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”
Recent 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”
Stairs play an essential part in a home. They serve both as access points to another level and as an architectural feature in a structure. To fulfil all their functions, stairs must be well-built to meet building code regulations.
If you’re looking for a type of stairs that easily fit the bill, consider Ackworth House’s concrete stairs treads. Continue reading “Why Invest in Concrete Stair Treads”
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.
If you are considering building your home featuring an industrial look, here are a few key characteristics you might want to know: Continue reading “Main Characteristics of a Modern Industrial Interior Design”
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.
Here are four ways on how you can take care of your treads. Continue reading “4 Ways to Keep Timber Stair Treads in Premium Condition”
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”
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.
Here are four qualities that make timber an ideal material for stair treads: Continue reading “Four Characteristics of Timber That Make It Ideal as Stair Treads”
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”
Some modern homes have magnificent staircases that lend a sleek and seamless touch to the interiors. More than just steps, a well-designed stairway is a brilliant piece of architecture which gives your home both style and functionality.
Underneath that staircase, is an unused space that brims with artistic potential. There are many ways you can creatively transform under-the-stair-space into nooks for almost any purpose. Here are some ideas to get you started: Continue reading “Creative Ways You Can Unlock the Potential of Your Under-the-Stair Space”
Staircases have a big impact on defining the aesthetic look of your home. Floating staircases are one of the more stylish staircases in the market that enhance a home’s interior design. A lack of structure beneath each step creates the illusion of floating treads. This floating illusion is further enhanced by other stair features such as glass balustrades and minimalist treads. Continue reading “Choosing the Right Floating Staircase For Your Home”