Melody Wooten. Staircase Understairs. September 21st , 2018.
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.
Clever solutions: Good storage is key to keeping things uncluttered, and a wall of floor-to-ceiling cupboards will provide lots of space while requiring a relatively small footprint. 'Built-in benches can be crafted to include a surprising amount of hidden storage,' says Guy Morgan Harris. Make the most of hidden space by removing the partition wall between studs to create display storage, building shelving in the eaves, or even by using the void under your floorboards. 'Install a ring-pull latch and make ply boxes to store stuff in,' says Guy. Great for wine or toys 'In double-height properties, a mezzanine or platform can be a good way to separate living and sleeping areas,' says Elizabeth Wilhide, author of Small Spaces. (Consult building regs first.). Wall-mount your TV and conceal your DVD and hi-fi. Use a chest instead of a coffee table for extra storage.
A cantilevered staircase can look stunning, but is also a feat of engineering, with most of the weight of the treads supported by one wall. You need a balustrade to comply with UK building regulations, but glass is unobtrusive and will still give that 'weightlessness' look. These staircases should always be designed and built by a specialist.
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