Bud Dietrich, AIA
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a room with a view - the family room

The family room features a stained concrete floor with radiant heat, a stone fireplace / media center and a wall of windows to look out onto the park that abuts the property. The chimney is made of copper and kept outside the space so we could have as many windows as possible.

Photography by Bob Mauer.
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rbcola wrote:
Wonderful design....several questions on the project please.... - A) We've changed our home design from a 2 story to a 1 story ...putting guest/recreation space in the basement. I would like to consider the stained concrete in the basement...... Does radiant heat and stained concrete work well in lower level living space? Is it more costly - both (stained concrete, radiant heat). I favored radiant heat but the down side in the "debate" was it's cost in comparision to the alternatives. Your commens please. Thank you!
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FYI - I've assumed we've talked about hot water radiant heat - not electric mats. The electric is very pricey so I only use in small areas like a bathroom.
November 4, 2012 at 10:20am     
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I'm glad you've reminded me!!
You feel comfortable with hot water radiant heat....in a basement floor? I remember although in the distant past - water leakage was a problem for a few folks early on in the introduction of this technology. But, it's been improved and the issues haven't surfaced as much if at all for quite some time is what I'm remembering. Thank you again!
November 4, 2012 at 11:12am   
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