Staircases can be very hard to fit into your homes design plans in a way that feels organic and not like they are just plonked randomly on one side of your house. If you get this part of your design wrong, it is almost impossible to fix it after the fact, as that would require major structural renovations. However, there are quite a few options to blend your staircase into the design of your home in a way that looks nice while also being practical for one reason or another. Here are three options to point you in the right direction.
A classic design trick used in many famous fictional and real houses is the installation of a bookcase on the side of your staircase. Not only does this draw attention away from the staircase but it creates a whole feature in your home out of space that would other be underutilized. If you aren't very big on books, then sometimes people prefer to store items from their other hobbies instead such as shoes, figurines or knick-knacks picked up on various holidays around the world. However, for those that love books, a bookcase/staircase hybrid is a must-have.
Putting a small storage cabinet underneath a staircase is perfect for those who are spatially conscious and want to be as efficient as possible. This space is not big enough for a fully-fledged room, but it is big enough to store cleaning equipment, linen, old toys, important documents and family photo albums. If you are building a new home in a city, then you will know just how important every last inch of your home is. It is also possible to make this storage cabinet either a visible feature or to hide it with a blended door, but that all depends on your personal preference.
One design that is growing in popularity across Australia is known as the floating staircase. These are supported either by strong metal frames or by being attached to the side of the house, but either way, it means that there is actual room underneath them for whatever you want. This means the staircase takes up less actual floor space. Many people end up incorporating this floating, minimalist design into the overall style of their home. If you are trying to create an open-feeling home with plenty of large rooms and high ceilings, then a floating staircase is perfect for you.
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28 July 2020
When I decided to become a freelance designer, I decided I would work from home. I was sick and tired of being in an office all day and to be honest, some of my workmates were pretty annoying. However, I did not consider that I might have to make some changes to my home in order to make it suitable. On the first day of my new life working from home, I realised I would need much more natural light, so I had new windows installed. I then realised that I would need a larger work table to work on my cut out designs. In the end, I made hundreds of changes and I learnt an awful lot about home improvement.