Kallie Meadows Staircase Understairs, 2018-10-09 14:05:28. If noise is an issue, glass is an excellent absorber of sound, so having glass panels as part of your staircase can be an effective sound-proofing device. If sound-proofing is not a big concern, creating an old world feel with wooden spindles or railings can give a staircase a classic, yet elegant feel. One way in which this can be done is by using spindles and oil-tipped bronze railings, which is a less expensive yet striking way of embellishing a staircase for those looking for an affordable option in a tough economy.
Melody Wooten Staircase Understairs, 2018-10-14 01:05:11. 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, 2018-10-13 22:03:44. 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.
Harlow Cruz Staircase Understairs, 2018-10-12 05:33:56. If you are living in a small home, one of the things you need to consider very carefully is where you can economize on space. One of the things that tends to come up time after time is the amount of space a traditional staircase takes - and the amount of space underneath the stairs that often tends to get wasted in many homes. However, it doesn't have to be like that: you really can do something about changing your traditional staircase for one of the many space saving staircases now available on the market - some of them retailing at quite economical prices. Why is it that the traditional staircase tends to take up so much space, though?
Mariyah Cobb Staircase Understairs, 2018-10-12 15:34:16. Remember also that plans must comply with building regulations, specifically the Approved Document K or Protection, Falling and Impact, and in particular section K1, which deals with stairs, ladders and ramps. You can download it free from staircases.orgregulations.htm
Naya Pacheco Staircase Understairs, 2018-10-09 14:52:55. 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.
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Laney Morris Staircase Understairs, 2018-10-13 14:35:14. Have you ever wanted to redesign your staircase with glass panels to create more space in your home or make rooms feel more open? Isn't it inspiring to know that you can customise your staircase with stair parts and hand rails to suit your own personal taste? At Pear Stairs, we can help you create that staircase you have always wanted. If you have a certain design or look for your staircase in mind.
Gabriella Cabrera Staircase Understairs, 2018-10-11 18:33:09. 'A sleeping space doesn't necessarily need to be fully enclosed,' says Elizabeth Wilhide, author of Small Spaces. 'Screening a space with a partition or sliding doors can provide privacy without blocking light. Or, in an open-plan area, a mezzanine or raised platform divides things up.'
Valerie Bullock Staircase Understairs, 2018-10-12 01:23:33. 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.'
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