Houzz is the new way to design your home.
357 iron stair Ideabooks
Houzz Call: What Have You Salvaged for Home Use?
If your floors, furniture, exterior materials or other home elements have a past life, we'd like to hear the story
"vintage cast-iron sink with a drainboard on craigslist (obviously, I have some dishes to... an old iron piece painted black and just screwed to the wall. Fun! Three salvage ideas... solid iron French inspired handrails around my cottage door are actually day bed... old cast iron door off of an old stove that I used for the backsplash accent. The rusty... rusty iron border. If the picture doesn't show, it can be found on my houzz page..."
Live a Fairy Tale in a Getaway Castle Tower
Let down your hair or just savor the idyllic views. In these 5 remodeled European towers, how the story goes is up to you
"up the stairs there is a drop down iron gate that was used to keep the peasants out... those stairs though. The UK-based charity, Landmark Trust, has SO many great castles... fewer stairs for a lighthouse lover. This and many lighthouse cottages (26!) and... flights of stairs to her flat, she is living a dream come true. She grew fantasizing... those stair elevators that glide along the banisters? I sure hope there's a bathroom..."
My Houzz: Rustic Meets Refined in a Converted Ohio Barn
Intelligent reuse and innovative engineering create a modern family home that’s anything but typical
"hand, the stairs will keep the owner fit. I wish I had more safe stairs to navigate.... wrought iron. This is a lovely renovation...I dream of renovating our barn which is... the many stairs. I myself like to keep in shape, but one of my dogs can no longer make... basement stairs for my own safety. Too narrow, treads too short.) I do have one question... thick stair treads and fireplace. Those chairs you designed and built aren't half..."
Renovation Ideas: Playing With a Colonial’s Floor Plan
"with the stair to the second floor at the main entry front door. Why? Who the heck comes... see that stair, unless you are Scarlett, and you live at Tara. Why...do we still do... PLEASE! The stair is often the culprit, but nothing is better than seeing clear through... wall and stair in front of my view through the house. A dining room is like an... there are stairs heading up as well as is a stairwell to the basement as you head through..."
Loft Beds Give Rooms a Lift
Make more space for storage, eating or just plain living when you elevate your sleeping quarters with a loft bed
"steep stairs and alternate step stairs...no way. I would NOT climb up and down that... tread stairs or ladders for sleeping lofts? In my experience, they're only allowed... spiral stairs, except requires a few inches less head clearance. The design I am... problem with stairs, if I'm not staring at the steps, my feet miss and I stumble. They aren't... negotiate stairs like a cat. I do not like your designs personally I believe you should..."
15 Ways to Make Your Home Speak Spanish
You won't need a translator to appreciate the beauty of Spanish-style ironwork, tile, architecture and more around the home
"wrought iron work with new iron work and will replace the drywalled staircase and thick... Decorative Iron. Hierro forjado decorativo. Tiles on Risers. Azulejos entre los escalones... love the stair risers for this reason. Such an overlooked decorative space that makes... with an iron baluster staircase :) Here's a pic of the entry when when first bought... used as stair risers -- just takes a little creative, outside-of-the- box thinking..."
10 Tips to Maximize Your Whole-House Remodel
Cover all the bases now to ensure many years of satisfaction with your full renovation, second-story addition or bump-out
"& cast iron piping! I installed a whole house generator, after friends were without... like cast iron drains, on-demand hot water and great insulation. while it cost a little... with the stairs. Suggestions? #9 is so true--most people can't look beyond their own... But if stairs are an issue, perhaps it is time to look for an all on one floor situation... supports/stair lift to further ease the way, but sometimes the only answer is to move..."
5 Finishes Pets and Kids Can’t Destroy — and 5 to Avoid
Save your sanity and your decorating budget by choosing materials and surfaces that can stand up to abuse
"off the stairs. Oh boy it was gross. I just have the wood stairs painted with non skid... don't get "ironed in" by the centrifugal forces. And then hang them outside on the line... as an iron! Works great! I agree that the Ikea covers are harder to put on. But... have an iron with an upright steam setting, so I go over any rough spots after the... heavy iron count. No matter what you do, it will migrate and disintegrate. If tracked..."
Houzz Tour: Nestling Into the Rural Pennsylvania Landscape
Regional barns and nature provide the inspiration for a new home sited between a meadow and the woods
"see some iron doors/iron railings/iron hardware in ,take more elegant for the home... .Love Iron Doors!------www.kohliron.com(The Door to Happiness!) Drool worthy! It's... separate the stairs from the gym. @ardleyhut, I just chalk it up to two great minds :-)... from the stairs with the same sort of wall. Are you going rustic like this one? I'm... next to stairs are one of my favorite features. House envy! House envy! House envy..."
Grand Entry Elements: Newel Posts Past and Present
"open stairs installed. We added a newel post at the bottom of the stairs that we... fireplace or stairs releases me from obsessively collecting something else! Love newel... have. Stair case After moving cross country, we had to rent a house for a couple... beautiful stairs go to Regency Railings . com I couldn't agree more about the statement... from the stairs to the living room FP. I love this new-old newell post so much better..."
Houzz Tour: Pushing Boundaries in a Sydney Cottage
Expanding and adding on give an Australian family an extra bedroom, an office and — at long last — an indoor bathroom
"and the stair shoe storage is brilliant! Very well done! @KEIBUE---- Thanks for the... whine a$$ "Iron Butt" guys THEN!!!!! LOL!!!!! Still trying to find someplace on... in the stairs wouldn't work in my house-- my son seldom closes a drawer, and I could... bottom 2 stairs! Love this house. So many clever ideas and I really enjoy her art work... mostly the stair storage - all genius! Next time I have a quandary, I'm consulting Zenya..."
In Praise of Silliness
"their stairs. Totally doing the playhouse under the stairs at my next house! If I... on the stairs and the cow. They are so whimsical. Fred made an excellent point.... for it! Stair risers are an excellent place to start because the investment is not... on our stair runners.... Nature is also a great source for decorating in a casual... on the stairs...when I can afford to rip up the carpet and put in wood on the stairs..."
One Guy Found a $175,000 Comic in His Wall. What Has Your Home Hidden?
"cast-iron pipes, tall cast iron tub, at least half the floor support missing.. they... under the stairs outside which was all dirt floor but could see something sticking out... found 3 iron floor lamps that were original to the home, I had recognized them from... 4" cast-iron toilet drain into my bathroom adding that new-fangled indoor out-house... narrowest cast iron I've ever seen and it's corroded closed so It's not useful for anything..."
15 Ways to Design an Easy-Clean Home
Spend more time doing what you love with these pointers for minimizing cleaning needs throughout the entire house
"add a stair runner, or even fully carpet just the stairs in a home that has other... these stair step like tiers, which translates to 4 levels of dust collections. Sounds... it was ironic that the first photo – showing the stained concrete flooring – had 2... on the stairs (for not falling on them!) Woofwoof You can always add a runner... runner to stairs, I would advise against "no sills" as the potential for weather damage..."
Double-Duty Savvy: 10 Supersmart Laundry Room Combos
Throw some extra function in along with the fabric softener to spin your laundry room into mutitasking mode
"coats, ironing board + brooms, picnic bags storage, garden + cleaning supplies cupboard... and down stairs daily was not the way to go...especially as we age. When I remade my... foldout ironing board, basket shelves for each individual type of laundry (whites,... needs ironing, etc), sink, sewing area, hanging area, folding area. It will also... flights of stairs. Anyone made that choice and loved it? Would love some thoughts on that..."