At Ackworth House, we specialise in functional yet beautifying timber balustrades. Our balustrades will elevate the appearance of your home or business staircase, while providing a secure handrail to prevent falls. Balustrades come in a wide variety of styles and materials that offer you a unique design opportunity. From industrial paned glass, sleek wrought iron posts and lattices, and “floating” features, when it comes to balustrades you are spoiled for choice. However, if you are looking for a classic style that is low maintenance then timber is worth your consideration. Timber is a favoured material among architects and interior designers for both its versatility, timelessness and warm depth of tone. Timber balustrades can be designed in traditional through to contemporary edgy styles and works extremely well with other fixtures within a property. Is timber right for you? Let’s explore the pluses and minuses of a wooden balustrade. Continue reading “In Depth Look at Timber Balustrades”
A new or renovated home brings so much joy and happiness, but most often neglect the stairs as a key architectural structure that links the downstairs with the upper floors. One easy way to enhance your home or office’s function as well as its style is to optimise the staircase, often the centrepiece for most homes. One such way to add style is with the balustrades systems on your stairway which line the edge of the staircase to prevent any falls while also serving as a handrail. With an array of different designs the opportunities are plenty for finding your ideal balustrade. Here we will address the options you have to give you a full picture on what your balustrade options are before you purchase. Continue reading “What to Look for When Choosing your Next Balustrade”
When it comes to designing your home or commercial spaces, trends are always changing. We each want to create something modern and aesthetically pleasing while ensuring it will remain timeless and functional too. Steel balustrade systems provide endless opportunity to adapt to any space and style, giving them sleek aesthetic appeal that will stand the test of time.
Here are our top 5 reasons to choose steel for your next project:
Modern engineering has made several innovative stair designs possible and you can now have almost any staircase you want in your house. But there are traditional pairings between stair and house types. It’s technically possible to install a set of steel floating stairs in a Mediterranean Revival-style home but would you really want to?
When renovating or designing your home, have a look at which staircase design is better suited for the structure’s architectural style. This will help you create a home that is both aesthetically pleasing and functional. Continue reading “Matching Your Staircase with Your Home’s Architectural Style”
Modern office design covers a range of styles that trend and then merge back into the mixing pot of interior ideas. The open office was popular with the typing pools of the ‘50s and ‘60s; along with computers came the office cubicle, individual office rooms allowed time to concentrate but then collaboration and creativity meant that open plan offices re-emerged. Now all of these ideas are mixed and matched to provide a company with the optimal working environment. Added into the creative world of interior design is the competition to make offices memorable, motivational and multi-functional. But the wilder imagination for design has to comply with the practicality of New Zealand’s building code and fire safety standards.
At the simplest and most functional level, staircases are designed to transport people from one level of the home to another. However, staircases offer more than just function; they can make impactful interior statements as architectural features.
Far from being a functional addition to your home, a well-designed staircase can create a dramatic focal point. If you’re still in the planning stage of decorating your staircase, do it in style with these steps from the experts at Ackworth House. Continue reading “Take Your Home to the Next Level with These Staircase Ideas”
For many homeowners, remodelling their home is like a fresh new start. It allows them to reorganise sections, add more space and personalise it in their own unique style. It also provides them with the opportunity to completely redesign their home’s staircase and elevate the look of their interiors.
As a central part of any home, the staircase not only serves a practical purpose but it is also the focal point of home décor. They’re striking centrepieces that enable the imagination to rise to new heights. Fortunately, there’s no shortage of staircase designs and ideas for home remodelling projects. Continue reading “Stairway to Heaven: Staircase Ideas for Your Remodelling Project”
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.
Continue reading “Level Up Your Home with a Beautiful and Modern Staircase”
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”
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”