Laney Morris Staircase Understairs, 2018-10-13 14:35:14. 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, 2018-10-13 14:35:14. Clever solutions: Good storage is key to keeping things uncluttered, and a wall of floor-to-ceiling cupboards will provide lots of space while requiring a relatively small footprint. 'Built-in benches can be crafted to include a surprising amount of hidden storage,' says Guy Morgan Harris. Make the most of hidden space by removing the partition wall between studs to create display storage, building shelving in the eaves, or even by using the void under your floorboards. 'Install a ring-pull latch and make ply boxes to store stuff in,' says Guy. Great for wine or toys 'In double-height properties, a mezzanine or platform can be a good way to separate living and sleeping areas,' says Elizabeth Wilhide, author of Small Spaces. (Consult building regs first.). Wall-mount your TV and conceal your DVD and hi-fi. Use a chest instead of a coffee table for extra storage.
Melody Wooten Staircase Understairs, 2018-10-14 01:05:11. However you decide to use the space, aim to unify it with the surrounding decor by painting it in the same colors or papering it in similar wallpaper. Continue the existing floor covering, if possible, or keep closely to its tone and style, even if you are using the space for storage. That way the newly converted area looks a planned part of your home, rather than an afterthought.
Mariyah Cobb Staircase Understairs, 2018-10-13 22:03:44. 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.
Mariyah Cobb Staircase Understairs, 2018-10-09 22:50:01. '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.
Naya Pacheco Staircase Understairs, 2018-10-09 14:52:55. A Bullnose, D-end or curtail step can be added to the bottom of a staircase. If a continuous handrail is used and it ends with a decorative volute, the staircase will have a curtail step at the bottom that accommodates the volute newel post and spindles that will support the volute. A bullnose step is curved on one or both sides, while the tread of a D-end step passes the newel post on the balustrade which then returns back into the side of the newel post.
Gabriella Cabrera Staircase Understairs, 2018-10-11 18:33:09. Clever planning can often compensate for a shortage of square footage. Knocking two rooms into one can provide a multifunctional area that will instantly feel bigger. You can then define zones with flooring or furniture. And bringing in more light wherever possible will also open up a room.
Harlow Cruz Staircase Understairs, 2018-10-12 05:33:56. 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?
Valerie Bullock Staircase Understairs, 2018-10-12 01:23:33. 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.
Mariyah Cobb Staircase Understairs, 2018-10-12 15:34:16. The people living in a house use staircases present in the house every day. This means that the prioritization of situation needs is required as well. For instance, does the family living in the house include a baby? Or does the family has a senior member living with them or are there little kids living with the family. These factors need to be taken into account if one desires to provide comfort to himself or herself along with his or her family. One would not want to select a staircase design that provides no comfort. One needs to discuss with one's family members first so that proper decisions can be made about the design that satisfies all the requirements.
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