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Open Floor Plan Living Room Pittsburgh


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February 15, 2012
bennie93 wrote:
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Oak & Broad
White Oak takes an Ebony stain really well.
    Bookmark   July 1, 2014 at 8:07AM
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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.
    Bookmark   July 6, 2014 at 3:23AM
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December 8, 2011
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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!
    Bookmark   December 9, 2011 at 10:12AM
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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.
    Bookmark   December 9, 2011 at 1:22PM
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December 2, 2011
lsh1 wrote:
What is the hard wood floor in the kitchen area? Is it a zebra wood?
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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.
    Bookmark   February 21, 2012 at 9:20AM
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August 5, 2011
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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!
    Bookmark   August 5, 2011 at 8:38AM
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April 15, 2014
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August 25, 2013
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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.

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dark and carmel floors
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idea for one of the big walls when you walk into the house - to have big cutout with a different paint/background with art.
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level changes, floor color and clg
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Different wood idea
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two rooms next to eackh other with different wood types and colors
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Wood floors
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Transition from living room to downstairs
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I like the floor transition Plus non white stair rise
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Dark and light wood
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Two Different Floors
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Use of dark colour
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2 colors of wood together
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Two wood
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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
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floors light and dark wood
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Two tone wood floor. See for commentary
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two tone
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Different flooring - both wood.
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dark drop dark floors
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Stairs 2 tone wood
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two different wood colors
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Dark Floors
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Wall paint
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colored kick area of stairs vs solid wood stairway.
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Dark risers with wood treads. Might want better lighting.
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to create distinct areas for living and cooking
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stair flooring transition from living room floor
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Two tones
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thickness -too thin
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the hard wood floors
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using different stain colors
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Great use two woods
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mixed wood
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Love the contrasting floors.
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Black and brown stairs
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ceiling for basement
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laminate flooring
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Contrast in colors
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Room colors
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black brown stairs
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floor transition contrast
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Cool wall space
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different color woods
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really dark
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dark stain wood
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alternating colors on stairs
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Stair wall
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The dark and light on the staris.
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mottled floor
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black niche background for upstairs hallway
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Dark floor
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