Daniel M Martin, Architect LLC
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Riverside Basement Renovation contemporary-basement

Riverside Basement Renovation

This modern, industrial basement renovation includes a conversation sitting area and game room, bar, pool table, large movie viewing area, dart board and large, fully equipped exercise room. The design features stained concrete floors, feature walls and bar fronts of reclaimed pallets and reused painted boards, bar tops and kneewall of 100 yr old reclaimed pine piers cut into 2" planks and stripped existing steel columns. Decor includes industrial style furniture from Restoration Hardware, track lighting and leather club chairs of different colors. The client added personal touches of favorite album covers displayed on wall shelves, a multicolored Buzz mascott from Georgia Tech and a unique grid of canvases with colors of all colleges attended by family members painted by the family. Photos are by the architect.

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May 27, 2014
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Thank you for the question. I believe this is a medium brown acid stain. The concrete staining company can assist you in picking the right color for your project. It also has a satin poly finish.
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February 1, 2014
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This is acid stained concrete with a satin polyurethene finish. There are companies that specialize in this. I wouldn't call it a do-it-yourself project.
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May 1, 2013
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The trim height is about 8". The ceiling height in the bar area is 7'4.
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April 24, 2013
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The countertop is reclaimed heart pine, stained, custom built. Thick planks are laminated together, stained and heavily
polyurethaned for protection. You could also use butcher block and stain it if you are looking for something dark.
Hope this helps.
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March 3, 2013
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The bar height is 42". Bar stools are typically made for 36" or 42" bar top heights. 36" is the common height for kitchen countertops. Hope this helps.
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Martin found the heart pine countertop from a reclaimed wood dealer; it's from an old factory. The husband found much of the accent wood from a Dumpster. While out shopping for furniture, he spied discarded scrap wood behind the store. He combined that with painted beam edges and other reclaimed boards to create the facing around the bar. The bar includes a beverage cooler, a sink, an ice maker and a microwave drawer. The door on the right leads to the bathroom.

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nice look
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Love the pallet wood
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Rustic, sporty, modern style
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This modern, industrial basement renovation includes a conversation sitting area and game room, bar, pool table, large movie viewing area, dart board and large, fully equipped exercise room. The design features stained concrete floors, feature walls and bar fronts of reclaimed pallets and reused painted boards, bar tops and counters of reclaimed pine planks and stripped existing steel columns....
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pallet bar
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wrap island in wood
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Fun idea for basement bar.
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pabst blue ribbon sign over top of mirror with shelves on both sides
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barnwood or rustic material on bar
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Bar ideas 3
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bar made from old pallets
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inruchtung met tafelina.
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This can be added after you've had the Owens Corning Basement Finishing System installed into your basement space!
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Reclaimed wood. Bar sign. Oberon?
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Pinned for the cool reclaimed wood on the bar: "Martin found the heart pine countertop from a reclaimed wood dealer; it's from an old factory. The husband found much of the accent wood from a Dumpster. While out shopping for furniture, he spied discarded scrap wood behind the store. He combined that with painted beam edges and other reclaimed boards to create the facing around the bar."
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The bar with reclaimed wood. OR, you could use license plates, signs, street signs.
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bar surround; floor; open shelving and mirrors
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counter top
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