Valerie Bullock Staircase Understairs, 2018-10-12 01:23:33. 'Small spaces are more economical to run,' points out Elizabeth Wilhide, author of Small Spaces. 'And because the surface areas you are dealing with are more limited, you can choose more luxurious materials and high-end details. Small-space living also concentrates the mind as, with less room to play with, you need to be quite focused and selective - which is no bad thing.'
Madalynn May Staircase Understairs, 2018-09-25 23:30:42. A staircase is an important part of a house. It helps the inhabitants of the house to access other parts of the house, especially the ones located in the upper areas. Staircase acts as a path connecting one floor to another, usually to a mezzanine or a bedroom. Apart from this function, staircases also help in providing a graceful design element to the entire house. There are many types of staircases. Staircases are expensive and quite difficult to build. Hence, one must be sure while selecting the type of staircase to use.
Naya Pacheco Staircase Understairs, 2018-09-24 06:53:28. 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. 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.
Naya Pacheco Staircase Understairs, 2018-10-09 14:52:55. In terms of renovation, replacing a staircase is akin to knocking down a structural wall. But if your stairs are badly positioned, oppressive, or hinder light flow through the house, then it's worth considering, as a new flight can make all the difference. Always consult an architect or a specialist company, as it's critical that a new staircase fits in both proportionally and stylistically. 'A staircase is always interfacing with another area of the house, so there are lots of elements to consider,' says Richard McLane, co-director of staircase specialist Bisca. 'The middle section of the staircase can be quite straightforward, but the connections to rest of the building should be seamless.'
Melody Wooten Staircase Understairs, 2018-10-14 01:05:11. Then maybe you will have to think about the additional staircases like that of the basement. If you have basement at your log home then you might think of getting another extra staircase for that particular area of the house. If you have a low budget then you will surely prefer just the log staircase to the loft but with a higher budget you can choose to replace the regular staircase to the basement and get yourself a log staircase instead. It is after all important that the staircase of your home, and any staircase at that, does not look odd and out of place and so if for a few bucks you can get an additional staircase to match the floor plan of your entire home then maybe you should go for one.
Valerie Bullock Staircase Understairs, 2018-10-12 01:23:33. 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.
Mariyah Cobb Staircase Understairs, 2018-10-12 15:34:16. 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.
Gabriella Cabrera Staircase Understairs, 2018-10-11 18:33:09. Freestanding stairs will not be attached to a wall and will tend to run through the middle of a room. Most often the actual stairs will look as though they are almost floating and create a really unique look. Whilst these stairs look great they are not very practical for a person with young children as they can be dangerous.
Mariyah Cobb Staircase Understairs, 2018-10-09 22:50:01. 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.
Laney Morris Staircase Understairs, 2018-10-13 14:35:14. Spiral staircases wind around a central pole and have a handrail on the outer side only. Helical stairs do not have a central pole and there is a handrail on both sides. If a spiral staircase is being used to access a single room, it must be at least 1500mm in diameter. But if the spiral goes up to more than one room, it is classed as a main staircase and needs to be at least 1900mm. 'Bear in mind that the opening in which your spiral fits needs to be 100mm wider than the spiral itself,' says Sally Noseda, director of Oakleaf Industries. Many spiral staircases are available in kit form from about £800, but only go up to 1600mm wide. A bespoke spiral would start at £3,000. It can be difficult to get furniture up and down, so move large items in before you install the stairs.
Harlow Cruz Staircase Understairs, 2018-10-12 05:33:56. One thing that you need to be careful of when you are planning your staircase is the proportions of the stairs. If the height of the steps or the angle at which they are positioned is one we are not accustomed to we may find that the staircase does not feel comfortable to climb or descend. In fact, there are regulations and building codes which dictate how high a step can be and what the maximum angle that the steps can be positioned at will be.
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