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GC Design Studio wrote:21 November 2019
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    PAD studio
    6 months ago

    It is concrete, we used Douglas Fir panels to shuttering to pour the concrete that left us with this texture.

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    GC Design Studio
    5 months ago

    Thanks for the details. Would love to try it !

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Owl Design added this to How to Boost Natural Light in Your Home1 September 2019

Lighten up a basement roomBasement rooms are in danger of seeming dark and dingy, but don’t let a lack of windows spoil the atmosphere. Here, a long thin pane in a cathedral-style ceiling lets in light from above. This light reflects off the white wall and bounces into the rest of the room. A similar technique can be used for rooms higher up, too, by introducing a strip of glass floor that allows light in from the room below.

Feioi added this to 10 Best Materials That Can Substitute Solid Wood26 June 2017

10. Think wood-effect concreteConcrete was previously considered a construction material, but is increasingly being used as an exposed finished surface. To create a warmer look, concrete can be set with the appearance of wood. If it is stained the right colour, it can be a convincing wood alternative as you can see on this stunning wall. You’d never know it wasn’t wood!The main benefit of concrete is that it is extremely hard-wearing, so it can be applied to areas where wood would be impractical. For example, high traffic zones, wet areas or outdoors on a patio or around a pool. Concrete isn’t particularly environmentally friendly, but once in place – and if treated and maintained correctly – it should last a lifetime. Learn how to experiment with exposed concrete Read more:Why Restored Wood Is the New ‘It’ Material for Homes10 Unique Options for Your FloorsTell us:Are you tempted to use any of these as a solid wood alternative? Let us know in the Comments below.

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Chris Ouellette added this to Basement4 days ago

I like the idea of artificial light simulating natural light. This looks like light is coming from above. I also like the idea of a “false” window which has light coming through.

dbrownlee added this to Markus’s Room8 March 2020

Colour of feature wall. Light grey wash