Over Stair case ideas
kas0919
July 18, 2012 in Design Dilemma
Looking for Ideas to replace this dated 70s kitchen post look. On the other side of these post are my stairs to the basement - looking to replace these but not close of the natural light to the stairs. Any ideas
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You could create a set of interior windows with seeded glass. Glass shelves could be mounted in front of them for an additional storage/display area. Do you have a style in mind for the kitchen remodel?
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feeny
Can you just take out the posts and keep the space open? It doesn't look as if the posts serve a safety (or any other) function.
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kas0919
Traditional - I have redone the cabinets in an antique cherry and have granite countertops - i thought about getting a piece of stained glass to hang.
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I think the stained glass would be a great option and serve as a piece of focal artwork.
1 Like   July 18, 2012 at 8:59AM
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bamamom
Stained glass would be very nice.
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Gretchen125
I agree with feeny, just remove the posts. We did just that in our old 50s rancher. Just capped the half wall with a new wood top. In your case, you may want to consider raising the wall by a few inches so it doesn't meet with the top of your counters, but extends a few inches above.
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inverary
I recommend that you remove the dated spindles and expand the perimeters of the kitchen by shifting the focus on the back wall over the stairs. Remove distracting clutter in the area (and wallpaper if you are feeling energetic). Replace the dated and dangling light fixtures over the stairs with simple directional ceiling lighting. The highlighted wall banishes a dark corner and becomes a blank canvas to draw the eye to tasteful wall decoration, art or mirrors to reflect the light. You could also use this space for a family photo gallery, getting rid of the hodgepodge of photos scattered throughout the house. The new lighting, minus the dated divider, will brighten and 'expand' the kitchen. We tend to spend a lot of time in the kitchen; why not give it more eye-appeal?
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kas0919
redone
1 Like   April 11, 2013 at 8:56AM
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inverary
Great job, just like I imagined, as per my comments above. Thanks for sharing!
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