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Example of a mid-sized classic medium tone wood floor entryway design in Chicago with beige walls and a dark wood front door —  Houzz
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Jackie Vickers wrote:Oct 27, 2013
japeskin wrote:Dec 13, 2013
Angie Stewart wrote:Sep 16, 2012
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    Soulier Design Studio
    Hi Angie The reality is that children will touch the walls. They are children. The paint finish that you choose will help somewhat when wiping down the walls. An eggshell finish holds up better than a matte finish and allows you to wash the walls without removing the paint. Angie, this might sound a little bit OCD but when my children were small, I would wipe down the walls regularly, but they became a bit dull after awhile I would find. So, to keep them fresh I would just give those areas, not the whole wall, a quick roll over with paint. Now if that is just too much maintenance, I would suggest a darker shade of paint to hide some of those little fingerprints, if your décor can handle it.

    With warmest regards, Deborah
  • Patty Scott
    you have to think of messy walls as just the price you pay.....but the children will grow up and then be out and you'll hardly remember the dirty walls.
rich7248 wrote:Dec 22, 2013
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    Mandy Brown Architects, PC
    the ceiling is 9'-0" high. The stile and rails are 6" each.
  • sage5323

    What moulding did you use for the cap?

mildred1 wrote:May 3, 2012
  • rosangelacooper
    How much does the square foot cost on average?
  • bagofchips
    cost/sf is going to vary tremendously w/ specific dimensions and materials. How many sheets (of what - plywood? MDF?) will be used? Premanufactured panels used in any way?, what's the trim material and features that needed to be trimmed around. Seems like pricing more likely based on lineal feet, but still would vary widely w/ these factors.
mikandy6 wrote:Apr 30, 2012
  • mikandy6
    Thank you so much!
  • Michelle Micone
    this is beautiful - what color are the walls?
Erica Miller wrote:Jan 24, 2012
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    Mandy Brown Architects, PC
    Yes the color is BM Natural cream. But it can look different with different lighting and monitors. Depending on the lighting on the room and other surfaces in the room, it can reflect differently.
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sheckels wrote:Dec 9, 2011
  • Victoria Ricca
    Do you know the manufacturer of "spice brown"?
  • jlt413
    Victoria...Dura Seal makes spice brown. It's a beautiful stain!
flowerpetal wrote:Jan 15, 2011
angeldust wrote:Jan 26, 2013
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    Mandy Brown Architects, PC
    Yes. Security can be an issue with glass doors. But you can install a security alarm system.
  • tamartime
    you can also have the door custom made with laminated (security) glass, which is used on oceanfront properties.
litty wrote:Jan 17, 2012
mbnan wrote:Sep 2, 2011
westhill wrote:Jul 25, 2011
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    Since arched single door, more than likely the dims are either 36" x 84" or 36" x 96" but could be 42" wide also as well.
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    Mandy Brown Architects, PC
    Thanks for your question.. The dimensions for this door is 42" x 96". It's 2" thick. It was custom made for this project. The glass is insulated beveled glass. the wood is American Cherry.
sweep1 wrote:Jan 31, 2011
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    Kelly Porter
    Great question! Traditionally, wainscoting is 30-36 inches high.
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    Mandy Brown Architects, PC
    It depends. Any where from 36 to 72" depending on the style of the room or the function. I've seen 5'-6' high wainscotting in craftsman or prairie style houses.
ekholmes wrote:Jan 16, 2011
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    Mandy Brown Architects, PC
    It's 6" planks in Oak
  • V Barr
    The floors look just like the ones in my home- oak with 'dark walnut' stain..good luck!
gail21 wrote:Nov 22, 2013
Monique Va wrote:Sep 26, 2013
hendec13 wrote:Jun 17, 2013
narpin wrote:Dec 10, 2012
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    Mandy Brown Architects, PC
    Not having seen your base molding, I really can't answer that.
    It depends on the thickness and the height of your base molding.. You may want to try a section and see if you like how it looks.
kir214 wrote:Dec 6, 2012
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    Mandy Brown Architects, PC
    Thank you for your inquiry. The Front door has Oil rubbed bronze hardware and the interior doors have satin nickle hardware.
bonniebooboo wrote:Nov 17, 2012
bamahodges wrote:Jun 26, 2012
marinabdn wrote:Jan 24, 2012
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    Mandy Brown Architects, PC
    The wainscot was custom designed by us and custom-made for this house. I am not sure if you can find anything similar to this already made, but i think it's not hard to build one that's close in style.
Paola Plaza wrote:Mar 9, 2011
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      Toni Cherry wrote:Feb 18, 2014

        What Houzz contributors are saying:

        Shawn Gauthier added this to Get Onboard With WainscotingApr 6, 2012

        Avoid pairing white wainscoting with white walls. If you prefer lighter neutrals instead of lots of color, choose different shades for the wainscoting versus the wall, even if they vary only slightly. When everything is all white, the beauty of wainscoting doesn’t get a chance to stand on its own.

        Pangaea Interior Design, Portland, OR added this to 20 Great Examples of Transitions in FlooringJul 28, 2011

        If you want to set the entry floor apart but don't want to use a different material, here's a nice idea. The wood is set in a herringbone pattern in the entry and then switches to a straight pattern at the hallway.

        Janell Beals - House of Fifty added this to Beautiful Details: Wainscoting and Paneled WallsJan 16, 2011

        Stunning wainscoting leads the eye down a hall to the front door, with the curved shape of the door being dramatically repeated in the framed archway.

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