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jm77 wrote:
Staircase Question - I'm new to this site so please forgive me if you have already answered this. I have a similar room whereby the height is only 2.1 m high. We are putting in a staircase and want to ensure we take up as little space as possible whilst still ensuring we have plenty of natural light flow through. Is this staircase and open rise staircase and would you suggest going with a glass wall/railing to let further light in from upstairs?
   Comment   October 1, 2013
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I think glass is going to give you maximum light!! This doesnt let as much light in as you might think!
October 1, 2013 at 6:15PM      Thanked by jm77
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van1116 wrote:
how much space is under the stairway - I am planning to have 10 ft ceilings and want to use the space under the stairs. My stairs look (on the plan) to be 17 ft long and 4.5 ft wide. Wondering if this will fit under.
   Comment   July 22, 2012
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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.
October 6, 2013 at 4:05PM   
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biketoballston wrote:
Where does the filing cabinet come from? Thanks
   Comment   June 17, 2012
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Its a 12-13 year old ikea wood cabinet, painted with new hardware from lee valley
thx!
June 17, 2012 at 6:06AM   
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no wait! those lion head knobs were from home depot.ca. bought them online!!!
June 17, 2012 at 6:06AM   
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masonj wrote:
What wood (& stain) is used for the stairs & "railing" Thx
   Comment   March 20, 2012
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thank you!
March 20, 2012 at 6:01AM   
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Where is the railing? Did local code not dictate there be one?
March 23, 2012 at 7:57AM   
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sarahbradley wrote:
Hi Shannon, Wondering where the print on the desk is from? The one with the multi coloured leaves? Thanks, Sarah
   Comment   February 6, 2012
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its lovely! the whole space is really great.
February 6, 2012 at 5:06PM   
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thanks!!
February 6, 2012 at 5:51PM   
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tashamh2 wrote:
Hi Shannon. I'm new to the Houzz site. So, I apologize if you have already answered these questions. What part of the country is your house located? What type of contractor installed the floors? I live in Washington, DC and have inquired about adding heated stained concrete floors to my basement but was told that stained concrete is mostly for commercial use and few contractors handle residential jobs. Thank you.
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we used a regular contractor....the sub-contractors who underpinned the basement did thefloors
we r in toronto
November 30, 2011 at 1:24PM   
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Hi
Do you by chance have the name of those subcontractors who underpinned the basement? We are in Toronto too.
January 12, 2012 at 9:02AM   
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tashamh2 wrote:
What type of flooring was used?
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This is stained concrete...with two coats of sealant...
(heated concrete floors)
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.
April 28, 2012 at 12:07PM   
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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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