Level Up Your Home with a Beautiful and Modern Staircase

The days when staircases were only known for their function are long gone. Over time, staircases have become an integral part of a home’s layout and design. Often, they become a focal point of the residence due to their style and configuration.

When constructing or renovating your home, don’t let your staircase become an afterthought. A beautiful flight of stairs will add visual interest to your residence and increase its property value. Your stairs will be the first thing that visitors will see when they enter your home and the staircase can make or break first impressions. Additionally, there’s nothing compared to the feeling of walking into your house after a long day and seeing an elegant flight of stairs.
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The Right Match: Finding the Ideal Balustrade for Your Staircase

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A balustrade improves your home with both beauty and functionality. Aesthetically, a balustrade is a design element that can finish an overall look, making your stairs not just a functional part of the house, but a part of its statement. Balustrades are also a safety feature, providing security and support at an area of the house that has daily traffic.

When choosing the right balustrade for your home, here are some things you may want to consider:
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Using Concrete Stair Treads in Industrial Home Design

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Concrete is commonly used for strictly practical purposes like sidewalks, driveways and building foundations. However, recent interior design trends have explored the aesthetic potential of this material, specifically in industrial design. Concrete creates raw, imperfect and inconsistent surfaces, which favours the rough, unpolished and rustic features of industrial design.

Aesthetic Characteristics of Concrete

Bare concrete is hardly turned into a focal point in interior design, which is why concrete makes for a great element of surprise. Continue reading “Using Concrete Stair Treads in Industrial Home Design”

Office Design Elements that Boost Happiness and Productivity

office stairsRecent study results show that contemporary office designs may stimulate creativity and collaboration among employees.

A study conducted by the research agency Perspective found that 81 per cent of office workers in New Zealand believe the physical environment of their workplace has an impact on their happiness. Nine out of 10 workers agreed that if they are happy at work, they are more productive.

Whether you are starting or developing your company, taking steps to improve the physical environment of the workplace is necessary for taking care of the physical, mental and social well-being of your employees. Continue reading “Office Design Elements that Boost Happiness and Productivity”

Main Characteristics of a Modern Industrial Interior Design

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While many people may settle with sleek and minimalistic interiors, modern industrial homeowners expose what lies beneath perfect walls and decorations with an edgy and raw style. The imperfections that other interior styles hide are what industrial designs expose. This design achieves an unfinished look by turning structural elements into home designs, providing a basic, chic and cohesive look.

The modern industrial design is becoming a trend around the world as it is used in more commercial spaces, modern homes and loft apartments. This type of interior design celebrates mechanical and engineering innovation as it combines the modern and sleek, the refined with the raw and the classic with vintage.

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4 Ways to Keep Timber Stair Treads in Premium Condition

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Timber staircases add a classic appeal to your property. Taking a piece of the outdoors into your property gives a natural and comforting vibe to your living space. Due to its natural elements, a little care is required to maintain its premium condition.

Typically, signs of wear and tear start to show on the horizontal treads where heavy foot traffic wears off the varnish topcoat, exposing the bare wood. Regular cleaning, scratch and dent touch-ups and the occasional refinish are some things that help keep timber treads looking their best.

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Achieve Architectural Feats with Steel Staircases

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Steel is often associated with strength and durability, both important qualities in structures that are expected to withstand daily foot traffic and heavy loads.

These great features of steel have made Ackworth House’s own line of steel staircases popular in New Zealand. We have seen an eager demand for our top quality steel stringers for steel stairs as they are capable of bearing significantly more weight compared to other materials. Steel is also highly resistant to warps, wear and tear, rotting and pest attacks, giving you a staircase built to last for years.

Beyond the functional advantages and durable characteristics of steel staircases, architects and designers are keen on the utilisation of steel staircases due to their architectural versatility. Continue reading “Achieve Architectural Feats with Steel Staircases”

Four Characteristics of Timber That Make It Ideal as Stair Treads

When it comes to enhancing the design and function of a staircase, choosing the right stair tread is crucial. Stair treads come in various types but one of the most popular materials used is timber. Suitable for both residential and commercial properties, timber lends a beautiful natural appeal to any space alongside a wide array of functional and aesthetic benefits.

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Comfortable Home Elements for a Productive Office

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More offices are incorporating the warmth and comfort of residential interior design to enhance the happiness and productivity of employees. Office design that is flexible and inviting lets people work freely and helps foster collaboration.

Bringing the Comfort of Home to the Office

Developers and designers alike are redefining and redesigning office space by blending residential influences such as homely furniture, warm décor and wooden stairways into corporate spaces. By veering away from traditional floor plans and using open concepts, the workplace encourages employee connections that occur naturally. It can bring friendliness to space while keeping it professional. Continue reading “Comfortable Home Elements for a Productive Office”