Urban Abode
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May Basement Renovation

Brad McCallum
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kara_france wrote:
What did you use around the fireplace? - .
   Comment   July 23, 2013
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Hi kara_france, We used a mosaic random strip tile. It's a grout-less dry stacked tile. Looks great!
August 8, 2013 at 8:11pm   
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whikir01 wrote:
I love the whole color scheme, did you paint the ceilings also?
   Comment   March 12, 2013
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Nope, the ceilings are a knockdown ceiling texture - a matte white 'look'. Hope that helps! :)
March 18, 2013 at 11:16am   
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Kristy Kusleika wrote:
Beautiful carpet...mfg. please and color...thanks so much!
   Comment   February 10, 2013
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This is the product info on the carpet. It has a decidedly more 'gray' hue in certain lights, but seems to catch some of the mauve tones as well. W3215 Arbor Day - Color - H545 Magic Powder
February 10, 2013 at 2:17pm   
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Distinguished Flooring LLC
This space has a great look
February 10, 2013 at 4:07pm     
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lauriecann wrote:
Love the shelf unit! What type of wood and stain did you use? Best idea for hiding columns that I've seen.
   Comment   January 20, 2013
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Thank you very much! The stain is called "Driftwood" - I'm afraid it won't help you much though - it's a stain we created ourselves in our custom cabinetry shop. It's a brown with much of the 'punch' of the color removed - has a sort of gray feel in person. The wood is maple. I'm very glad you like the design, it turned out even better than we hoped!
January 20, 2013 at 4:08pm     
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Love this, well done!
October 25, 2013 at 7:19am   
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lcica wrote:
Love the color of the walls and trim, what colors are they?
   Comment   January 20, 2013
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The trim is an ultra pure white - also known as a designer's white, and the walls are a Rockport Gray from the Benjamin Moore line of paints. It's a perfect color for a warm gray - they often end up looking too brown, too pink, or too cool. Rockport Gray - remember it if your looking for a warm gray!
January 20, 2013 at 11:10am   
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Tim Richardson wrote:
How did you build the shelves? Do you have the plans?
   Comment   September 23, 2013

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This basement has many typical utilitarian functions that created design challenges, including low-hanging HVAC ducts and teleposts in odd places. "This two-pillared shelf unit was designed and built by us to hide the teleposts in the basement," McCallum says. "Normally these are just hidden in walls, but if we had done this it would have created a closed-in space, and we didn't want to compromise the open concept." The exercise room is beyond the translucent glass French doors.
Mariana Pickering (Emu Architects) added this to 21 Creative Ways With Load-Bearing Columns
Make two columns into a bookcase. Use two columns that are close together to create shelving and lighting for display or storage space. You could even clad them to match other built-in furniture in the room, and no one would even know they’re structural.

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Urban AbodeSave to IdeabookEmail Photo Make two columns into a bookcase. Use two columns that are close together to create shelving and lighting for display or storage space. You could even clad them to match other built-in furniture in the room, and no one would even know they’re structural.
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Urban AbodeSave to IdeabookEmail Photo Make two columns into a bookcase. Use two columns that are close together to create shelving and lighting for display or storage space. You could even clad them to match other built-in furniture in the room, and no one would even know they’re structural.
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Make two columns into a bookcase. Use two columns that are close together to create shelving and lighting for display or storage space. You could even clad them to match other built-in furniture in the room, and no one would even know they’re structural.
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load bearing columns
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Make two columns into a bookcase. Use two columns that are close together to create shelving and lighting for display or storage space. You could even clad them to match other built-in furniture in the room, and no one would even know they’re structural.
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Urban AbodeSave to IdeabookEmail Photo Make two columns into a bookcase. Use two columns that are close together to create shelving and lighting for display or storage space. You could even clad them to match other built-in furniture in the room, and no one would even know they’re structural
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Columns into a bookshelf!
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Urban AbodeSave to IdeabookEmail Photo Make two columns into a bookcase. Use two columns that are close together to create shelving and lighting for display or storage space. You could even clad them to match other built-in furniture in the room, and no one would even know they’re structural.
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Make two columns into a bookcase. Use two columns that are close together to create shelving and lighting for display or storage space. You could even clad them to match other built-in furniture in the room, and no one would even know they’re structural.
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Make two columns into a bookcase. Use two columns that are close together to create shelving and lighting for display or storage space.
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