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Loft-Like Basement Renovation

Built-in desk in new basement

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jasonporras wrote:
Legal issues with exposed wires? - Any issues with codes on having all those wires & plumbing exposed? I live in Oakland, CA. Thanks!
   Comment   July 3, 2014
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Wentworth, Inc.
It would be best if you checked with your local jurisdiction to confirm, but we did not encounter any issues. Thanks for the inquiry
July 17, 2014 at 3:57PM   
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Raji RM & Associates
This is actually a very cool space!
July 18, 2014 at 11:39AM   
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David Gutnik wrote:
Where can I get that red lamp? - Where can I get that red lamp?
   Comment   February 11, 2014
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Wentworth, Inc.
The light was something that the homeower purchased. We will ask them where they purchased it and we will post their response. Thank you for your inquiry.
March 13, 2014 at 7:15AM   
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That's Yves Behar's Leaf. Herman Miller store.
March 17, 2014 at 10:59PM   
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palta wrote:
What did you use for the desk? Where can I find it?
   Comment   January 16, 2013
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Wentworth, Inc.
The desk was custom made with a birch veneer plywood.
January 25, 2013 at 10:04AM     
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what is the tile size and color and manufacturer, Thanks
April 12, 2013 at 9:21AM   
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mike_corp wrote:
What is the name and maker of the chair!? - Chair info please?
   Comment   December 13, 2012
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Yep, looks like a Herman Miller. This chair has saved my back. After years of suffering from low back pain, I finally spent the 800 bucks on this chair and its seemed to really mediate my pain.
September 3, 2013 at 8:01AM   
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Wentworth, Inc.
Everyone is correct it is the Herman Miller Aeron Chair.
October 8, 2013 at 1:36PM   
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tsher wrote:
What is the ceiling height? - Love the space. Trying to upgrade the aesthetic of our cellar to achieve a similar look.
   Comment   October 18, 2012
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Wentworth, Inc.
7'-2" to the underside of the 2x10 joists. Thanks.
October 8, 2013 at 1:52PM   
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hrpv wrote:
When looking for a newer home to buy, we were told that most newer homes joists are not solid wood anymore.. - and are made from laminated particle boards glued together to for a 10x2 inches . Is it true that joists are no longer made from solid 2x10 or 2x12???
   Comment   October 10, 2012
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Solid 2x10 and 2x12 are still available. The other system is commonly referred to as I joists I meaning the profile looks like a capital I. I joists are lighter and I believe can bear more weight. Also the top of them are 2 inches wide as opposed to an inch and a half which makes nailing the plywood a little bit easier
January 16, 2013 at 6:40AM   
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Wentworth, Inc.
It depends upon the builder and the spans that are desired by the client. This house was built in the 1920s. Thanks.
October 8, 2013 at 1:59PM   
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sakeno wrote:
Tile - I love the tile size and color of the daltile. Can you please tell me the name and color you used. Thanks!
   Comment   October 1, 2012
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I dont see the answer to the Tile questions....color and name ?
December 4, 2012 at 12:10PM   
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It is 12x24 Dahltile the color is Beige Flair. Thanks for your interest.
October 8, 2013 at 2:03PM   
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ariadne69 wrote:
Lights! - We have the exact same exposed wood ceiling.. what kind of lights are those? are they individual track lights? Do you have any idea what brand?
   Comment   September 12, 2012
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Wentworth, Inc.
Hi ariadne69 ... the track lights were supplied by the owner, so, unfortunately, we're not able to give you the brand.

Thank you,

p.s. please check out our eBook, From House to Home: An Architect's Perspective on Remodeling (http://www.wentworthstudio.com/blog/online-remodeling-book)
October 1, 2012 at 6:40AM   
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What kind of flooring is that? After seeing these pics I painted my basement ceiling white, (looks so much better, and way less expensive then a traditional ceiling, thanks!) Now I'm not sure where to go with the flooring. Your's looks great. Is it laminate, or wood?
September 3, 2013 at 8:05AM   
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reneeq wrote:
Where can I get a copy of that Photo
   Comment   September 7, 2012
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Wentworth, Inc.
Hi reneeq ... The one with all the designers posed… I think you can get it from Design Within Reach stores. http://www.dwr.com

September 7, 2012 at 11:12AM   
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Yes, Thank you very much!
September 10, 2012 at 11:25AM   
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stillamistry wrote:
Can all wires, pipes (water, gas, etc), ducts and ALL that basement stuff be painted?
   Comment   September 2, 2012
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Jessie Sandoval
What kind of paint would you use then to paint over the wires, pipes, etc.? Is it more of a spray paint application?
September 22, 2012 at 7:26PM     
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Wentworth, Inc.
hi Jessie,
It was regular paint that was a spray paint application.


p.s. Check out our ebook, From House to Home: An Architect's Perspective on Remodeling (http://www.wentworthstudio.com/blog/online-remodeling-book)
October 1, 2012 at 6:51AM   
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Cathy Lara added this to A Gloomy Basement Lightens Up
Wentworth created a cozy home office desk from birch veneer plywood in a small corner by the entrance. Built-in shelves and a floating desk give the clients plenty of space beneath."It's a little sanctuary for the husband to study, learn new languages — all while the kids are still within plain view," says Wentworth.More: 10 Tips for Renovating Your Basement
Becky Harris added this to 5 Awe-Inspiring Basement Renovations
The renovation also gave the parents a home office from which they can keep an eye or ear on the kids.See the rest of this basement renovation
Low shelving. When you're planning out shelving for your office, don't forget to extend it below your desk, too. Recessed shelves allow you to store documents and paperwork that might not be needed every day.

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