Tuesday, August 02, 2011

Steppin' Up

One totally unnecessary improvement we made before we moved to our new house was to put in new staircases.  Craig Crittenden of Third Dimension built the custom cabinetry for our kitchen (he was amazing by-the-way).  We mentioned to him that we loved the staircase he put in the last home he worked on with Geoff Tice, and he commented that our staircase would be a great candidate for something similar. He included a bid with the pricing for our cabinets and the price was too good to resist.  He's still experimenting with stair-building, and I asked him to try something new so he gave us an amazing price so he could build up his portfolio.  There are many other projects around here that we are saving up for, but I'm so glad that we went ahead with this one.
 The old stairs were average carpeted stairs
 The new stairs are made of three inch thick walnut and they sort of look like they are floating.
 They come up from the stone floor in the entryway to the living room
 and they continue up to the bedrooms on the other side of the house.
 I love how much light they add to the entryway, and as an added bonus, we were able to use some of the carpet we tore out to patch holes where we took out a doorway and extended the hallway to the laundry room upstairs.  I don't know what we would have done without it.
We still need to touch up some of the paint around them, but I'm so happy with how they turned out.


Shauna said...

Love the stairs - great choice. I wish I had your eye for design/detail. We should definitely live closer! :)

J.R. and Meg +3 said...

Really beautiful--fabulous choice with the natural light coming in there!! How fun, your remodel is looking great!

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