Searl Lamaster Howe Architects
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Algoma Retreat rustic-bedroom
 

Algoma Retreat

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muellerkm wrote:
Vaulted Ceiling with exposed trusses - Hello - We are planning to open our low kitchen ceiling, and possibly vaulting it with exposed trusses. I believe it would look similar to the ceiling in this room. I'm curious if yours was originally designed this way, or if you opened it up later as we are looking to do. One of our concerns is how we will insulate. Any thoughts or suggestions you have are much appreciated. Thanks so much! By the way, what a beautiful room. The windows are amazing!
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stken
You insulate on the underside of the roof. Post and beam houses are done this way.
November 27, 2013 at 10:40am   
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blest wrote:
what size and brand of windows? how are they mulled together? - how are the windows attached to each other. How many feet of windows can you put together this way before you need a post or a wall space?
   Comment   June 29, 2012
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The windows were the old Marvin Casemaster, which I think Marvin has phased out. The windows were based on the widest standard size awning available, I think they were a little over 3 feet wide. These windows were factory mulled together. Every manufacturer has different limitations on how large a span they can accommodate with factory mulls for window pressure and other concerns, including whether they can feasibly be shipped on a truck. Other architectural and structural factors also need to be considered when sizing the window openings - what do you need to support above the windows, etc. There is not steadfast rule of how many windows can be mulled, it will depend on the design of the space. If windows cannot be mulled together at the factory because of structural or other conditions, a structural engineer needs to be consulted to size the opening, and design the support between the windows.
July 5, 2012 at 9:35am     
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Thank you so much for explaining this! I have a much better understanding now of how these things work.
August 26, 2012 at 5:24pm   
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popovima wrote:
What brand are the uplights
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Christina Romano
Belfer - Www.belfer.com - look in wall sconces
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Here's my suggestion: Paint everything white. Ceiling planks, joists, beams, drywall and wood plank walls. Painting wood white is something designers have done for years to modernize spaces. The light palette captures natural light beautifully and allows color to be played up through smaller accents.
Lily Gahagan added this to Indoors Looking Out
All the joys of getting back to nature, minus the tent. I can't say I'd be a fan of the simple, exposed window design come six in the morning when the sun's rising, but for the occasional rustic retreat it's just perfect. More window-filled spaces: Life in a Glass House Let There Be (Natural) Light
Because it's on the main (upper) floor, the master bedroom has privacy from outside the house as well. In terms of balancing the overall budget, the spectacular windows are a permanent element that were well worth the investment. If you look over the windows, you'll notice a lighting system that Lamaster-Millett describes as "highlighting the ceiling in a soft glow."
Dominated by white, the view is this room's most important accessory, making it the perfect place for contemplation.
Scheer & Co. added this to Make a Space Special with Glass
When we see all-white, glass-encased bedrooms, they're usually perched high up in an urban sky, but the wood trusses and thick mullions give this white design a softness — and lets nature provide the color with changing seasons. Imagine waking up every morning to that view.
Becky Harris added this to Porch Chat: Sleeping Porches
While technically not a porch, this bedroom has the lofty feel of a sleeping porch and a view of a lake through the woods. If you're building a new home, consider a sleeping porch feel, especially if it's a lake, beach or mountain home. See the rest of this homeMore:Wraparound Porches Have Curb Appeal CoveredScreen Porches for More Living Room (Almost) All Year12 Ways to Prep the Porch for Summer
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Exposed wood rafters visibly demonstrate how each set of two rafters connected with a horizontal joist at the bottom forms a truss.
Charmean Neithart Interiors, LLC. added this to Spare Room? Lucky You. Here are 12 Fresh Ways to Use It
Sleeping room. As I get older I have really come to enjoy a nap on the weekends, so a sleeping room would be high on my list. No phones, no TV, no reason for anyone else to disturb your sleep.

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Cold af in winter, yeah?
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