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Functional Stairs Can Become A Feature

Posted by Paul Ackling 23rd Oct 2014

Can Stairs Achieve Both Form & Function?

As Northern Beaches builders, most of our homes are double, or in some cases even triple level. While stairs can be seen as simply functional, to walk up and down to access the levels of the house, they can also become a beautiful and contemporary feature of the home.

The styles and finishes vary between minimally framed open rise to fully enclosed built between solid walls. No matter what the style is, they all benefit from attention to detail in sizing, handrail selection, lighting as well as tread/riser sizing. The culmination of these details provides the beautiful end result.
The stairwell itself can also provide the opportunity to allow valuable natural light into the lower areas of the home. This can be maximised with the inclusion of void areas next to the stairs (often a small area is all that is required) or simply providing well thought out glazing to the stairwell.

Whatever the style your home is, with proper consideration and attention to detail stairs can provide yet another wonderful element and uniqueness to your home.


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