Menter Architects LLC
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Garage renovated for family play industrial garage and shed
 

Garage renovated for family play

Play pavilion for family exercise and events. Indoor/outdoor Kids space for climbing monkey bars, ropes, swings, dance, party room, garden plays and movie nights. Photos by Subtle Light Photography
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emccav2 wrote:
Can you please tell me what style the lighting is?
   Comment   March 3, 2014
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They are made by Baselite Corporation and have acrylic lens so unbreakable for bouncing balls
April 5, 2014 at 10:39am   
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Archelle Abrazado wrote:
I love that sink! Where did you get it?
     Comment   December 9, 2013
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grellie3
yes! i need this sink!
December 18, 2013 at 7:16pm   
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We had the sink custom made by a local metal shop in Seattle, but I have seen some similar ones on the market with long lead times.
April 5, 2014 at 10:43am   
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angiedsall wrote:
what type of wood floor did you use?
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This is a reclaimed rustic grade chestnut floor in 8" widths from Pioneer Millworks
April 7, 2013 at 9:45am   
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germangirl49 wrote:
Germangirl49 - Hi! I did send you a picture of my long kitchen and I did receive se good ideas! I have custom cabinets maple wood, color honey spice and I think grey walls wound look right! My walls are kind of pastel peach what solid color in curtains should I get and if I should get a round table should I still get the chandelier you suggested? Please help me! Thank you :-)
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germangirl49
I did several emails but did not get anymore answers! Need help o. How to make a collage with my long kitchen wall
January 2, 2013 at 1:12pm     
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targouin wrote:
Indoor gym set up. - Would you be able to tell me where is got your monkey bars or did you have them made (what materials used)? Kids would love them.
   Comment   December 30, 2012
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targouin
thanks for your response. Now I need to source out materials in Quebec. Not always easy to do, but I am sure I can work something out.
January 11, 2013 at 10:48am     
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randiwortman
Where is bathroom door/track from? Is it painted in chalkboard paint?
January 3, 2014 at 5:43pm   
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janetsim3 wrote:
Could you please tell me where you got this utility sink? Thanks so much!
   Comment   June 25, 2012
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yes, we had the sink custom manufactured by Metal Masters Northwest in Seattle, but Whitehaus makes a similar one with a long lead time to order
June 25, 2012 at 11:35am     
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mthroop wrote:
Could you please expand on the painted plywood for the wall? - Were the lines painted on the plywood, or was the plywood cut? If so, what size and thickness.
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The plywood was cut into about 18" high by 8 long boards and the edges were routed so that it overlapped like panelling and we left a space between board edges of 3/16" to reinforce the horizontal lines in the room. Plywood was 1/2" thick. Vertical joints were staggered in a brick pattern. The plywood was painted and a lime wash added.
June 10, 2012 at 10:56am     
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bobandjuliegrant wrote:
where do you find the track and hardware for the bypass door? - where do you find the track for the bypass door?
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May 25, 2012 at 8:25am   
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If your looking for the hardware and the door we have kits that will give you everything you need to get your project on the right track. We can customize any order to fit your needs. Go to: http://rusticahardware.com/barn-door-and-barn-door-hardware-combo-all-in-one/
May 25, 2012 at 9:12am     
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How to dress up a cinder block wall
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This project pushed Menter to visualize a space through the eyes of active children; it also allowed her to use more modern, streamlined and functional design elements while still being conscious of a largely traditional home built in 1904. Menter's clients, who use the first level of the garage-pavilion as an electric car docking station, wanted to use as many green design solutions as possible for this space. Menter kept 75 percent of the garage's existing walls to reduce waste; used lasting materials like plywood (for the walls) and stainless steel (for the fixtures and baseboards) to reduce the need for repairs; and installed industrial light fixtures, high-performance windows and skylights to reduce energy loss. The play pavilion uses the original roof frame of the old garage; Menter just added a steel truss across the center of the space to support the climbing ropes and swings. Floors: reclaimed chestnut wide planks, Pioneer Millworks
Becky Harris added this to 6 Incredible Garage Conversions
The space also has a utility sink and a bathroom. See the rest of this space
Cathy Lara added this to Keep the Kids Entertained at Home
Part play pavilion, part events hall, this converted garage in Seattle goes all out for the kids and parents. There are monkey bars, ropes and various swings; hammocks provide the perfect place for reading or simply letting the mind wander; and a small bathroom and utility sink are nearby, making cleanup after parties and gatherings a breeze. The room can easily be converted from a gym to a party room, hosting a small dinner party or a family movie night for the kids' besties — and their parents, too.
Samantha Schoech added this to 10 Fabulously Fanciful Bathrooms
This bathroom in this gym pavilion is so fun, but it also has a lovely, light-filled simplicity that makes it beautiful. It would be so much easier to get my kids into the bath if they could swing in.

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