Tuesday, 29 June 2010

Another Addition Renovation We Are Proud of: The Wow Factor Approach!

Wo-Built addition renovation project wow factor approach: stairs construction, photoPhoto Collage: Another Addition Renovation We Are Proud of
The WOW Factor Approach! Making a Statement with The Stairs
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Making a statement with the stairs

We talked about innovative design using a trapdoor design in a previous posting. How about the wow factor in the space?

Every renovation needs at least one wow factor and when designing a room any feature can be emphasized and highlighted to create the wow in the space. In this case the clients and us made the stair one of the focal points and a main attraction. When entering the building the staircase is the first prominent element that is seen in the room, hence it was a natural element to be accentuated.

However, it was important to convey lightness and openness even with a solid element such as stairs. We achieved this by having the stairs open tread and the railing glass. This allows the eye to pick out the rest of the room. The glass railing makes the stairs look very special.

The main wow is created through colour. The dark colour of the steps gives the contrast to the walls of the space that are light coloured. This is what I call an integrated wow: as the colour is the same as the cork flooring (a green product) the stairs and the floor are visually connected giving continuity in the space.

Martina Ernst
Wo-Built Inc. - Innovative Design and Build
(416) 402 2679

Wo-Built: Another Addition Renovation We Are Proud of
Part 1: Innovative idea: Trapdoor to the basement
Part 2: The Wow Factor: Making a statement with the stairs

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