General Contractors
Open Floor Plan Living Room Pittsburgh contemporary-family-room

Open Floor Plan Living Room Pittsburgh


This photo has 8 questions

February 15, 2012
bennie93 wrote:
Thank you for reporting this comment. Undo
Oak & Broad
White Oak takes an Ebony stain really well.
   July 1, 2014 at 8:07AM
Thank you for reporting this comment. Undo
Pavex Parquet SRL
Nice. Simple effective design. Things kept simple. Dark stained hardwood flooring in combination match with the white walls and the dark ceiling. The kitchen has a brownish floor (somebody below said it is a bamboo composition) that goes well with the black flooring in the living. Also dark colored walls in the kitchen.
   July 6, 2014 at 3:23AM
Sign Up to comment
December 8, 2011
gemaima wrote:
Thank you for reporting this comment. Undo
Hi Gemaima,

Best to check your local codes, but for a general idea of stair dimensions:

Width - no less than 2'8, standard 3'6, two handrails required for more than 44"
Tread (step) no less than 10 inches
RIser (vertical face of the step) no more than 7 3/4 inches

Every step has to be the same to ensure there is no tripping hazard, and the angle of the stairs is determined by the ratio of the step rise to the step run. Basically, how far and how high you need to go to get from "A" to "B". Hope that helps!
   December 9, 2011 at 10:12AM
Thank you for reporting this comment. Undo
Architect Andrew Morrall
The I Codes, sec. 1009.1, exception 1 allows stairways serving an occupant load less than 50 (most if not all single family houses!) to be 36" wide. I find this a bit tight, so for main staircases I usually don't go less than 3'-2". There are additional code requirements for stairs, best to consult the standard building codes and local codes.
   December 9, 2011 at 1:22PM
Sign Up to comment
December 2, 2011
lsh1 wrote:
What is the hard wood floor in the kitchen area? Is it a zebra wood?
Thank you for reporting this comment. Undo
The wood in the kitchen is an engineered bamboo. It is made by combining a light and dark shredded bamboo which gives it the brindle pattern. I believe the product is called Synergy Bamboo.
   February 21, 2012 at 9:20AM
Sign Up to comment
August 5, 2011
Sandra wrote:
Thank you for reporting this comment. Undo
Niki Papadopoulos
Based on the color of the floors and same color around the art niche, I am guessing the stair risers are painted in the same finish. I have used the Porch paint from Sherwin Williams for this type of application and it works well. Good Luck!
   August 5, 2011 at 8:38AM
Sign Up to comment
April 15, 2014
bguess6079 wrote:
August 25, 2013
feb11961 wrote:

What Houzz contributors are saying:

Sheila Schmitz added this to Houzz Tour: Cinderella Story in Pittsburgh
A raised floor and slightly dropped ceiling defines the kitchen space and creates the feeling of a stage. In the living room, the oak paneling from the entry appears again in the TV inset.
Lily Gahagan added this to Design Details: Neat Little Niches
Give prized possessions their own architectural frame inside a wall. Not only does it add interest, It helps convey to guests the personal importance of the art or other object to the homeowner.
John Hill added this to Level Changes: Defining Spaces
Only a couple steps separates this living room and this kitchen with dining island beyond. In the far distance, where a curving wood wall can be glimpsed, is a sitting room a couple steps down from the kitchen. This gives this central space more prominence than the spaces with dark wood flooring that flank it.
Pangaea Interior Design, Portland, OR added this to 20 Great Examples of Transitions in Flooring
It can be tricky to use two kinds of wood flooring in the same house. If they are too similar in grain and color, it can look like an unsuccessful attempt to match them. This home shows a beautiful use of two kinds of wood flooring. They work together beautifully for a few reasons: 1. They are strikingly different in color, yet the lighter flooring has a variety of colors pulling in some of the deep color of the darker wood flooring. 2. They are on different levels, so there is a clear place to stop one and start the other. 3. They define different areas of the home.
Becky Harris added this to 5 Incredible Home Conversions
An open spatial sequence with the kitchen in the center creates a harmonious interior flow.
Jen Dalley |||||||||||||| added this to 5 Ways to Define Spaces Without Walls
The light wood flooring of this kitchen and the dark wood floor in the adjacent room merge on the steps and help the transition flow smoothly between the two spaces. Look up and you'll notice that the ceiling changes in plane and material at the same point that the floor does.

What Houzzers are commenting on:

bowmans1126 added this to bowmans1126's ideas
9 hours ago
Two different types hardwood
Sandy Laster added this to Bedrooms
on Monday
Wood floors and painted wood floors
Courtney Crouse added this to kitchen
on Monday
flooring transition
Courtney Crouse added this to courtney_crouse6222080's ideas
on Monday
flooring transition
suzannewei added this to spaces
on Sunday
nice space
Lori Eaton Rupp added this to Living room
last Saturday
two tone wood!
carmella1953 added this to carmella1953's ideas
last Saturday
wall color
Corinne Margulies added this to Florida
last Saturday
wood contrast
Kylie Gregson added this to Living / Lounge Rooms
last Saturday
Love the dark tones carried through to living room floor and steps
Debbie Miller added this to ideas for lofts and niches
last Saturday
dkugler838 added this to dkugler838's ideas
last Saturday
great idea for family/room kitchen
riddleab added this to Living Room Flooring
last Friday
Lighter color with darker in it that ties in with the darker floors
msept added this to Stairs
last Thursday
oak tread dark risers
Dawn Panizales added this to dawn_panizales's Ideas
last Thursday
caroltano added this to Asia Door
last Wednesday
sheilathiers added this to Family Room
September 23, 2014
multi level
hilleryr added this to flooring
September 23, 2014
Floor variations
Janie Y added this to Hardwood ideas
September 21, 2014
Transition from one hardwood to another
adrienneb1 added this to Ideas for the house
September 18, 2014
Light wood going to dark wood
Amy Curtis-Tierney added this to AC Ideas
September 18, 2014
Mahogany wood floors
secondsourdough added this to secondsourdough's Ideas
September 18, 2014
Spalted maple flooring
malmssummit added this to floors
September 17, 2014
Tyler Justice added this to tyler_justice's Ideas
September 15, 2014
two different wood floors
pscharnett added this to pscharnett's Ideas
September 14, 2014
Flooring contrast
emdesignz added this to emdesignz's Ideas
September 14, 2014
Floor idea
Mrs. Watson added this to cdwat's ideas
September 14, 2014
wood floors
vickymag added this to vickymag's Ideas
September 13, 2014
slagier added this to Entry Hall
September 12, 2014
Example of different woods in different rooms
crystallewis added this to Floors
September 12, 2014
Two tones
Builtwright Construction Company added this to Office Ideas
September 12, 2014
Separating spaces, using a stair or elevation change, wall color, or change in ceiling textures. I also like the color combinations and recessed accent panel for art display.
saraharmstrong8 added this to Living Room Ideas
September 10, 2014
Mixed wood floors dark and light
arun83 added this to arun83's Ideas
September 6, 2014
Black laminates against wooden flooring
dothardy added this to Flooring Ideas
September 6, 2014
mixing wood colors
quiz1894 added this to Sunken living room
September 6, 2014
Morse Design and Planing added this to tread
September 5, 2014
thickness -too thin
Sheryl Sacchitelli added this to Laundry room color combinations
September 4, 2014
So far the only example I can think of with dark floor/ceiling and accented / tinted walls.
spreis14 added this to Kitchens
September 4, 2014
just noting the brindle picture
Morse Design and Planing added this to ranges and hoods
September 4, 2014
kinbrite added this to kinbrite's ideas
September 3, 2014
kaak added this to msc
September 2, 2014
art nook
reneespiegelglass added this to little recess ideas
September 1, 2014
hallway niche
amayafjord added this to Living Room Ideas
September 1, 2014
honey3102 added this to honey3102's ideas
August 31, 2014
the hard wood floors
MaryLou Wu added this to floors
August 30, 2014
using different stain colors
Fantastic Floors added this to Mixing hardwoods
August 29, 2014
Great use two woods
bevreid added this to Floors
August 29, 2014
Flooring from main is used to blend 2nd floor on the stairs.
cherylyoder added this to flooring
August 28, 2014
baitmaster added this to baitmaster's ideas
August 28, 2014
window timing and ceiling
danidufus added this to danidufus's Ideas
August 28, 2014
Armetrica added this to jmarmendariz6's ideas
August 28, 2014
dark floor wth door
haneas added this to basement
August 27, 2014
krazee4games added this to krazee4games's Ideas
August 27, 2014
Blending two types of hardwood floors
trevor737 added this to Kitchen
August 27, 2014
aizunino added this to wood floor
August 27, 2014
two woods
trudihager added this to trudihager's ideas
August 27, 2014
The Stairwell!
kwalder18 added this to kwalder18's ideas
August 27, 2014
2 tones of wood flooring
xinasy added this to xinasy's ideas
August 26, 2014
windells4 added this to windells4's Ideas
August 25, 2014
Black ceiling
l_lopez added this to Kitchen Ideas
August 25, 2014
elitehomessandiego added this to elitehomessandiego's ideas
August 25, 2014
mixed wood
ldecaro added this to ldecaro's ideas
August 25, 2014
Love the contrasting floors.
Chris O added this to Living Room Ideas
August 25, 2014
Black and brown stairs
steacher added this to Hardwood
August 24, 2014
aprildavid74 added this to aprildavid74's ideas
August 24, 2014
smooth transition format between rooms....great color scheme
drjuliarouse added this to HallwAy
August 24, 2014
fostersab added this to fostersab's ideas
August 23, 2014
floors & steps
Lucia Terrazas added this to work
August 21, 2014
concept photo
Brad Heater added this to brad_heater's Ideas
August 21, 2014
Qichi Yang added this to qichi_yang's ideas
August 20, 2014
step living
jkeinanen added this to jkeinanen's ideas
August 20, 2014
Gisela Pontalti added this to Gisela Pontalti's Ideas
August 18, 2014
Floor transition - step
tlopresti added this to tlopresti's Ideas
August 18, 2014
Side of steps
wong2254 added this to interiors
August 17, 2014
flooring transition
stnina added this to stnina's Ideas
August 17, 2014
Rupa u ds
sjhelms added this to decorating
August 17, 2014
front of steps
salzah added this to salzah's Ideas
August 16, 2014
Open concept
hoodgm added this to hoodgm's ideas
August 16, 2014
ceiling for basement
Ann Rodgers added this to flooring ideas
August 15, 2014
laminate flooring
Gerardo Woody added this to Bedroom Ideas
August 14, 2014
dark room, dark floor
Tarsha Wilkins Eaddy added this to Kitchen Ideas
August 13, 2014
Contrast in colors
Desert Gold Investments added this to Kansas
August 13, 2014
Room colors
mtbenzon added this to mtbenzon's ideas
August 12, 2014
black brown stairs
starfalling70 added this to starfalling70's ideas
August 12, 2014
grey painting
lastoly68 added this to lastoly68's ideas
August 11, 2014
floor transition contrast
luuk3 added this to luuk3's Ideas
August 10, 2014
Cadre encastre dans le mur
alanebendtsen added this to alanebendtsen's ideas
August 10, 2014
Cool wall space
makitgr8 added this to makitgr8's ideas
August 10, 2014
black and redwood combo
apeylynn added this to floors
August 9, 2014
different color woods
Alina Meilutyte added this to salionas
August 8, 2014
laiptai i virtuve
barbeegirl1981 added this to barbeegirl1981's ideas
August 8, 2014
The way the floo
sailallday added this to floors
August 7, 2014
really dark
deniseluis added this to deniseluis's ideas
August 7, 2014
dark stain wood
Seattle Home Enhancement added this to Kim
August 6, 2014
Mix of hardwoods
brookefarb added this to brookefarb's Ideas
August 5, 2014
alternating colors on stairs
Jamie Lo added this to jamie_lo2154's Ideas
August 3, 2014
Stair wall
vdev71 added this to vdev71's Ideas
August 2, 2014
The dark and light on the staris.
paigejeff added this to paigejeff's Ideas
August 2, 2014
Is this possible for our house? Dark floors in majority of rooms but diff in kitchen w elevation?
dannaradcliff added this to 555 Meyer general ideas
August 2, 2014
mottled floor
lovedesign2 added this to Heston Place
July 31, 2014
black niche background for upstairs hallway
consouth added this to floors
July 31, 2014
cimagee added this to Floors
July 29, 2014
Risers could be painted to blend with stone flooring & tread same stain as living room.
jenbryce added this to jenbryce's Ideas
July 29, 2014
Dark floor
droitman added this to Bedroom Ideas
July 28, 2014
Art work nook
Kelly Jarisch added this to indian trail floor
July 26, 2014
Master floor
Kelly Jarisch added this to Indian Trail Master
July 26, 2014
Wood floor color for master
mariska132 added this to Kitchen Ideas
July 26, 2014
step down
jenlh2485 added this to jenlh2485's Ideas
July 26, 2014
Pursuade Me Designs added this to house colours
July 26, 2014
Flooring Contrast
miyansanj added this to miyansanj's ideas
July 25, 2014
linamejia added this to AMBIENTE
July 24, 2014
Ambiente, color escalas
tynille added this to interiors
July 24, 2014
Two levels
Medford Remodeling added this to Flooring
July 23, 2014
The wood in the kitchen is an engineered bamboo. It is made by combining a light and dark shredded bamboo which gives it the brindle pattern, called Synergy Bamboo. The darker wood in the living area is engineered maple with an ebony stain.
Parallel 45 Design added this to jladufrene's ideas
July 22, 2014
Color combination
ksajithkumar added this to ksajithkumar's Ideas
July 22, 2014
how about a black floor
nickckc added this to nickckc's Ideas
July 20, 2014
Wood on wall
evahenss added this to dinning room chairs
July 20, 2014
kitchen Floor
poohcl added this to stairwells
July 19, 2014
sionainne16 added this to Staircase
July 19, 2014
Tying in different coloured hardwoods
megconlon added this to megconlon's Ideas
July 19, 2014
Tile wood floors
mikofallon added this to mikofallon's ideas
July 19, 2014
Back cabinets with wood
paulajayewitte added this to Paula's house
July 18, 2014
floor transition
Nicola Interiors added this to Leeward
July 18, 2014
floor transitions
mhilez74 added this to dark hardwood floors
July 17, 2014
Color combo
fernewong added this to living
July 16, 2014
nice steps finishes
Holland Rogers Company, LLC added this to Dropped Ceiling
July 16, 2014
simple box dropped ceiling
agrannie added this to Family room
July 16, 2014
willagoo added this to willagoo's Ideas
July 16, 2014
Flooring transition
queenbea16 added this to queenbea16's Ideas
July 16, 2014
tblanich added this to Basement
July 15, 2014
see how the wood cahnges
Kathy Kemp added this to Living Room Ideas
July 15, 2014
note the transition to a different color of hardwood flooring
lisaquiros added this to interiors
July 15, 2014
use of wood and modern
kamaflage added this to kamaflage's ideas
July 15, 2014
Step up stairs
stucky74 added this to Floors
July 14, 2014
momo714 added this to momo714's Ideas
July 13, 2014
Mixture of wood
Sherrie Lynn Harries added this to Dining rooms
July 13, 2014
using tow different woods. Great contrast. Great design.
Cayenne Barnes added this to cayenne_barnes's ideas
July 13, 2014
black risers
gargouillade added this to Outdoor oasis
July 12, 2014
great blend from one room to next ! Would love in my hallway to bedroom :)
Synthia Boydston Odom added this to synodom's ideas
July 12, 2014
wood flooring
rizzadelc85 added this to rizzadelc85's ideas
July 11, 2014
mamadonia added this to mamadonia's Ideas
July 9, 2014
Love the recessed art area, good for tv or mirror.
adesok added this to adesok's Ideas
July 9, 2014
Floor. Maple
L2 Interiors added this to Ilona Ave
July 7, 2014
wood floors
espnlori added this to Flooring
July 7, 2014
shereenwd added this to kichen
July 6, 2014
Jason Carver added this to jason_carver's ideas
July 5, 2014
bxbomba added this to bxbomba's Ideas
July 5, 2014
Color combo
kaluateresa added this to chalet junquito
July 3, 2014
cocina desnivel asala
ozica2 added this to ozica2's Ideas
July 3, 2014
Define space without walls
3544scott added this to wood floors
July 1, 2014
dark and lighter floor combo
ChicagolandPro added this to Chicagolandpro's ideas
July 1, 2014
Great open space layout with wood flooring!
santamarla added this to hardwood floor
June 29, 2014
Brittany Maguet added this to living room
June 28, 2014
Painting to define areas
mikonami added this to Flooring
June 28, 2014
2 woods
sbn422x added this to sbn422x's ideas
June 26, 2014
frantzra added this to stairway
June 26, 2014
could paint risers black, and put art opening at bottom of stairs
wheelwi added this to Family Room
June 25, 2014
dluy added this to Kitchen
June 24, 2014
stairs - wood and black board
vicarz added this to Kitchen flooring
June 22, 2014
Alt - mix "wood"s again lighter of dark to darker of light
robo2001 added this to robo2001's Ideas
June 21, 2014
akshila added this to Kitchen Ideas
June 21, 2014
staircase colour
seagull185 added this to seagull185's ideas
June 21, 2014
1st fl entry
lmmanock added this to lmmanock's Ideas
June 20, 2014
Mixed floor color
kristinejr added this to hallway
June 17, 2014
Big imsets
happy2bme added this to Livingroom
June 15, 2014
wall colors
seacow added this to Dooher's
June 15, 2014
Nice mix of dark and lite hardwood
rfpifer added this to Hookeha House
June 15, 2014
transition from kitchen to living room
yalaris added this to yalaris's Ideas
June 14, 2014
Mixed floor types
susiesox added this to susiesox's Ideas
June 14, 2014
Ellen Lamoureux added this to sharpdesign07's ideas
June 11, 2014
2 types of wood floor mixed
jt13181 added this to jt13181's Ideas
June 11, 2014
Perspectives Interior Design & Remodeling, Inc. added this to Crook
June 10, 2014
Art niche finish concept
timfryy added this to timfryy's Ideas
June 9, 2014
Eddy Villarosa added this to LIVING
June 8, 2014
hyooper added this to wood flooring
June 5, 2014
dark and light flooring
Lawlor Building Developments added this to Kitchens within living rooms
June 5, 2014
Level change worthwhile? Defines areas and gives us a place to put the services
Sylvia Yun added this to sylvia_yun's ideas
June 4, 2014
Light yellow for wall color
terrylynn123 added this to terrylynn123's ideas
June 2, 2014
two rooms, different floors
letnat added this to Forests and trees make these
June 2, 2014
w ish I could be this creative at home
nimmyyesudas added this to nimmyyesudas's ideas
May 30, 2014
19serena50 added this to patio room
May 28, 2014
could two different but coordinated colored linoleum work between patio room and kitchen?
adobd added this to adobd's Ideas
May 26, 2014
elizrollo added this to elizrollo's ideas
May 26, 2014
jenniferstorbo added this to jenniferstorbo's Ideas
May 25, 2014
Flooring possibility
riet4me added this to Dry rock river
May 24, 2014
Hidden sliding bamboo & perspex-(Blkor Wht) panel to conceal servery/bar to slide on rails like Samies ext'g doors do.
jpproulx added this to jpproulx's Ideas
May 23, 2014
Step up
margovisser added this to My ideas
May 21, 2014
dark flooring
Mia Actille added this to mia_actille's ideas
May 21, 2014
lizlink added this to beachside
May 21, 2014
floor transition
sewak4 added this to sewak4's ideas
May 20, 2014
all of it
worldofkdel added this to Interiors
May 19, 2014
Elevation change
Show Room Colors
Sponsored Products
Honeycomb Folding Chair by Kartell
$380.00 | Lumens
Armen Living Igloo 30 in. Low Back Bar Stool - LCIGBAMFBL30
$243.00 | Hayneedle
Captain Bar Stool in White
$89.00 | LexMod
Tabouret 24-inch Red Metal Counter Stools (Set of 2)
Magis | Stool_One, Set of 2
LEM Piston Stool - Leather Seat
Design Within Reach
© 2014 Houzz Inc. Houzz® The new way to design your home™