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Shannon (8foot6)

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July 22, 2012
van1116 wrote:
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These are old stairs...not too narrow. I bet you'd have space to do the same! We now have a computer there and it's loads of room.
    Bookmark   October 6, 2013 at 4:05PM
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June 17, 2012
biketoballston wrote:
Where does the filing cabinet come from? Thanks
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Its a 12-13 year old ikea wood cabinet, painted with new hardware from lee valley
    Bookmark   June 17, 2012 at 6:06AM
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no wait! those lion head knobs were from home depot.ca. bought them online!!!
    Bookmark   June 17, 2012 at 6:06AM
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March 20, 2012
masonj wrote:
What wood (& stain) is used for the stairs & "railing" Thx
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thank you!
    Bookmark   March 20, 2012 at 6:01AM
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Where is the railing? Did local code not dictate there be one?
    Bookmark   March 23, 2012 at 7:57AM
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February 6, 2012
sarahbradley wrote:
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its lovely! the whole space is really great.
    Bookmark   February 6, 2012 at 5:06PM
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    Bookmark   February 6, 2012 at 5:51PM
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November 29, 2011
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we used a regular contractor....the sub-contractors who underpinned the basement did thefloors
we r in toronto
    Bookmark   November 30, 2011 at 1:24PM
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Do you by chance have the name of those subcontractors who underpinned the basement? We are in Toronto too.
    Bookmark   January 12, 2012 at 9:02AM
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November 27, 2011
tashamh2 wrote:
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This is stained concrete...with two coats of sealant...
(heated concrete floors)
    Bookmark   November 28, 2011 at 7:36AM
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perhaps a silly question but.... does that mean you stained the concrete or do you buy it already stained? love the look.
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Starting in the basement, the initial idea was to turn the space into a media room. The biggest obstacle was the low 6'-4" ceiling. Underpinning raised the height to 8'-6". It took 20 weeks of work — 5 weeks for the heavy construction (digging and pouring new foundation) and 15 weeks for the finishes.In a final stroke of creativity, Shannon decided that natural wood vertical slats used as railings along the stairs would make a nice transition into the basement. The vintage Shaker-style chairs below subtly mimic the slats.
This extensive basement renovation makes the most of the space under the stairs. The homeowner also thought up the idea of creating a slat wall to use as a staircase railing. This move emphasizes verticality in this previously too-short space; originally 6 feet 4 inches high, the renovation extended it to 8 feet 6 inches high. In fact, this homeowner's blog is called 8foot6.
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Make use of that awkward, cramped space under the stairs with a tiny built-in. Your workspace can double as a great hiding spot.
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17. Show how you can use awkward areas. If you have any room beneath the stairs, or a nook or alcove anywhere in your home, try to find a unique way to show it off. By setting up a small work station, a home command center with a bulletin board, or built-in shelving, your awkward spot becomes another selling point.

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