Kallie Meadows Staircase Understairs, 2018-10-08 06:41:18. 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.
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.
Rosalie Hobbs Staircase Understairs, 2018-10-05 03:52:27. The variety of handrails profiles you can choose from is another way in which you can add charm to a staircase. But, to really make a balustrade stand out you can choose decorative spindles, newel posts and newel caps in various styles.
Naya Pacheco Staircase Understairs, 2018-10-09 14:52:55. Your budget will determine how ornate your staircase will be. You should determine a rough budget before you go looking to see what is available. Remember that if you are interested in a custom staircase which has hand crafted elements you will end up paying much more than machine carved accents may be. You will also find that models which are curved may be more expensive because it is more labor intensive to produce them because they may need to me shaped or curved by hand and may take longer to make.
Harlow Cruz Staircase Understairs, 2018-10-12 05:33:56. 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.
Melody Wooten Staircase Understairs, 2018-10-14 01:05:11. If necessary, compress the kitchen along one wall. '2.8m is the minimum width you can fit a compact but very useable kitchen in to,' says architect Mark Dyson. 'This will accommodate an under-counter fridge, oven, hob, sink with a concealed bin, a slimline dishwasher and storage while still providing the minimum distance requirement between the sink and hob.'
Mariyah Cobb Staircase Understairs, 2018-10-12 15:34:16. The cut strings of curved and splayed staircases will be cut to accommodate the shape of the treads and risers. The strings are connected to the treads and risers of the stairs by three-way mitre joints to provide the staircase with additional strength. The cut strings of a staircase can be further embellished by adding return nosings to conceal the end grain of the treads to provide a clean, smooth and finished look. A return nosing is a rounded moulding used to trim the treads.
Gabriella Cabrera Staircase Understairs, 2018-10-11 18:33:09. Fold-down beds used to be cumbersome and ugly, but now there are some really well-designed models. They can be expensive, but if you have a studio and are going to be using it every day rather than in a guest room, then it's essential to invest. A pull-down bed combined with a pull-down desk can make a small spare room a really multifunctional space.
Mariyah Cobb Staircase Understairs, 2018-10-13 22:03:44. Oak can be used in a variety of ways when you are making a staircase. However it can also be expensive so you may want to think about using it in specific areas. If you are going to be using carpet on your stairs you may be more interested in saving money by building the rest of the staircase out of another type of wood and save the oak for trim and railings.
Valerie Bullock Staircase Understairs, 2018-10-12 01:23:33. One of the single most dramatic and creative ways to decorate you indoor staircase is to focus on customizing the banister. There are several effective ways that you can accomplish this; however, one of the least expensive and easiest to customize to your own personal taste is to utilize faux flower garlands. These versatile decorative aids are available in virtually any flower variety that you can imagine, and the prices can be very, very reasonable. However, they also range to the high-end, and therefore you can certainly find not just the variety of flower you are looking for, but you can also get the appropriate quality to mesh seamlessly with your décor. The traditional way to utilize these garlands is to wrap them around your banister, weaving the garland through the rails.
Mariyah Cobb Staircase Understairs, 2018-10-09 22:50:01. 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.
Laney Morris Staircase Understairs, 2018-10-13 14:35:14.
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