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SOUTH COOGEE - HouseContemporary Staircase, Sydney

The staircase is in the centre of the house so it needed to have its own presence yet still feel part of the decor. The recycled timber stairs connected to the joinery in the rest of the open plan room
Photography by Sue Murray - imagineit.net.au

Inspiration for a contemporary wooden u-shaped staircase remodel in Sydney with wooden risers —  Houzz
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pishinaz wrote:Mar 17, 2013
  • Kevin C
    Hi there. Congratulations on your work! Your photos look amazing. Just wondering what timber you used for the door? I have been thinking of doing something similar but cutting the timber to expose the end grain. I think your pic has changed my mind.... Again
  • PRO
    CAPITAL BUILDING :: Apartment - Renovations
    The timber we used was cedar of varying thickness which we stained. We simply applied this to a solid core external door. We were thrilled with the result!
dvolgyesi wrote:Oct 16, 2013
  • miathebeast
    Was the laminate flooring used on the stairs as well?
  • PRO
    CAPITAL BUILDING :: Apartment - Renovations
    No if you use laminate on stairs you don't have a great edging option so we purchased recycled timber for the stairs and created our own stain to pick up the tones of the flooring and it has worked really well!
MRC Construction wrote:Jul 11, 2014
  • terrygogo
    I simply love your design. Could you please tell me whether the timber floor and stairs have the same color? It is hard to tell from the photo. Also, what is the color for the door and external timber fence? Thank you.
  • PRO
    CAPITAL BUILDING :: Apartment - Renovations
    The timber floor is an engineered floor so it has a beautiful texture with a range of colour tones in it. Unfortunately engineered floors don't have a great solution for stair treads yet so the stairs are natural (recycled) timber. We mixed 2 stain colours to create a tone that connected with the floor. We did the same with the external stains (mixed 2 colours to get the tone we wanted) for the door and fence. We were very happy with the results and ensuring all your colours are not 100% the same allows for the flow of slight colour or tone change without disturbing the overall look. When mixing stains to get the tones you want ensure you use 2 from the same range as they will mix well. For the exterior colour we used - Intergrain with a mix 50/50 of Driftwood and charcoal. Good luck with your project!
Joe Jacobs wrote:Mar 18, 2015
  • PRO
    CAPITAL BUILDING :: Apartment - Renovations
    We created this door from cedar blocks of various thickness that we stained and then laid onto a standard solid core external door. It was definitely worth the effort!
7768 wrote:Oct 28, 2013
  • PRO
    CAPITAL BUILDING :: Apartment - Renovations
    No the stairs are not the laminate flooring, and that is probably the hardest part of using Laminate as you can't create corners/edges. We found some gorgeous recycled timber and had them made up to size and then i played with various stain colours that were from the same range until I created the perfect combination. As long as you can pic up some of the tones from the laminate flooring and you have more tones in your timber it will blend in. It was definitely worth the effort!
tlmcgann wrote:Sep 6, 2013
  • PRO
    CAPITAL BUILDING :: Apartment - Renovations
    The sectional is from Sofa Studio. They were fantastic to deal with and offered a great amount of options to make the sofa perfect. You can find them at www.sofastudio.com.au
greatdesigns234 wrote:Jun 14, 2013
  • PRO
    CAPITAL BUILDING :: Apartment - Renovations
    I purchased the chairs through an online supplier and specified my fabric. The fabric is from Warwick Fabrics from (www.warwick.com.au) and the fabric is Par Avion - it is absolutely divine!
drawdawg wrote:Mar 30, 2013
  • PRO
    CAPITAL BUILDING :: Apartment - Renovations
    The horizontal stair railing was installed to help a family member, who has decreased mobility, feel confident getting up and down the stairs when they come to visit. It has been a great result for them and was kept within the style of the house. Thanks we love the front door too!

What Houzz contributors are saying:

Jessica Dupuy added this to Houzz Tour: A Half-Demolished Structure Becomes a Fresh, Modern HomeSep 25, 2013

Inside the home, the team employed recycled timber and a neutral palette to help deliver a soothing feel. “You feel like time can stand still in the house, and the manic pace of life outside doesn’t come in,” says Bettina.The entrance opens to an airy reclaimed wood staircase, which leads either up to the bedrooms or down into the living area. The Wallers designed the custom-made front door using a standard solid core door offset by a jigsaw arrangement of timber in varying thickness on the outer side.

What Houzzers are commenting on:

brookelbm added this to Floating StaircaseMay 25, 2019

Love the dimension in the wood wall

kbruce61 added this to L R entranceMay 17, 2019

change to vertical for door or wall feature

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