Audrey Mcdowell Staircase Understairs, 2018-10-08 15:43:38. If you are building or remodeling your home, you may be interested in one of the many oak staircases which are both beautiful and durable. Oak is a great material for building visible items such as stairs and railings because they are often highly visible in your home. Knowing a bit about the various styles which are available can ensure that you make the right choice for your home.
Mariyah Cobb Staircase Understairs, 2018-10-12 15:34:16.
Melody Wooten Staircase Understairs, 2018-10-14 01:05:11. If you prefer carpet to bare wood or glass, make sure you buy one that's suitable for stairs. 'It's imperative you choose a quality, hard-wearing carpet - 80 per cent wool to 20 per cent nylon,' says Rupert Anton, marketing director of The Carpet Foundation. 'Avoid loop-pile carpets as they "grin" (open up when bent) and are more slippery.' Use a good underlay over both tread and riser and fit the carpet so the pile runs down the stairs. It's also possible to use a strip of carpet as a runner. Look at Ryalux, which does carpet to your width. For runners, see Roger Oates or The Carpet Library's Hartley runners, which are reversible so last twice as long.
Gabriella Cabrera Staircase Understairs, 2018-10-11 18:33:09. If your budget won't stretch to a whole new staircase, there are some simple updates you can do that are quicker and cheaper. Consider removing the understairs cupboard to give a more open-plan feel. Replace solid risers with glass to allow light to filter through to the space below. Swap solid balustrades or dated spindles for a more modern equivalent. Sheet glass creates a minimal look and allows light to flow more freely. Or choose a beautiful wooden balustrade for timeless style.
Harlow Cruz Staircase Understairs, 2018-10-12 05:33:56. Whether you opt for the majestic appearance of flared, bull nosed D steps or a more simplistic contemporary design involving stainless steel stair parts, your choice of stairway is a reflection of both your personality and taste. A well-designed staircase can also add to the overall value of your home, especially if your staircase brings together its different stylistic themes. The advantage of remodeling or customising your own stairs with staircase parts is that you can design a stairway that will complement your character and say something about you and the rest of your home whilst at the same time staying within your budget.
Laney Morris Staircase Understairs, 2018-10-13 14:35:14. o Mechanisms such as drawer dividers and magic corners keep things neat and utilise awkward spaces. 'Don't forget low-level storage,' says Graeme MacLaren of Dinwiddie MacLaren Architects. 'Plinth drawers are perfect for storing flat items such as baking trays or tea towels.' Max the feeling of light in a space-starved kitchen with reflective surfaces, such as high-gloss lacquer, a glass worktop, chrome or even a mirrored splashback.
Naya Pacheco Staircase Understairs, 2018-10-09 14:52:55. Shelving space. The great thing about shelves is their versatility - you can find ones to fit into almost type of space. Fitting a tailor-made shelving unit under the stairs will allow you to make the most of the space. You will be able to display all your best photos, ornaments, CDs and books that might otherwise be boxed away - and to show off your favourite items, you could even fit some strategically placed backlights. If you have too many books you could make a miniature library by fitting some shelves under the stairs. Just add an armchair, reading lamp and coffee table, and you're all set for some quality 'me' time.
Valerie Bullock Staircase Understairs, 2018-10-12 01:23:33. When home owners think about updating their stairs and hallway, they tend to focus only on tasks such as replacing the stair balustrade, handrails, spindles and newels for a fresh new look. But there is so much more that can be done to improve this area, especially if you are short of storage. One possible solution could be staring us right in the face - the space under the stairs. Here are a few suggestions for getting the most out of this all-too-often neglected resource.
Mariyah Cobb Staircase Understairs, 2018-10-13 22:03:44. 'In stairwells, remove the balustrades and fill the gap with book shelves. You can also use landings or even half landings (where stairs turn) to house a condensed work station or mini library,' says architect Mark Dyson. A compact office can be hidden in a cupboard, so it's instantly tidied away at the end of the day. A window ledge can be widened to create a cosy seat. Spiral stairs can be a great space saver, as can alternate-tread ones that allow staircases to rise at a steeper angle.
Mariyah Cobb Staircase Understairs, 2018-10-09 22:50:01. 'Ninety per cent of new staircases are constructed to create access to a loft conversion,' says Mark Dyson. 'The pitch of the roof can make constructing a flight difficult and, if this is the case, alternate-tread stairs can be the answer. These have one tread for the left foot and another for the right, and mean the angle of the stairs can be tighter, increased from 42 to 65 degrees.' Consider who will need to use them, as they are trickier to negotiate than standard stairs. It can also be hard to move furniture up and down them.
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