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renovating 1945 bungalow: basement apt and open concept main floor

lovebalancedlifeNovember 24, 2012
I am renovating this home out of the need to create myself a consistent income. The idea is that the basement will be rented to International students while allowing me to move to the main floor. I would
like the basement to be bright without the feel of a basement. The windows will be 4 ft long and 3ft high with a very large window well around them which will look more like gardens than window wells.
I was thinking to change some of the walls to "sliding doors" concept. This way the spaces can be versatile. I compiled many ideas from Houz (thank you for compiling this amazing library). Nevertheless since it is my first I would like to get other's opinions and advice. I would love to use Universal Stretch Ceilings but have no idea when and what? As well as keeping in mind the look and the feel of the spaces I am trying to add as many energy-efficient features (“Passive House Philosophy) as well as keeping in line with reasonable budget.
On the main floor I would like to create a pleasant space for my teenage son and myself where I can work on my art.
I thank all of you who are taking your time and helping me with this project.
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lovebalancedlife
main floor plan, basement plan, front of the house
    Bookmark   November 24, 2012 at 5:04PM
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Carolyn Albert-Kincl, ASID
The plan did not come through. It must be sent as a jpeg, please.
    Bookmark   November 24, 2012 at 5:10PM
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lovebalancedlife
Thank you . Thank you and thank you for giving me the opportunity to learn how to change from PDF to JPG
    Bookmark   November 24, 2012 at 7:13PM
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Carolyn Albert-Kincl, ASID
Just a quick observation: In the basement apt., in the bathroom off the bar, I would eliminate the door into the tub/toilet area. Your bedrooms don't seem to have closets? I would definitely add closets, even in the study and sewing rooms, so that they could be considered bedrooms, if needed.
    Bookmark   November 24, 2012 at 7:18PM
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lovebalancedlife
I have not dicided yet where to put the closets since I am loooking for a bed or Murpy beds for the rooms. All rooms are bedrooms . I am still working on sending the plan of the main floor and the front
    Bookmark   November 24, 2012 at 7:24PM
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Carolyn Albert-Kincl, ASID
That's the floor I was commenting on, which I thought was the basement.
    Bookmark   November 24, 2012 at 7:39PM
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lovebalancedlife
front of the house the metirials are Cider wood in a click technic Gray Stucco and Owen Sound Ledgestone Veneer, Charcoal Mist color, by Stone-Link
    Bookmark   November 24, 2012 at 7:41PM
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lovebalancedlife
sorry wrong scan
    Bookmark   November 24, 2012 at 7:47PM
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lovebalancedlife
finaly. my scanner did not like me today lol
    Bookmark   November 24, 2012 at 8:02PM
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Laqfoil Ltd.
Hi there! Thanks for the shout out! Universal Stretch Ceilings is now Laqfoil Ltd. Please check out our profile for lots of ideas!
    Bookmark   January 14, 2015 at 1:47PM
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