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Loft-Like Basement Renovation modern basement
 

Loft-Like Basement Renovation

Exposed joists add character to reconfigured and remodeled basement
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http://www.wentworthstudio.com/portfolio/remodeling-ideas-and-pictures

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forthwith wrote:
Painted Basement Ceiling - The ceiling looks fabulous! It also looks like it is difficult. How did you do it? Any tips? Thank you.
   Comment   April 4, 2014
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Wentworth, Inc.
We had the ceiling sprayed by our painters. One of the keys to making this work is cleaning and sanding the years of built-up grime from the sub-floor and joists. This is a relatively labor intensive process. Thanks for your inquiry.
April 8, 2014 at 8:44am   
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roundwindow wrote:
The lights look great .Where can i get the lights.bulbs? - I love the lights. Are the bulbs siver?
   Comment   March 29, 2014
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Wentworth, Inc.
The lights are called half-chrome bulbs. Thanks for your interest.
April 1, 2014 at 7:15pm   
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injuriousv wrote:
want to reno garage into rec rm. low budget. eclectic design - 1/2 car gar. wet bar, pool table, small bathroom. i use to own a bar, i would like it like that. bar paraphanlia, ideas for stools and lounging with tables to feed at least 20 people, and a wood fireplace. it is cold here in canada. how to keep a cement floor warm. thank you, injurious V.
   Comment   March 6, 2014
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Wentworth, Inc.
One of the simplest way to warm your existing concrete floors is to cover them with ceramic tile over an electric heat mat. You will probably want to level the floor anyhow since most garage floors slope. Hope that helps.
March 13, 2014 at 6:38am   
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dkwphoto wrote:
What material is the floor? Vinyl tile?
   Comment   November 25, 2013
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Wentworth, Inc.
The floor is a Ceramic Tile, 12x24 Exhibition Grey from Dal Tile. Thanks for your inquiry.
December 10, 2013 at 5:52am   
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dauwis wrote:
Homemaker - Where can I get a painting like that? $?
     Comment   November 20, 2013
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stirabassi
Hi. I am renovating a 1940 colonial in the north east. Unfortunately, that era has lower ceilings than I like. On the second floor I am vaulting the ceilings into the attic space, but on the first floor, I am thinking of making the ceilings as you have done here to make it feel a bit more open. I have a couple of questions, what was the painting method you used and how was the sound from people walking on the upper floor?
November 24, 2013 at 4:32am   
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Wentworth, Inc.
The ceilings were sprayed by a professional painter. The noise transmission will be greater between the floors when you removed the plaster from the ceiling. Thanks for inquiring.
December 10, 2013 at 5:46am   
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Emily Del Greco wrote:
who makes the red pillows?! they are great!
     Comment   August 8, 2013
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Wentworth, Inc.
Thanks, we love them too! They are actually the homeowners' custom pillows.
August 21, 2013 at 7:14am   
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marlisdunnusa wrote:
Does this ceiling treatment (no insulation) cause heating problems on the main level? Does sound travel up? - I have the same type of basement ceiling, but with insulation. I have been told that removing the insulation would increase my heating bill and that sound would travel. Would like to have access to the ceiling, but don't want to put up an ugly looking metal frame with panels. Any suggestions
   Comment   January 16, 2013
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how did you clean the ceiling before you start painting the wood
September 6, 2013 at 1:49pm   
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Yearley Interiors
upholstered fabric covered panels can be hung just slightly below the beams for a really cool hip look. I see it done all the time in commercial building where all the ducts and wiring is exposed above. Especially in restaurants. It helps hide the framework which can be unsightly as well as add a sound barrier and help with insulation.
March 24, 2014 at 1:35pm   
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Emily Marker wrote:
What kind of lightbulbs are in the three fixtures?
   Comment   August 30, 2012
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Emily Marker
Thank you!
September 4, 2012 at 11:30am   
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Emily, I just purchased a box of the "half chromes" from Amazon. I'm pretty sure there is still plenty to be had
January 9, 2014 at 1:01pm   
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masnis wrote:
who makes this sofa?
   Comment   August 27, 2012
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Wentworth, Inc.
Hi masnis,
It's furniture that was already owned by our client; we don't have that information.

marketing@wentworthstudio.com
August 27, 2012 at 5:41pm   
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teefis wrote:
I LOVE the artwork over the sofa. Who is the artist or where can I buy this?
   Comment   June 24, 2012
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This project cost $60-70,000. It depends on your geographic area.

thanks for asking,
marketing@wentworthstudio.com
August 3, 2012 at 8:42am   
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Hi teefis and savannahh22,

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August 4, 2012 at 10:13am     
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Cathy Lara added this to A Gloomy Basement Lightens Up
"There are two young children in the house, so the basement is used as a playroom for the kids, a TV and media room for the adults and a lounge that feels more modern and cozy," says Wentworth.
Becky Harris added this to 5 Awe-Inspiring Basement Renovations
1. Colonial Upstairs, Scandinavian DownstairsThis basement renovation gave a family a multipurpose space where they could all spend time together playing, watching TV and using a home office. It also gave them a chance to break away from the colonial decor used throughout the rest of the house and enjoy another style they admired: Scandinavian modern.
Allison Lind Interiors added this to How to Get Your Basement Lighting Right
In a basement it’s common to lower the ceiling and install recessed can lights. For a more modern touch, and to make the space feel airier, consider peeling back the ceiling in places and running track lights along the exposed joists.

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