You’d be surprised how widely the priorities of our customers’ range, when they first bring their dream home vision to us. Some make all the sense in the world—they’re looking to emulate a particular time period, or they need to ensure that there’s space for their growing brood. Other times they’re a bit more obtuse. They want to build a full-on spa in the basement, or they need the right place to house their 500-bottle wine collection. And then there are those who are looking for very specific stylistic details—like antique staircases. It doesn’t matter what the need or request is, the Australian Heritage Homes team is to ensure that it comes to life. Not only that, but we only continue to grow and enhance our knowledge of home design.
So today, we’re focusing on staircases. Maybe your future home needs one, and maybe it doesn’t. There is a growing trend of split-level homes, especially in the Melbourne area, and for these, staircases remain pretty simple. They’re utilitarian and functional, linking the main floor of your house to a sub-floor basement or a raised second floor. They’re a way to differentiate territories, divvied out so that you can separate your social spaces from those that you’d like to be a bit more private.
But we’ve also worked with larger families, or owners who are looking for much larger homes. These allow you to be a bit more creative with your staircases. As our valued customers, you have full control of your vision. You can pick the material, you can pick the color, you can pick if the railing is wrought iron or another material entirely. As noted before, Australian Heritage Homes is committed to empowering you throughout the creative process. We will bring you an abundance of options to choose from, but if you have a vision in mind- then we’ll help bring it to life.
Not quite sure where to begin, but know that you want to make a statement? Thanks to the World Wide Web, there are tonnes of different sites and online publications which can offer you inspiration. Check out these staircases which use bookcases as separators. You’re adding to your available storage and enabling your inner bookworm- double score! Pick up that book you’ve been meaning to tackle on your way from the kitchen to your bedroom at the end of a long day. Or how about the unique paint and carpet-runner ideas that you can read about in this Apartment Therapy article? There are few better ways to add a little bit of pizzazz to an area of your home that may feel bare and bleak.
The great thing about all of these ideas is that they are scalable. If you want to make the investment, then the sky is the limit. If you’re looking to remain on a budget, then the AHH team will work with you to maximize your dollars. Questions? Comments? Give us a shout! We’d love to hear from you.