Melody Wooten Staircase Understairs, 2018-10-14 01:05:11. With so much emphasis these days on huge kitchenliving areas, it's easy to feel hard done by if your home is small. But, as Elizabeth Wilhide, author of Small Spaces, points out, 'Professional cooks prefer a more compact kitchen as they are easier to work in.' If in doubt, get some professional design input and keep things streamlined; a smaller space will benefit from being as fuss-free as possible. Choose fitted units, which are the best option for making a small space work efficiently.
Valerie Bullock Staircase Understairs, 2018-09-24 00:47:26. '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.'
Harlow Cruz Staircase Understairs, 2018-10-12 05:33:56. The area under the stairs is often neglected. Once you recognize its potential, however, you can transform it in a variety of ways. With a little thought you could turn it into an efficient storage area, designed around your particular needs; or you could open it up into a room or hallway, thus increasing available space and giving your home a more open-plan feel.
Melody Wooten Staircase Understairs, 2018-10-14 01:05:11.
Mariyah Cobb Staircase Understairs, 2018-10-09 22:50:01. Whether you are customising a staircase or simply remodelling your stairs, your stairway should be the main focal point in your home. The material out of which your staircase treads or handrail are made can make a significant difference to the visual impact of your staircase. From expensive timbers such as Brazilian wood or other exotic hardwoods to the more affordable classic oak, there are a wide range of materials to choose from.
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.
Laney Morris Staircase Understairs, 2018-10-13 14:35:14. 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.
Mariyah Cobb Staircase Understairs, 2018-10-12 15:34:16. You will also have to plan about the staining and maintenance of the log staircase like you will have to for your log home. You can make use of the sand grit so that the stairs do not end up being slippery and uncomfortable. A staircase - if perfectly decided on - indeed becomes a real show piece item of a beautiful log home and therefore is sort of a necessity.
Gabriella Cabrera Staircase Understairs, 2018-10-11 18:33:09. The traditional kind of staircase really does take up an inordinate amount of space that, in a small home really isn't available. Most people just put up with what they have, decorate the staircase and find the best use they can for the under-stairs' area. However, if you are in the market for a new staircase, there is quite an extensive range of home space saving staircases on the market. The cheapest on the market - and also the smallest - is the Karina model which combines either a light or a dark beech wood used for the treads with one of three other colors. As well as being the smallest on the market the Karina is narrow enough to be used as a loft ladder replacement or in other spaces that are too narrow for other, more conventional staircases.
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. Whether indoors or outdoors, a staircase always presents a unique and at times challenging decorating opportunity; and while some people simply choose not to rise to the occasion and leave their staircases bare, the braver amongst us often choose to use our staircases to make bold decorating statements. Depending on your personal style, there are thousands of different and creative ways that you can express yourself utilizing your staircase as a canvas. In reality, the potential decorating options are virtually limitless, and if you are particularly creative, decorating your staircase can be the perfect way to display your talents.
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