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Duncan Avenue Basement Renovation Industrial Basement, Cincinnati

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vilvoorde_style wrote:
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.
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Donita Rhodes

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

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traceyadugan wrote:
Love the room. What are the various ceiling heights in this room?
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jessenonna
Would any dark color on the ceiling. i.e., brown or gray, work as well as the black?
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I would generally say yes as long as it was in the darker range of that color.
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Carrie Wadsworth wrote:
The crown molding against the ceiling - Hi, I am in the process of finishing my basement. I love your concept in this picture. I went to home depot to look at 2 x 2 kiln dried wood and its not the true 2x2 wood. The molding along the ceiling in your pictures looks larger than what i've seen at home depot. Is your molding in this photo along the ceiling true 2x2 or 1.5x1.5???
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Carrie Wadsworth
Thank you!!! You have been a lot of help!!!
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Theresa Hall

wall paint color?


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colleenbh wrote:
What kind of paint is it and how did you apply it? Looks great!
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independenceco
Is the ceiling paint flat?
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Ryan Duebber Architect, LLC
I believe so. If not it is only one sheen higher. I don't have record of finish.
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Melinda Ingalls wrote:
Need help for my small family room/ open to my large kitchen. - The space is a modern open kitchen/family room with high ceilings and a fire place at the far wall in the family room. Walls are cream color and I would like a warm feeling with more color and textures. I am thinking of buying a leather love seat with fold out foot rests and a comfy leather recliner to match. ( does anything like this exist?) I want a comfortable and lovely,easy to maintain environment for my husband and I and our company to relax in.
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lazy boy the best
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lindsayro wrote:
Did you cover the ceiling pipes with material before painting? - It looks like the pipes in the ceiling have been covered with special material to create a sleek / smooth surface. What are they covered with and what kind of paint did you use?
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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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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.

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newbie1001 wrote:
Corrugated Finish - What was used here to case/frame the corrugated metal on the top (and I'm assuming the bottom as well)
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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.
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Krish Radhakrishna wrote:
What about ventilation? - For such a fabulous conversion of what was basically a poorly maintained storage area, ventlilation is important. How can we improve the ventilation in the basement. How does cold and hot weather affect the basement if ventilation is inadequate?
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Ryan Duebber Architect, LLC
No digging we used existing.
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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!
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aannmackey wrote:
Does painting the ceiling a dark color close in the space? What color
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tracycfbrown
This is a BEAUTIFUL remodel.
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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.
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independenceco wrote:
Basement ceiling paint finish - What finish is the paint, flat, eggshell, or semi-gloss?
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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.
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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!
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rose155 wrote:
Where did the hanging wires go? Did they get painted, too? (Can you do that?) - I have wires hanging from the rafters in my basement ceiling, and would like to use this idea of painting ceiling and rafters....but then there's the wires... Thx.
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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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Great. I am glad it is going well and that I may have been some sort of inspiration.
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EVR wrote:
Love the look - How many ceiling lights did you use for this space? I ask this only because I don't see any windows. Also, is there a bathroom and do you have any pics to share?
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Garrison Foundry Architecture + Decor

hello! what is the ceiling height in this space?

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Ryan Duebber Architect, LLC

The ceiling height ranges from 6'-4" at bottom of ductwork to 7'-6" at underside of floor joists. The floor slopes to drains so those are averages.

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bemum wrote:
Dark Celing - Great room--- how high are the ceilings? debating using a dark color (vs white) in our own rather low basement, but am afraid it will seem even lower.
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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.

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lauramcox wrote:
An alternative for carpeting staircase? - What are some choices besides carpeting.
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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.
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dfpartridge wrote:
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.
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dfpartridge
Thanks!
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fagano1 wrote:
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.
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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?
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Algowtag wrote:
Can lights? - It appears that you used can lighting installed between the joists. What material did you use to screen the cans (i.e. the square elements that are painted brown that spans between the joists)? Nice job!
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Ryan Duebber Architect, LLC
Pretty simple...just painted plywood cut flush with bottom of joist.
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Ryan Duebber Architect, LLC
Wagner Remodeling - Bill Wagner was the contractor.
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cabinathome wrote:
love the couch! is it suede? where does it come from?
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The owner purchased this couch so I don't have record. Sorry.
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Christy Wells
Looks like Pottery Barn Teen.
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Alexandra Nyman wrote:
What is the white material used to make the rough finish on the non-me - What is the white material used to make the rough finish on the non-metal walls? Was this done instead of drywall?
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The non-metal walls are actually stone foundation walls that have a plaster / waterproofing membrane applied.

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knerl wrote:
Insulation-Sound Proofing - What do you do about Sound proofing from upstairs? Did you use any sprayfoam in the rafters?
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No sound insulation was provided / desired to separate from 1st floor. All the bedrooms occurred on the third floor.

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oc22 wrote:
How much did the total project cost? - I would love to do something similar. Can you give a rough idea of the cost for this project?
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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.

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giladmrs wrote:
Wall behing TV - Hi, what type of wall it is behind TV? Is there furnace behind it? Out basement has the same layout and needs to be finished. This basement is very tatsfully done!
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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.

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lethbrj wrote:
Ceiling height? - Can you tell me the ceiling height please?
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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.

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Kaili Kalafatich wrote:
Rug! - Where is this rug from?? It is exactly what we are looking for!!
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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.
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Glenn Campbell wrote:
Basement - How did you go about painting all of the ceiling components?
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Ryan Duebber Architect, LLC
Simply put...it was sprayed after being cleaned up.
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Glenn Campbell wrote:
Where is the couch from? - Where did you find this couch?
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That was the owners purchase and I have no record.
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Laureen Haughey wrote:
Great Media Cabinet - Can you tell me the manufacturer? Thanks!
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Not sure might be IKEA.
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Deb S wrote:
How in the world are you so talented. - This is outstanding!
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Ryan Duebber Architect, LLC
I have been blessed. Thank you.
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fynnigan wrote:
What color paint is the cement floor
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Ryan Duebber Architect, LLC
I do not have record of floor paint color.
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Deb S wrote:
Can you tell me the dimensions of the room?
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Ryan Duebber Architect, LLC
The media/ living area is about 12 ft x 13 ft.
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redpoint wrote:
Will the metal siding rust over time? - What is the life of the metal wall? Does it lose it's luster? Does it rust?
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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).
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mgfox wrote:
Where can I find a round chair like the one shown?
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The owner actually re-upholstered this chair which was in her family I believe.
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James Everington wrote:
What type of material is the wall behind the television?
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Corrugated metal. See other photos for more detailed description.
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lisa4ta wrote:
love the pillow in the chair! Where did you find it? Thanks!!!
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That was purchase by the homeowner so I have no knowledge of where it was bought.
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debbandy wrote:
Media Console - Can you tell me who manufactures the media cabinet? The ceiling treatment is inspired. Thanks for sharing!
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I don't have info on the media console sorry.
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lpaflas wrote:
Dealing with ceiling mechanicals? - I would love to paint my ceiling basement, however have run into difficulty with electrical inspection regarding what is allowed to be painted and what isn't allowed to be painted. Was this an issue for you and how did you deal with it? Thanks
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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.
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jonstott wrote:
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.
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hlsalton wrote:
what is on the TV wall that makes it shimmer?
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It is corrugated metal (galvanized).
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ninomcd wrote:
Basement looks fabulous - What did you use on the stairs and how did you finish, connect this material to the flooring on the top of the stairs?
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Mary McCabe wrote:
What color is the grey wall paint? What brand paint?
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smollloy wrote:
What specific color is the ceiling - Benjamin Moore is what I use.
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First Choice Remodeling & Development Grp wrote:
What a nice way to address a low ceiling - Simply just paint and trim out recessed canned lighting. Nice look for little cost.
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Jeff Marston wrote:
How did you get the idea to use a metal wall? - I absolutely love the modern style of this basement with the white walls and darker furniture. The corrugated metal wall was definitely a nice touch. My wife and I would love to do something like this when we have our basement remodeled. How did you come up with the idea for the metal wall? https://blakebuildingco.com/services.html
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housevsretirement wrote:
This is gorgeous! How is it heated? - Does the heat rise into the first floor more because the ceiling is not drywalled? I love the look of the bare joists painted, and it gives the feeling of more height in a ceiling with a low basement.
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jaylenesafeway wrote:
Paint - What type of paint and what colour did you use on the ceiling ? Great job !
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nonnad5 wrote:
Needing ideas on expanding bedroom using a back porch
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Deb S wrote:
Again Love This! Can you share approx budget?
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1234nrg wrote:
Long hair shag rug - Where can i find a large alpaca rug
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npicotte wrote:
Fire considerations - Were there any changes made due to changing from unfinished basement to habitable space (fire rating, flamespread, etc)?
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