Bud Dietrich, AIA
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it is but a cottage - the mudroom traditional-laundry-room

it is but a cottage - the mudroom

The mudroom for this cottage uses a tall ceiling to compensate for its small size. A round window higher up in the wall allows extra natural light to entry the space. The built-in cubbies and cabinets provide amble storage for the family coats, boots, backpacks and more.

This project was featured in Womans Day as well as in Not So Big Remodeling by Sarah Susanka and Marc Vassallo.

Visit http://tinyurl.com/3tvgu2f to see more photos of this project including some before shots.

Photography by Mike Kaskel

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November 14, 2013
helensavidan wrote:
What is the wall colour /brand
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Bud Dietrich, AIA
Sorry, but I don't recall
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July 17, 2012
justbuilding wrote:
Do you know who the manufacturer of the round window is?
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Bud Dietrich, AIA
The window is from Kolbe - Houzz profile here:
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November 21, 2011
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Bud Dietrich, AIA
It was a flea market find.
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The dog is "Rex" from restoration hardware. They don't make him anymore.
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September 27, 2011
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The Shabby Nest
Benjamin Moore's Pale Moon is a similar color.
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Sorry but I don't recall.
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Bud Dietrich, AIA added this to Ceilings That Work: Designs for the Space Above
Extra height and well designed ceilings aren't just for dining rooms, living rooms, bedrooms and other big rooms. A simple, spare and utilitarian mudroom can be made light, bright and spacious with a vaulted ceiling.More: See the Beauty of Barrel-Vaulted CeilingsHow to Make a Tall Room Feel Right

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Hilary Gaunt added this to Hilary Gaunt's Ideas
February 2, 2015
Boot room storage
bardzil added this to Addition
January 17, 2015
Vaulting ceiling in small room
averil07111 added this to averil07111's Ideas
January 6, 2015
The coats
katrieneliz added this to Mud Room ideas
December 29, 2014
veganchix added this to veganchix's Ideas
December 26, 2014
mud room
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December 23, 2014
lcap78 added this to lcap78's Ideas
December 10, 2014
Color scheme
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November 19, 2014
Vaulted ceiling painted treatment
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October 12, 2014
Couleur mur
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October 9, 2014
bakobanjo added this to bakobanjo's Ideas
October 5, 2014
We need a mud room or coat rack at least
bailey15 added this to interior hamlet
September 29, 2014
Window door space
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September 10, 2014
Maybe 3 of these?
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September 1, 2014
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August 27, 2014
Organize wall slots dimensions
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August 25, 2014
entrance - raise the ceiling and add the porthole for extra lighting
gilbertzuniga added this to Kitchen Ideas
August 19, 2014
Laundry room wall color
susanblaskowski added this to windows
August 17, 2014
like circular window at top
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August 10, 2014
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August 4, 2014
Brittany Durichek added this to brittany_durichek's ideas
August 2, 2014
built ins
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July 22, 2014
noshea2 added this to noshea2's ideas
July 12, 2014
open and clean laundry
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June 14, 2014
ajgeiman added this to ajgeiman's Ideas
June 7, 2014
yellow white combo
ktara added this to ktara's Ideas
June 7, 2014
hmangin added this to mud room
May 27, 2014
Lockers, cabinet
team4 added this to Laundry Room
May 22, 2014
cubbies with shelves at top and bottom
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May 4, 2014
wall color laundry room
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April 30, 2014
Cabinets and shekves
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April 29, 2014
wall color
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April 27, 2014
broom closet addon
Mary Roche added this to mary_roche4137262's Ideas
April 6, 2014
Mud room storage
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March 30, 2014
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March 23, 2014
High ceiling. Door with light
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March 18, 2014
Paint color
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March 18, 2014
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March 17, 2014
Entrance storage
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March 16, 2014
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March 9, 2014
Mud room by garage
Kim Giangrasso added this to chestnut new mudroom
March 9, 2014
Large cabinets for squash golf and ski equipment
jbobs added this to jbobs's ideas
March 9, 2014
nice small room ceiling vault
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February 28, 2014
Entry way
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February 25, 2014
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February 23, 2014
Mud room
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February 10, 2014
Shoe compartment
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February 9, 2014
paint color
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February 9, 2014
Cabinetry for the laundry/ cloak room
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February 8, 2014
crybabies and storage
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February 8, 2014
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February 5, 2014
Like the look - maybe benches across from it
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February 1, 2014
Planches en melamaine
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January 30, 2014
round window
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January 25, 2014
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January 25, 2014
mud room
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January 23, 2014
Coat and shoe rack for mud room
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January 20, 2014
Like this look for storage!!
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January 14, 2014
round window
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vaulted ceiling with wide center
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January 6, 2014
tall cabinet
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December 27, 2013
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December 26, 2013
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December 15, 2013
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December 7, 2013
like the storage to the right and would like the bath and laundry off to the left creating more of a square and less of a tunnel. The space not lined up in a hallway will be more functional than people trying to get by while doing laundry.
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December 6, 2013
Pale moon bm 289
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December 3, 2013
mudroom storage
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November 19, 2013
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November 18, 2013
Mudroom-Should we incorporate adjustable shelves on bottom?
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November 17, 2013
mudroom storage
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November 13, 2013
pale moon
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November 13, 2013
Deeper cubbies - no seat....
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November 10, 2013
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November 6, 2013
separate cubbies
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October 20, 2013
window door combination
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October 20, 2013
simple. great storage.
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October 19, 2013
built-ins and architecture.
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October 15, 2013
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October 9, 2013
Mud room
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October 7, 2013
cubbie style with no bench
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October 6, 2013
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September 29, 2013
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September 28, 2013
Love that this one is wide
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September 28, 2013
Boxes top& bottom
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September 25, 2013
windows in mudroom
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gelsva rusva balta
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September 11, 2013
Love arched top. Adds airiness
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September 10, 2013
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September 10, 2013
Nice storage
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September 8, 2013
How to handle the vaulted ceiling and built-ins
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September 7, 2013
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September 6, 2013
Like little window
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September 6, 2013
No bench. Just loads of storage, separated into several areas and sizes.
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September 4, 2013
special window
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September 3, 2013
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September 1, 2013
locker set up
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August 29, 2013
Laundry room
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August 29, 2013
max storage space
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August 27, 2013
Mud room
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August 25, 2013
Shoe cubbies
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August 25, 2013
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August 21, 2013
one wall instead
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August 21, 2013
I LOVE a big mud room for this kind of CC/locker space
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August 20, 2013
Same angle as our back porch
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August 20, 2013
Benjamin moore pale moon
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August 19, 2013
tall ceiling
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Door & window - mudroom
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August 9, 2013
Pale moon ish
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August 3, 2013
Vaulted ceiling in Mud/Utility room
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July 27, 2013
Kid storage
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July 26, 2013
I can picture this room larger with laundry, sink and craft/sewing/ garden area
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July 26, 2013
Mud room
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July 24, 2013
cathedral ceiling
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July 22, 2013
Lockers, window, door
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July 21, 2013
paint and floor?
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July 21, 2013
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July 18, 2013
simple , this would work
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July 18, 2013
Low/large windows
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July 18, 2013
vaulted ceilings
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July 16, 2013
for mudroom pitched ceiling
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July 14, 2013
Round window
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Wall color
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July 9, 2013
Ben Moore's " Pale Moon" for color
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July 7, 2013
Open ceiling
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July 1, 2013
Storage next to window
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Mud room
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June 26, 2013
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June 21, 2013
mudroom clean
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June 18, 2013
Laundry Room
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June 16, 2013
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June 15, 2013
Like ceiling and window
Rachel Lago added this to mudroom
June 13, 2013
Color scheme
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June 11, 2013
one mudroom idea- open cubbies
ashleytolson added this to ashleytolson's Ideas
June 8, 2013
not as fancy but does the job
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June 2, 2013
melsies added this to Mud room
May 29, 2013
Don't like these shelves b/c they look so skinny and cheap
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May 27, 2013
mud room
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May 27, 2013
could work
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May 25, 2013
exterior door
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May 21, 2013
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May 18, 2013
Tall cubbies
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May 18, 2013
Cream walls with white ceilings and accents
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May 6, 2013
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May 3, 2013
Open and closed
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April 25, 2013
MUD ROOM - good layout too.
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April 17, 2013
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April 14, 2013
cabinet on end
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April 7, 2013
window, hooks and cabinet
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April 6, 2013
Ceiling for family room
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April 3, 2013
cubbies plus 1 closet/cabinet
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April 2, 2013
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March 27, 2013
Everything- floor, closet, cubbies
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March 25, 2013
decor idea
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March 21, 2013
Laundry room
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March 21, 2013
love the idea of a circle window somewhere...
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March 20, 2013
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March 19, 2013
reverse it ??
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March 18, 2013
Mudroom large lockers floor and windows
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March 17, 2013
Cool entry
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March 15, 2013
Closed storage
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March 14, 2013
Would love to build this in our mud room/laundry room.
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March 12, 2013
USE tall ceilings!
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March 10, 2013
Note the vaulted ceiling and the window!
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March 10, 2013
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March 8, 2013
High ceiling, relatively neutral color, window (with mirror for our entryway)
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March 8, 2013
9 love vaulted ceiling
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March 8, 2013
paint: cheerful
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March 7, 2013
love the sunny yellow mud room and blue laundry room
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March 5, 2013
We have a lot of shoes and coats.
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February 25, 2013
love all the cabinets and the color of the paint
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February 18, 2013
angles soffit
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February 17, 2013
Circular window
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February 15, 2013
laundry room cubbies
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