Naya Pacheco Staircase Understairs, 2018-09-24 06:53:28. '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.'
Valerie Bullock Staircase Understairs, 2018-10-12 01:23:33. 'The majority of bathroom brochures show spaces the size of a ballroom,' says Robin Levien of Ideal Standard. 'In reality, the average bathroom in the UK is around the size of a king-size bed, so it's essential to make the most of every inch.' Compact ceramics ranges can be a real boon. 'Basins that are wider than they are deep can solve all kinds of problems,' continues Robin. 'And a corner toilet cistern can allow you to have a mini en-suite in the corner of a bedroom, with a shower, basin and toilet all in the space of a regular corner bath. Or choose a compact tub, which can free up room for something else.' Check out the Space and Concept ranges by Ideal Standard.
Rosalie Hobbs Staircase Understairs, 2018-10-01 19:33:31. 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. The simplest type of staircase - a straight staircase supported at the top against a wall - is the easiest to open up because the timbers under the stair serve only to support the paneling. A straight staircase between two side walls (with access to the space from an adjoining room) is the most difficult to open up as both walls are likely to be load bearing. In this situation you need professional advice and help, and perhaps a building permit, before you can remove the walls.
Valerie Bullock Staircase Understairs, 2018-10-12 01:23:33. Office. As the modern trend for open plan living grows ever more popular, many people have removed the cupboard under the stairs and replaced it with an office or study area. The neatest way of doing this is to have custom-made shelves and a desk unit fitted. However, if your budget is modest, or you don't want to commit to a permanent office, you can simply install a free-standing desk and some shelving units.
Laney Morris Staircase Understairs, 2018-10-13 14:35:14. They say size isn't everything. When it comes to your home, though, none of us would say no to a little bit extra. Here in the UK, we have the smallest living spaces in Europe by quite a considerable margin. There are, however, many advantages to living in a more compact home.
Harlow Cruz Staircase Understairs, 2018-10-12 05:33:56. Shopping on the Internet can be a great place to start. Just remember that if you are ordering the parts of a staircase online it may cost a lot for them to ship the items to you. It can be a good idea to check with your local home builder to see if they can give you any recommendations about which products you use.
Mariyah Cobb Staircase Understairs, 2018-10-09 22:50:01. A staircase is a vital part of a log home as it defines the beauty of the house. It is the staircase that needs to match the style as well as the design of the floor plan of the log home in order to make it look more beautiful than it would without a staircase. Now when you decide to get a staircase for you log home you will have to seek out a few questions and find the right answers to these.
Gabriella Cabrera Staircase Understairs, 2018-10-11 18:33:09. You can get a beautiful and coordinated look for your home if you pair oak hardwood flooring with your oak staircase. Remember that a seamless interior where one component flows into another can be a great way to open up a space and make it seem larger. This is because the eye simply slides over the different areas of the home and makes it seem as if it is one large expanse.
Melody Wooten Staircase Understairs, 2018-10-14 01:05:11. How much space you have will dictate what you can do, and unless you live in a modern building, it's difficult to go outside of these limits. If you are lucky enough to have more space, it may be possible to reorganise it to make better use of the available inches.
Mariyah Cobb Staircase Understairs, 2018-10-13 22:03:44. Recoup valuable space by forgoing bedside tables. Instead, install a shelf on the wall behind the bed that can be used for bedtime reading material and an alarm clock. You can't compromise on the size of your bed, but you can try to make it work harder. Underbed boxes or beds with built-in drawers or shelves utilise the redundant area underneath. Flip-up beds also ensure space is put to good use. Remember, too, that low-level beds are less visually dominating than lofty princess-and-the-pea style ones.
Naya Pacheco Staircase Understairs, 2018-10-09 14:52:55. The simplest type of staircase - a straight staircase supported at the top against a wall - is the easiest to open up because the timbers under the stair serve only to support the paneling. A straight staircase between two side walls (with access to the space from an adjoining room) is the most difficult to open up as both walls are likely to be load bearing. In this situation you need professional advice and help, and perhaps a building permit, before you can remove the walls.
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