Kallie Meadows Staircase Understairs, 2018-10-09 14:05:28. The ease with which you can open up the area under the stairs depends on the type of staircase and its position in the house. In many instances the space under the staircase is already enclosed by paneling and opening it up simply involves removing the wood panels. Before you start though, it is important to assess the construction of your staircase.
Mariyah Cobb Staircase Understairs, 2018-10-12 15:34:16. 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.
Stephanie Owen Staircase Understairs, 2018-09-27 14:12:51. 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.
Laney Morris Staircase Understairs, 2018-10-13 14:35:14.
Gabriella Cabrera Staircase Understairs, 2018-10-11 18:33:09. In addition, since you are planting this staircase garden to be decorative, you want to choose attractive plants (such as ornamental peppers) and keep them very well maintained for the best effect.
Naya Pacheco Staircase Understairs, 2018-10-09 14:52:55. Although some may see a staircase as a purely practical feature, in fact, your staircase can dramatically alter the character and feel of your home. In particular, your stairway can significantly contribute to the first impression of house guests, particularly if it is the first thing they see when they come to visit. Before refurbishing or designing a staircase, it is important to think about the overall result. Are you going to have an open, sweeping staircase or an enclosed stairway that conforms to the internal structure of your home? This decision is likely to affect the type of stair parts you require to complete your staircase design.
Mariyah Cobb Staircase Understairs, 2018-10-13 22:03:44.
Harlow Cruz Staircase Understairs, 2018-10-12 05:33:56. If you are decorating an outside staircase, such as your porch or a gazebo you may want to consider using live, hanging flowers and other plants. Indeed, many people opt to create little flowerpot gardens on their exterior staircases, placing a different type of plant in a pot on each step. In order to make your staircase garden as attractive and decorative as possible, the types of pots that you use are the key. You should take care to match the pots to the exterior of your home, or choose ones that contrast in an attractive way. You may want to splurge on more expensive, high quality, expertly coordinated pots if you really want to make a dramatic impression with your decoration.
Melody Wooten Staircase Understairs, 2018-10-14 01:05:11. Play den. How often have your kids complained that they have nowhere to play? Children love hidden nooks and crannies, so converting the cupboard under the stairs can be a great alternative to an outdoor play house - especially in winter. If possible, cut windows and a doorway into the side panels of the staircase. This will allow light in and stop the den feeling claustrophobic. Strips of leftover curtain material stapled to the windows make a nice homely touch. Use a beanbag or some large cushions to create a comfy seating area. Finally, encourage your little ones to personalise their new hideaway with some books, toys and, if there is room, a small desk for drawing or writing.
Mariyah Cobb Staircase Understairs, 2018-10-12 15:34:16. You'll want to use a manufacturer who uses solid timber that is the highest quality and is not engineered or laminated. That way you know the quality and look of your stairs will remain for many years. American White Oak or European Oak are particularly popular choices for curved staircases. However, they can actually produce staircases using a variety of different timbers, including softer pine woods such as Whitewood and Redwood.
Mariyah Cobb Staircase Understairs, 2018-10-09 22:50:01. 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.
Valerie Bullock Staircase Understairs, 2018-10-12 01:23:33. Bathroom. Fitting an additional toilet or shower will ease pressure on the family bathroom and is particularly useful if you have small children or elderly relatives living with you. If done well, it should also increase the resale value of your property. Headroom can be problem, so take accurate measurements to ensure people will have enough room to stand upright. You may also want to consider installing a special sanitary pump if the pipes cannot be connected directly to the main waste system.
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