Although we have a LOT left to renovate (ahem, the kitchen) in this house… I can’t help but get excited about the possibility of adding on. We’ve pretty much been talking about it since moving in. Obviously we’re still in the dreaming and saving stage, but all of my design decisions are influenced by the future add-on. We’ve already made the plans (see them here), and as we jump from one project to another, it feels more and more likely. With the kitchen reno around the corner, one big decision we have to make is in the laundry room. Ideally, this space is where a staircase would live in the add-on, but we’re not to that point yet. Part of me wants to floor plan the laundry and back entry around a staircase that will eventually lead to a second story. Otherwise, we’ll have to redo the entire space when the addition becomes a reality. All of this to say, I’ve been prematurely researching small space staircases to solve our dilemma, and it’s looking just as promising as it is gorgeous. Click through for more!
I’ll start this post by saying I have always wanted a spiral staircase, or a tiny staircase that leads up to a room with beautiful architecture. I know, I know… some people love them and some hate them. I happen to love them.
I’m not going to lie… I agreed to buy our last home solely based on a gigantic attic space that we never used for anything besides storage. I begged Emmett to install a little staircase up to the attic, and turn the room into a studio. It had a beautiful pitched ceiling with three half moon shaped windows and although it was filthy and hot, I could only envision the potential. Sadly, we never did it. Our budget ran out, the staircase never happened, and the attic was filled with Christmas decor and untapped potential. I think that’s why I’m so jazzed about the idea of adding on and getting my dream second story. That space has always been the one that got away.
Anyway, back to the stairs… I don’t want to renovate our kitchen that is open concept to the laundry room, only to have to redo it in a year to come. I’d rather install leave a space for a small staircase and move forward. I found a website with the space saver staircases (they’re made in Italy, but ship to the states) and I thought you guys would appreciate them too. I’ll share my favorites and the possibilities for our house below:
I’m pretty much sold on the green one. That’s right- a GREEN staircase. I’m all about it. Imagine that view from my kitchen and breakfast nook. Pretty charming, if you ask me. Doesn’t a spiral staircase sound romantic? Maybe I’ve just romanticized the idea of having one for so long, that I can’t envision anything else. I know they’re not the most practical and feel like loft living, but I’m still itching for one.
Obviously I don’t know if this longterm plan is even going to happen, but a girl can dream and I’d love to know your thoughts! Metal vs. wood, the practicality aspect, I want to hear it all…