Melody Wooten Staircase Understairs, 2018-10-05 12:56:22. 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.
Laney Morris Staircase Understairs, 2018-09-29 10:55:53. 'Built-in bathroom cabinets don't need to be any more than 4in deep,' says architect Mark Dyson. 'It's possible to dismantle a stud wall and replace it with structural MDF carcases to create storage without devouring precious floor space.' 'Lift units off the floor,' says Guy Morgan Harris. 'A room looks bigger if you can see the whole floor up to the walls.' 'Mirrors can be used to great effect, but too much can look kitsch,' says Mark Dyson. 'An L-shaped mirror [that goes round a corner] can quadruple the feeling of volume.' Boxed-in cisterns provide the opportunity to create extra storage, and why not reclaim the area under a built-in bath with bespoke drawers for towels or bath toys? 'We installed a raised walk-in shower where the floor lifts up to reveal a bath,' says architect Paul McAneary. 'It also turns into a steam cabin, so it's multifunctional and compact.'
Stephanie Owen Staircase Understairs, 2018-10-07 08:52:32. 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.
Mariyah Cobb Staircase Understairs, 2018-10-09 22:50:01. Circular stairs are most usually found in lighthouses and other older period properties. They are very unusual and not many house will have these, as you would imagine. Due to their construction it can be hard to integrate circular stairs into a home and most people will use a spiral staircase instead.
Melody Wooten Staircase Understairs, 2018-10-14 01:05:11. Whether indoors or outdoors, a staircase always presents a unique and at times challenging decorating opportunity; and while some people simply choose not to rise to the occasion and leave their staircases bare, the braver amongst us often choose to use our staircases to make bold decorating statements. Depending on your personal style, there are thousands of different and creative ways that you can express yourself utilizing your staircase as a canvas. In reality, the potential decorating options are virtually limitless, and if you are particularly creative, decorating your staircase can be the perfect way to display your talents.
Naya Pacheco Staircase Understairs, 2018-10-09 14:52:55. To start with you need to be aware that staircases can now be made from a range of materials. The most common is still a timber set of stairs which can be made out of different woods. Most homes will have a staircase like this and the majority will cover them in carpet.
Valerie Bullock Staircase Understairs, 2018-10-12 01:23:33. Have you ever wanted to redesign your staircase with glass panels to create more space in your home or make rooms feel more open? Isn't it inspiring to know that you can customise your staircase with stair parts and hand rails to suit your own personal taste? At Pear Stairs, we can help you create that staircase you have always wanted. If you have a certain design or look for your staircase in mind.
Mariyah Cobb Staircase Understairs, 2018-10-12 15:34:16. In some older properties, built towards the end of the 19th century, you often find the staircases are too steep and the treads too narrow for a comfortable footfall, giving you the impression of falling backwards as you reach the top of the stair. This is hardly safe for an elderly person to climb safely, or for a young child to mount. Modern staircases are certainly more attractive but, if you need to be convinced into replacing your old traditional staircase with a modern one, perhaps the emphasis on health and safety could convince you?
Harlow Cruz Staircase Understairs, 2018-10-12 05:33:56. From spirals to spindles, glass to granite, there's plenty of scope for statement making, but homeowners looking to transform their space are often unaware of the possibilities. The key to sorting out the design of your home is to understand your options and the impact building regulations may have.
Laney Morris Staircase Understairs, 2018-10-13 14:35:14.
Mariyah Cobb Staircase Understairs, 2018-10-13 22:03:44. 'Start by thinking about the house as a whole and assess the areas where things are tight,' suggests architect Mark Dyson. 'Think about your priorities and how you need to use the space, then you can plan multifunctional zones.' Living in a restricted space means your home has to work much harder, but clever design, careful planning and a considered approach will allow it to run smoothly without compromising an inch of your own personal style.
Gabriella Cabrera Staircase Understairs, 2018-10-11 18:33:09. The placement as well as the size of the staircase is another vital factor that will influence your decision to a great degree. It should be according to your rooms that you ought to decide the size of the staircase in order to make sure that it does not take up a lot of your living space without a cause.
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