There’s much to think about and get right to ensure your floating staircase project is hassle-free and the finished product is something you will be proud to have in the entrance way of your home. Staircases are a very technical product with many dimensions that need to be accurate so that the staircase will fit the stairwell. They should also comply with New Zealand’s Building Code compliance document D1/AS1.
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Staircases have evolved from being a functional part of a building to becoming a focal interior point. They are the first thing visitors see when they step inside a residential or commercial space, and they help form an impression of the property.
Because of this, homeowners, architects and designers continue to come up with different staircase designs that are aesthetically pleasing while meeting building regulations. Aside from the traditional straight stairs, there are several types of stairs that suit the needs of different buildings. These include L-shaped stairs, spiral stairs and curved stairs. Staircase builders also experiment with different materials to elevate the staircase’s function and visual appeal.
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For something that takes up a significant amount of space, the staircase is an often overlooked design aspect. As such, its aesthetic and functional potential are, often, not maximised. As an area that gets a lot of foot traffic, it is one of the ideal spaces for adding a touch of personality or solidifying your interior design.
Unravel your staircase’s potential with these staircase design ideas.
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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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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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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. Productivity improves your bottom line, as work is accomplished more smoothly and efficiently. Employees are also more likely to collaborate and innovate if they are comfortable in the workplace.
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. Look into the following office features and see how you can develop them to keep your workers happy and healthy. 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”