Mariyah Cobb Staircase Understairs, 2018-10-13 22:03:44. One concept for space saving stairs is to keep the stair flight straight so as to minimize the space they take up. In general, this is quite true. Stairs that have turns in them and unnecessary landings as the stairs rise do result in a lot of wasted space below and behind the stairs that you can do nothing with. The exception, however, is the spiral staircase that can look quite elegant, is easy to install, and uses the minimum of space. Detracting from this is the inability for disabled stair-lifts to be fitted - or, at least, I haven't come across one yet. It is also more of a chore to take furniture up and downstairs when the need for moving your furniture becomes apparent - as in moving house.
Laney Morris Staircase Understairs, 2018-10-13 14:35:14. '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.
Melody Wooten Staircase Understairs, 2018-10-14 01:05:11. With so much emphasis these days on huge kitchenliving areas, it's easy to feel hard done by if your home is small. But, as Elizabeth Wilhide, author of Small Spaces, points out, 'Professional cooks prefer a more compact kitchen as they are easier to work in.' If in doubt, get some professional design input and keep things streamlined; a smaller space will benefit from being as fuss-free as possible. Choose fitted units, which are the best option for making a small space work efficiently.
Gabriella Cabrera Staircase Understairs, 2018-10-11 18:33:09. Cloakroom. If you're tired of having to pick your way over discarded bags and coats in the hallway when you get home, think about converting the area under your staircase into a cloakroom. Even if there's only a shallow nook, it's usually sufficient for a few cubby holes with hooks for hats, umbrellas and coats. Try adding some wicker baskets underneath for small items such as scarves, gloves and key rings - you'll find it so much easier to keep everything tidy. If the whole area under the stairs is accessible, consider turning it into a clothes cupboard. Just fit some shelves and hanging rails round the edge to provide useful storage for seasonal clothing, and free up space in your bedroom wardrobe at the same time. This is also a great place to store boots, trainers, gym kits, golf clubs, tennis racquets and ski equipment.
Mariyah Cobb Staircase Understairs, 2018-10-09 22:50:01. Safety is another factor to be taken into account. Staircases consisting of landings are generally the safest one. These kind of staircases are although used in public places like hospitals, schools and hotels, they can be used in a house too. The utilization of these stairs in a residence will depend on the amount of space it contains and its interior design. If enough space is not available, then staircases with landings are usually not needed.
Naya Pacheco Staircase Understairs, 2018-10-09 14:52:55. There is a huge scope for different building materials, from glass structures that appear to float and modern steel staircases in bright, matt or brushed finishes, through to oak or teak. Consider combining materials and think about what will work best in your interior. 'The trend now is heading towards a more timeless look and I would recommend quality materials and simple details,' says Richard McLane. 'You can't change a staircase even as often as a kitchen, and it's such a major part of the house that it should transcend fashion.'
Valerie Bullock Staircase Understairs, 2018-10-12 01:23:33. 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.
Harlow Cruz Staircase Understairs, 2018-10-12 05:33:56. Fold-down beds used to be cumbersome and ugly, but now there are some really well-designed models. They can be expensive, but if you have a studio and are going to be using it every day rather than in a guest room, then it's essential to invest. A pull-down bed combined with a pull-down desk can make a small spare room a really multifunctional space.
Mariyah Cobb Staircase Understairs, 2018-10-13 22:03:44. Glass staircase panels are an excellent choice if you are looking to open up your home and create an illusion of space. In contrast to more traditional wooden spindles or newel posts, glass panels allow natural light to filter in. In addition, glass panels can be a quirky addition to staircases and, when paired with wooden posts, can add a touch of elegance and give your staircase a unique charm.
Mariyah Cobb Staircase Understairs, 2018-10-12 15:34:16. A cantilevered staircase can look stunning, but is also a feat of engineering, with most of the weight of the treads supported by one wall. You need a balustrade to comply with UK building regulations, but glass is unobtrusive and will still give that 'weightlessness' look. These staircases should always be designed and built by a specialist.
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