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Basement - transitional underground carpeted basement idea in Calgary with gray walls, a ribbon fireplace and a stone fireplace
Basement - transitional underground carpeted basement idea in Calgary with gray walls, a ribbon fireplace and a stone fireplace —  Houzz
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rsharron wrote:Oct 26, 2014
  • Dylan Snyder
    Thank you very much for the response. Great work!
  • PRO
    Urban Abode

    The fireplace is a Montigo L42 Fireplace - great brand and build quality!

K L wrote:May 7, 2013
  • rocsud

    Hi again, would you be able to advise on the question above please?.......Thanks.

  • alvysinger

    Lovely look, but one problem with placing a tv that high on the wall is people have to look up at it from seating. This can produce neck strain, like sitting in front row of cinema. Ideal height for tv is eye level, not up high.

jaxs1 wrote:Jan 8, 2015
Gigi R wrote:Mar 30, 2013
JoAnne wrote:Jan 16, 2013
  • nanalovesdesign
    Great look and thank you for the information, most helpful I have read thus far. Planning on putting one in, not sure which brand yet though.
  • PRO
    Urban Abode
    Thanks Chlorinequeen! We also really like Napoleon - great quality fireplaces.
crazy0620 wrote:Dec 30, 2012
  • PRO
    Urban Abode
    Hi Dora, I appreciate the interest - but we do not.
  • babinni
    Urban Abode- Fabulous work
stevejonas wrote:Jan 22, 2013
  • smarspe
    This is beautifully done! We are planning to install a Montigo fireplace in a very similar configuration to this. Please tell me what size this L-Series fireplace is. Also when you say the mantel is 41" high do you mean from the top of the mantel? Thank you!
  • tecid
    I Absolutely think this is beautiful!!
    I'm going to try to incorporate this idea into a home I just purchased that has a similar living room built in entertainment area.. I will give and update soon.
    Thank you so much for your creative vision!! So excited!
tashagoemans wrote:Oct 29, 2014
Krystal Kearney wrote:Sep 23, 2013
  • Wendy
    I would like to know where you purchased the lower cabinets, we are trying to find something like this for our basement and having some difficulty , everything is for a kitchen and seems to have drawers. Or are these upper cabinets that you are using on the bottom, please let me know. Thanks
    I am not sure how I get the reply but if you could e-mail it wendy@wedeliverwellness.com that would be great.
  • PRO
    Urban Abode
    Hi Wendy, The reply just normally comes through this forum, so hopefully you get this! We are a home renovation company that also does custom cabinetry. These cabinets are custom designed and built to the specifications. So we've made the heights at what we wanted along with the widths to match the symmetry of the room, and the depth to accommodate media equipment.
Gigi R wrote:Mar 30, 2013
  • PRO
    Urban Abode
    Wow, thank you so much! Feel free to leave a review if you'd like! I'm so glad your unit is coming together. I'd love to see some images when your done. There is an option to attach images to your comments, so if you get a chance - please do!
  • Gigi R
    I will definitely leave a review as it is well deserved! Also, I just want to confirm that I am on the right track with hardware. You mentioned to place the harware horizontally... as there are 3 sets of 3 doors 16" & 18" what size hardware do you recommend? I am thinking of a similar style as in your unit. Thank you!
Brandy Bryant wrote:Dec 12, 2012
  • PRO
    Urban Abode
    They are just shy of 9'. :)
  • kweckman30
    What is the stone on the fireplace?
johnandshannonb wrote:Mar 27, 2016
  • Kim Swedburg
    What is the stain?
  • PRO
    Urban Abode

    It's a custom stain we've made up called Brunette. It's brown with out being red or purple - kind of a muted greyish tone to it.


2relyt wrote:Jan 21, 2016
  • Jeanne
    Dear Urban Abode,

    Thank you so much for your replies to all the questions. I was researching modern fireplaces and I love what you all did. It looks terrific. I was looking for general ideas to see if something like this would work in my space and your answers were very helpful. So thank you!
  • PRO
    Urban Abode

    Thanks very much Jeanne, that means a lot!

Matt Maxwell wrote:Jul 7, 2013
  • dndbuilders
    please could you tell me if there are problems installing a gas fire below a tv , not sure of safety issues with heat ? thankyou
  • PRO
    Colorado Creations
    For more info email scott@coloradocreations.com
hhamilton8 wrote:May 22, 2013
  • jeanine2526
    Can you tell me the size of the individual pieces of travertine on the 6 x 24 panel? I'm looking online and finding panels with pieces that are 1 x 2. It's hard to tell in the picture, but the travertine pieces look more like 1 x 6 to me. Beautiful job, by the way.
  • sunnystarstar
    Where can I buy the stone around the fireplace?
Gigi R wrote:Jan 17, 2013
  • PRO
    JP Mullowney Photography
    Possible to get the entire wall dimensions? (The shelving above the lower cabinets) This is very much the look I'm trying to accomplish in my basement reno's this fall. Gorgeous!
  • kreid1
    Hi There - love your room/cabinet. Would you mind sharing the depth of the bottom cabinets and the height of them? Great Job!
ayoung wrote:Dec 11, 2015
  • PRO
    Urban Abode

    Thanks very much ayoung! The puck lights used here are by a company called Liteline - they are 3" pucks, LED, and in a warm white color.


  • Dolores
    How were the lights installed? Are the cords visible? Is there a gap left to hide cords?
lindalybeck wrote:Nov 21, 2015
  • PRO
    Urban Abode

    It's approximately 16" !


  • lindalybeck

    Thanks!

AEREALTY wrote:Jun 9, 2014
  • PRO
    Urban Abode
    We had a couple of drivers for setting the depths of the cabinetry and fireplace in the design. First off, the side cabinets had to have an interior depth of about 21" for the electronics. Second, the fireplace required a 25" depth. That's why the center section sticks out about 4" farther then the cabinets on both sides.
  • PRO
    Lumina Products, Inc.
    why not use an ethanol fireplace. These burners and fireplaces from www.afireusa.com are safe, totally clean burning and electronically controlled and monitored. Can be operated via a 1 button remote, smartphone, or even your home automation system!
jada_2574 wrote:Mar 31, 2014
  • PRO
    Urban Abode
    Wish I could help you out with that - I'm not sure where our customers purchased it!
  • 86aynrand
    I've seen similar clocks at Pottery Barn.
S Robins wrote:Sep 23, 2013
  • PRO
    Colorado Creations
    For more info email Scott@coloradocreations.com
  • vijindus
    Hi - Can you please let me know the manufacturer of the wide view fireplace and also what is the stone surrounding the fireplace? This is awesome!!! Thanks
Tracy Steinke Janssen wrote:Jun 23, 2013
  • PRO
    Urban Abode
    The stain is a custom stain that we made up for the specific needs of this customer. It's been described as 'driftwood' or a 'yellow grey'. Sorry I couldn't help more!
  • Ivan Ochoa
    hi tracy mix a very dark color like ebony with a brown stain a tri in a pzs of maple
Gigi R wrote:May 30, 2013
  • PRO
    Urban Abode
    Hi Troilos - thanks so much! As for the door hardware - if you do go horizontally for those center 3 doors (which I think looks best) then use a minimum of an 8" pull. Smaller knobs or pulls will look awkward. 10" sounds like it would be perfect to me. The left set of 3 and right set of 3 should be mirror images of each other - like in this image. I'd be inclined to keep them all on the horizontal. Center the handles on the door - don't favor a side (right or left). Hope that helps!
  • Gigi R
    Thank you!
Kathy Berryman wrote:Apr 15, 2013
  • PRO
    Urban Abode
    No problem, it is a Rockport Grey from Benjamin Moore.
  • Fazim Khan
    how wide is the wall?
Leah Frink wrote:Apr 7, 2013
  • PRO
    Urban Abode
    Hi Leah - The wood is maple. :)
  • Leah Frink
    Thank you for the response!
jescher wrote:Feb 25, 2013
  • PRO
    Urban Abode
    The ceilings are just shy of 9'. :)
  • rocsud
    Hi, Would this unit work with a ceiling height of 7'? The width of the room is approx 13' and i have a 65" TV(60.5" wide x 37" height). Wanted to have a fireplace below as well.
    Also, any chance you do work in Toronto, Ont. :).
Gigi R wrote:Jan 29, 2013
  • PRO
    Urban Abode
    Hi Troilos,

    I'am so happy that you like our work! I'm happy to offer my suggestions as well.

    I think I would prefer the 4 15" doors over the 3 20" doors. The reason for this is two fold - the handles line up nicer with 4 doors, where as three doors will mean one will appear off balance. The only way to get away from the off balance look is to place the handles horizontally on the top rail in the middle of the door.

    The case for three doors is this - most often in design, odds look better in groupings then evens. 3 vs. 4. 4 vs. 5. and so on...

    That being said - 4 doors would look best in my opinion.

    As for media components, if your going with wood faced doors, like shown in this image, then you will need to provide some venting above the cabinet, as well as an RF (radio frequency) remote or an IR remote sensor 'eye' that gets inconspicously placed some where that a remote will 'see' it.

    Hope that helps!
  • Gigi R
    Thank you for you suggestion. It is greatly appreciated.
kbdesigns12 wrote:Jan 2, 2013
  • PRO
    Urban Abode
    It's a 70" Sharp Aquos.
  • kbdesigns12
    Thank you. It looks amazing.
ROMEO CUSTOM CABINETS wrote:Jun 9, 2018
  • PRO
    Urban Abode

    Great question - it must have been 2013!

Paula Peterson wrote:Nov 12, 2017
  • PRO
    Urban Abode

    The wall unit is about 15' across - the overall room about 20' wide. The depth is about 14'.

Paula Peterson wrote:Nov 12, 2017
  • PRO
    Urban Abode

    This is a 65" t.v.

johnandshannonb wrote:Apr 22, 2016
johnandshannonb wrote:Mar 27, 2016
  • PRO
    Urban Abode

    It's 14' wide, hope that helps!


Denise Mi wrote:Mar 5, 2016
  • PRO
    Urban Abode

    This is a Montigo L42 fireplace. Please check their website for exact dimensions! Thanks.

erikalowenthal wrote:Mar 5, 2016
  • PRO
    Urban Abode

    The stone was actually purchased through a local tile supplier. It its a white stone in a very thin strip. The supplier is in Calgary, but last time I checked they no longer carry this exact product. IF you look around, you should be able to find something similar!

ssubba wrote:Jan 30, 2016
  • PRO
    Urban Abode

    This was purchased at Urban Barn in Calgary, Ab. Hope that helps!

SRL wrote:Jan 6, 2016
  • PRO
    Urban Abode

    This basement is just shy of 9' high. :)

rbenamou wrote:Jun 6, 2015
  • PRO
    Urban Abode

    It's a custom stain, so I'm afraid I can't help too much. I'll say this - when staining wood dark, its best to wipe the untreated wood with water first to help the wood evenly accept stain first. When you choose your stain they will need to max out the dark tint to the most that the stain will accept.

Ana Debra Centeno Rubio wrote:Apr 19, 2015
  • PRO
    Urban Abode

    Sure - its Rockport Gray from Benjamin Moore


roberoi wrote:Apr 10, 2015
  • PRO
    Urban Abode

    It's approximately 8" Cheers!

lethbrj wrote:Mar 2, 2015
  • PRO
    Urban Abode

    Ceiling height is approx. 8'8", Hope that helps!

House Man wrote:Feb 6, 2015
  • PRO
    Urban Abode
    Hi - that's great to hear that you love our designs so much that you want them for your own home! We do not ship our custom built cabinetry outside of Alberta, but we do still provide a service to people like yourself! Urban Abode can email, Facetime or Skype consult with you on your own space, through photos, or video of the space, measurements you provide us and then in turn we can design you a beautiful wall unit like this. It includes re-creating your room, wall sizes, ceiling heights, lighting locations, as well as matching your flooring and wall color to create a virtual space just like your physical room. We then can design a cabinet just like this into the space for you. We would provide you with photo realistic renderings of the concepts so you can tweak and adjust as you like, as well as full elevation drawings and detailed instructions on how to build. Because we have a custom cabinet shop, these plans are complete, giving you everything a carpenter would need to build the exact cabinet. This service has a cost of $499.00 US funds if you are interested! I'd love to tell you more about it. If you'd like to see examples of the quality of renderings, please just take a look at the following link : http://www.houzz.com/projects/138048/urban-abode-designs

    Hiring a local carpenter to handle the cabinetry build is easy with our full set of design plans. Hope you will consider this!

    Brad McCallum
    Urban Abode
    403.862.4646
tofihouse wrote:Oct 22, 2014
  • PRO
    Urban Abode
    Urban Barn in Canada. :)
Ivan Ochoa wrote:May 13, 2014
  • PRO
    Urban Abode
    Hi - it is a gray - its from Benjamin Moore - but I can't remember the code. If you check the comments on this project though, I put that info up somewhere about a year back. Thanks
Sonia Weekes wrote:May 13, 2014
  • PRO
    Urban Abode
    It's a gas fireplace - Montigo L42
stoconnor007 wrote:Apr 21, 2014
  • PRO
    Urban Abode
    This is a custom designed and built cabinet from our company. It's a maple wood.
mohandesign wrote:Apr 7, 2014
  • PRO
    Urban Abode
    It's a 70" t.v., the fireplace is 42" wide.
pbliss wrote:Apr 4, 2014
  • PRO
    Urban Abode
    Nope, just regular 12' wide rolls.
jengeorgeson wrote:May 14, 2013
  • huongpham78
    what are the height of the walls
Christina Cottini wrote:May 9, 2013
  • PRO
    Urban Abode
    I would say yes - the only worry I think is if the graphite had too cool of a tone. I find the pieces that don't work well together are almost always when its a contrast between warm and cool tones at odds with each other in the same space.
kweckman30 wrote:May 5, 2013
  • rwest1
    What type of material is the fireplace (white stone?)
mysilk22 wrote:Feb 28, 2013
  • PRO
    Urban Abode
    Urban Barn in Calgary,Alberta. :)
thewizzard wrote:Feb 14, 2013
  • PRO
    Urban Abode
    Hi - We are - Urban Abode - we are home renovation and custom cabinetry company in Calgary Alberta and we design and build custom units like these specific to our customers wishes. If your in the area, please feel free to call us at 403-862-4646!
k k wrote:Jan 23, 2013
  • joelmay
    My wife purchased it from Urban Barn, Not sure what the model is though. I hope that helps.
Gigi R wrote:Jan 17, 2013
  • PRO
    Urban Abode
    Hi Fostira, I don't remember exactly but I believe it's about 12" between each shelf. The shelves themselves are 2" thick. We made them that thick so we could leave a cavity in the middle of the shelves for running the low voltage wire for the puck lights.
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