can now see our internal stair case. This has caused
us much of our humming and haaing. We've thought often
of removing the spiral stairs, which are very narrow,
but because of room available, the location of the
exit upstairs, etc, we're currently thinking that
we'll be better to stick with these. We could put
in a more conventional staircase, but that would require
far more significant structural changes, particularly
upstairs. If we do keep the spiral, we'll open up
the final curve so that it runs straight along the
wall where the fish tank currently is, making the
stairs more accessible and allowing us to actually
use the stairs and the dining room at the same time.
have a couple of requirements for the stairway which
add some further complications. In order to retain
on-sell value and functionality for ourselves, we
want to retain the ability to open or close off upstairs
to make it self-contained, and we want it to be relatively
easy and quick to do. This means having a false floor
available to close off the stairs, making treatment
of banisters and stair railings upstairs rather tricky.
Currently the top of the stairs is boxed in (as you'll
see later), but I'm not sure yet how we'll treat that.
As for making the unused stairs not stand out like
a sore thumb, we'll have to work on that too. Then
there's also the issue of maximising space under the
stairs for storage etc… So many questions.
you can see that this room is probably the most fiddly
to work with. Thankfully the final rooms downstairs
should be a pretty basic (besides of course totally
replacing the kitchen : ) (Home)