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Example of an urban underground white floor basement design in Cincinnati with white walls

Duncan Avenue Basement Renovation

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Example of an urban underground white floor basement design in Cincinnati with white walls —  Houzz

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hlsalton wrote:October 25, 2012
what is on the TV wall that makes it shimmer?

dfpartridge wrote:October 27, 2012
How high is the ceiling? Are the vents and ductwork covered or just painted? Cool look!

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    Ryan Duebber Architect, LLC
    Take a look at the other comments on other pictures and you will get all your answers. Thanks for comments.
colleenbh wrote:October 29, 2012
What kind of paint is it and how did you apply it? Looks great!

jonstott wrote:November 1, 2012
what paint color is the ceiling? did you paint the stairs the same color?

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    Ryan Duebber Architect, LLC
    Sorry I don't have the specification information on the black paint color used for the ceiling. The stair tread and riser material is a rubber product made by Roppe.
vilvoorde_style wrote:November 9, 2012
What material is the floor?

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    Ryan Duebber Architect, LLC
    Typically basements range in cost from $25/sf up to $100/sf. I would rather not share specific costs per owner request. It depends on a lot of factors. The costly items that increase square foot cost are the bar and bathroom areas. Be careful using epoxy paint finish for floor. Get advice from your local paint supplier to make sure you use the right product based on your conditions. A concrete opaque stain/paint is another option you may want to look into.
  • Donita Rhodes

    Epoxy isn't a good product for a basement floor due to moisture. It would peel off.

lpaflas wrote:November 14, 2012
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    Ryan Duebber Architect, LLC
    It was not an issue to my knowledge or the contractor would have brought it to my attention. I would ask inspector to state/ identify what building or electrical code section/article limits the painting of work. If he can't state one then he should permit it.
cabinathome wrote:November 14, 2012
love the couch! is it suede? where does it come from?

rose155 wrote:November 14, 2012
  • fourjeepin
    Just did this earlier this week. My painter used spray cans of Kilz on the PVC water pipes. He said the paint will stick to everything else. We are so pleased with the results, I got started on another room in the basement.
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    Ryan Duebber Architect, LLC
    Great. I am glad it is going well and that I may have been some sort of inspiration.
debbandy wrote:November 14, 2012
Algowtag wrote:November 16, 2012
newbie1001 wrote:November 20, 2012
  • Andrea Camadeca- Miller
    Were could one go to buy corrugated sheet
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    Ryan Duebber Architect, LLC
    You would have to contact your local hardware store or lumber yard for availability. Sorry I can't be of more assistance.
lisa4ta wrote:November 25, 2012
love the pillow in the chair! Where did you find it? Thanks!!!

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    Ryan Duebber Architect, LLC
    That was purchase by the homeowner so I have no knowledge of where it was bought.
James Everington wrote:December 2, 2012
What type of material is the wall behind the television?

independenceco wrote:December 11, 2012
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    McClure Tables
    Your basement looks great! Ever think about adding a game room or game area? If so, check us out for some awesome ideas. We would be more than happy to help you.
  • debbauman1
    Yes i love the ceiling - i have a 1950 home with low ceilings in the basement...how would the black painted ceilings look? Would they look ever lower? What is the Brand and color of the paint? thank you!
fagano1 wrote:December 21, 2012
any issues with sound upstairs/was anything done to deaden sound downstairs since the ceiling is exposed?

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    Ryan Duebber Architect, LLC
    No sound insulation was used to seperate the floors. There is a door that occurs at top of stair. Bedrooms occur on second and third floors so there was no real need to isolate sound. Floors overhead are hardwood as well.
  • tuulahopp
    what kind of paint did you use, did you just spray it before you got into anything else? does the paint hold up to the hot metal air ducts?
lauramcox wrote:April 11, 2013
An alternative for carpeting staircase?

- What are some choices besides carpeting.

  • Mark Gorman
    I am curious what brand / model of lights are being used, or was something attached that makes the flat panel? Thanks !!
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    Ryan Duebber Architect, LLC
    Traditional can lights are used in a painted plywood panel secured between joists.
1234nrg wrote:December 21, 2013
    mgfox wrote:January 9, 2014
    Where can I find a round chair like the one shown?

    traceyadugan wrote:January 14, 2014
    Love the room. What are the various ceiling heights in this room?

    • jessenonna
      Would any dark color on the ceiling. i.e., brown or gray, work as well as the black?
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      Ryan Duebber Architect, LLC
      I would generally say yes as long as it was in the darker range of that color.
    redpoint wrote:February 28, 2014
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      Ryan Duebber Architect, LLC
      It has a galvanized finish so no it will not rust unless it is exposed to moisture on a continual basis (i.e. outside). Usually even bare metal won't rust in doors if the space is conditioned correctly. To be safe though you can apply a clear coat to seal it and protect it (for bare steel that is).
    Deb S wrote:April 3, 2014
    Can you tell me the dimensions of the room?

    Deb S wrote:April 3, 2014
    Again Love This! Can you share approx budget?

      fynnigan wrote:April 4, 2014
      What color paint is the cement floor

      aannmackey wrote:April 16, 2014
      Does painting the ceiling a dark color close in the space? What color

      • tracycfbrown
        This is a BEAUTIFUL remodel.
      • tracycfbrown
        I bought the paint and then chickened out on this dark ceiling. I went all gallery white in my basement instead and it has a loft-like feel. I got frightened by the cozy-factor and was afraid it would accentuate the low lighting in the basement. I did use the paint (almost black) on my wooden stairwell into the basement and am very happy with that until I can afford to do the Roppe vinyl stair covering (pricey- $800 for 10 stairs) that they did in this remodel, which looks great.
      Deb S wrote:April 18, 2014
      How in the world are you so talented.

      - This is outstanding!

      Laureen Haughey wrote:April 24, 2014
      Krish Radhakrishna wrote:June 11, 2014
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        Ryan Duebber Architect, LLC
        No digging we used existing.
      • Amy Miller
        Thank you for that information. We are just starting a basement renovation in our 1920's cottage and using existing floor, too. It's great to know from seeing your project that it can turn out so beautiful, light and spacious!
      nonnad5 wrote:June 25, 2014
      Needing ideas on expanding bedroom using a back porch

        jaylenesafeway wrote:August 5, 2014
          Glenn Campbell wrote:December 17, 2014
          Where is the couch from?

          - Where did you find this couch?

          Glenn Campbell wrote:December 17, 2014
          Kaili Kalafatich wrote:January 9, 2015
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            Ryan Duebber Architect, LLC
            Don't know sorry but I would guess it is a standard carpet with edging sized to fit space. Try a local carpet supplier in your area.
          lethbrj wrote:March 2, 2015
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            Ryan Duebber Architect, LLC

            Ceiling information is posted and commented on in other photos if you want to take a look.

          lindsayro wrote:March 8, 2015
          • Kelley Nancy
            Susan, thank you for the great instructions. One question: if you wrap all the cables, wires, etc in Saran Wrap - after the black paint has dried won't they be more obvious and stick out?
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            Ryan Duebber Architect, LLC

            I believe that Susan was only saying that you wrap specific items in saran wrap to protect them from the paint (i.e. water shut-offs and connections points). You would take the saran wrap off after it dries.

          giladmrs wrote:June 1, 2015
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            Ryan Duebber Architect, LLC

            It is a corrugated metal paneled wall and yes the furnace is behind. Other photos have questions/ comments that may be helpful.

          bemum wrote:August 27, 2015
          • wgcollier

            Is that true even for normal, flat ceilings? I'm trying to decide between white walls and a nearly-black ceiling or dark grey walls and a very white ceiling in my basement. The ceiling is about 9 feet.

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            Ryan Duebber Architect, LLC

            There is no set answer unfortunately. It depends on the specific space characteristics...amount natural light, volume of space, height, other materials, etc.

          oc22 wrote:October 12, 2015
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            Ryan Duebber Architect, LLC

            To protect my clients I don't state costs. Sorry. I would be happy to discuss some things through email.

          knerl wrote:October 14, 2015
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            Ryan Duebber Architect, LLC

            No sound insulation was provided / desired to separate from 1st floor. All the bedrooms occurred on the third floor.

          EVR wrote:December 17, 2015
          Alexandra Nyman wrote:June 12, 2016
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            Ryan Duebber Architect, LLC

            The non-metal walls are actually stone foundation walls that have a plaster / waterproofing membrane applied.

          First Choice Remodeling & Development Grp wrote:August 1, 2017
            smollloy wrote:August 19, 2017
            What specific color is the ceiling

            - Benjamin Moore is what I use.

              Mary McCabe wrote:February 12, 2018
              What color is the grey wall paint? What brand paint?

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