzanine
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August 13, 2014
Loft bed PLUS hiding nook
sarah_213 added this to sarah_213's Ideas
August 13, 2014
Aww cool
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August 12, 2014
Cool idea to create a hidden space to get away
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Boys shelves
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Trintin's room
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Secret space
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This castle loft play space is carpeted and has its own light, making it the ultimate fort. It also utilizes a thick zone For deep bookshelves down the side, which helps create a niche for the ladder.
coreykalil added this to coreykalil's Ideas
August 4, 2014
Hiding loft for kiddos
bmdoyle14 added this to bmdoyle14's Ideas
August 3, 2014
Built in shelves with stairs to higher storage
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bookshelves around bed area and room underneath
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July 28, 2014
Love shelves with bed on top
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Steps to attic/ bedroom
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July 25, 2014
awkward space turned kid nook
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Discreet steps
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July 22, 2014
Very nice!!
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Shelves and loft?
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Book shelf
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Kid loft above closet?
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Door. Casing
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July 10, 2014
Mini gate-away for kids
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July 5, 2014
kids loft for reading and playing - great use of a vaulted ceiling
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para guardar
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play space over closet
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A secret loft above the books
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Bunk bed
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June 28, 2014
I like the piece of furniture
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June 27, 2014
polywhey finishing on yellow birch
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June 26, 2014
Open cupboards kids room
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Castle loft
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Ladder plus closet
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June 18, 2014
So cool!
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Play loft
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June 4, 2014
Bunk storage
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Secret place
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May 30, 2014
yellow birch
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May 27, 2014
Amis rm
Jannelle Terry added this to jannelle_terry's ideas
May 27, 2014
Use idea for dividing up room? Storage on one side, guest room on other
wvheart added this to wvheart's ideas
May 27, 2014
Cool bookcase/ play area!
Home Design & Drafting Group added this to ship ladder stair
May 16, 2014
ships ladder w/ bookshelves at side & under
cyboman2 added this to cyboman2's Ideas
May 12, 2014
Something for Anna maybe
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Шкаф в детскую
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Hidden secret spaces
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Upstairs castle
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Wooden staircase with differing landing
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Kid's area
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April 26, 2014
good idea for storage in kids room
kinglemmie added this to kids room
April 23, 2014
Shelf design and base
heidischrock added this to Girls room
April 19, 2014
like the castle very creative
jayjayo added this to Kids room
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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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use of space and design
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ladder for shelves
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book shelves for library
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Hidden reading nook
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mommy wants to show daddy
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shelving, ladder, closet underneath
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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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лестница и шкаф
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Kids space
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playroom and flow
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small nook
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Storage solutions
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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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March 2, 2014
thomas' nook idea
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Built-in shelves/ladder at bottom of beds
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February 23, 2014
secret loft
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February 23, 2014
Kids Fort.. takes no space
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February 23, 2014
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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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Book/game storage
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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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