Residential design services in Sutherland Shire explain why moving your staircase may be beneficial to your home
MOVE THE STAIRCASE FOR BETTER CIRCULATION AND STORAGE
Moving the staircase away from the foyer and into the home’s center frees up circulation and storage space.
By Chris Walsh
Walk through the front door of any typical two-storey home and the first thing you’ll see is the staircase.
Although many believe that the foyer is the place for the staircase as it has more appeal, however have you ever thought about the fact that this design may not be as functional as you think?
The problem can be that this layout actually gives no direct access to the rooms that are the real hub of the home such as the kitchen and family room. Instead, you have to walk through the formal living and dining areas to go upstairs to the bedrooms. Apart from bad circulation, the stairs-at-front design creates dead spaces on both floors that could be better used as storage or closet space.
With the help of an expert in residential design in the Sutherland Shire the easiest fix is a flip of the stairs so that they start and end at the middle of the home. This will then creates much better traffic flow on both floors, with the living areas and bedrooms perched around the centrally located stairs.
Just because you are taking away a foyer feature such as a staircase, doesn't mean the foyer has to be plain and boring. You’ve got plenty of options to add interest to the foyer and stairs such as art niches, lighting, windows or decorative railings.
If you need assistance with making the most of the space in your home, contact Go Design today, the experts in home extensions in Penshurst.