If you are local and have a shop that we could come and look at to pull from we would love to showcase your items.
Plus there’s always the adage that not every post is going to be for every reader.
For me, the project conflicts with the decidedly left-leaning ethos of this blog.
There are always lower cost alternatives that offer similar style.
How To Refinish Wood Hand Railing. Hacks Staining Stair Spindles. | Duration 6 Minutes 2 Seconds
I can’t wait to see the finished pics of this house!
Yes, this is a high-end house with amazing finishes but it’s great to see done well.
I have a friend who was looking for a house pretty much exactly like this last summer, specifically to get into the school district.
I suspect you want something a little more high-brow!
Hopefully, there are a few buyers interested in this 5, 000-square-foot custom home (that can be sold fully furnished) in the best school district, with almost an acre of land.
Let’s get to some sneak peeks (pardon the tape, dust and tools throughout…it’s still a work in progress), shall we?
We could also use some smalls, pillows, textiles and accessories.
Seems a little too disorienting for a place where you’re eating.
But maybe you’ll see something in this reno that sings to you, and in some way you will emulate it.
Of course, she is not obligated to share every thought, this is just something that has stood out to me.
Most likely, if that had happened those houses would just be sold or resold for way more money.
They could have bought in another area altogether, but it sounds like in the area they chose, this is the type of house that needed to go up.
Despite the fact that my whole house could probably fit in this one’s kitchen, these posts are still useful to me!
You can get inspired and do something similar on your own budget.
You can paint your kitchen cabinets green without breaking your budget, you can get cheaper tiles that look like those in the master bath, you can get an idea for a similar bar backsplash.
There is always that option rather than criticising what is an amazing work full of inspiration.
How To Replace A Stair Railing This Old House | Duration 6 Minutes 11 Seconds
The outdoor tile, the cabinet color, the black windows, oh wow.
The general impression of high style with plenty of family livability.
Thank you and the team that works so hard to bring these projects and posts to life!
New House Progress Update by jillianharris.com
It certainly hasn’t been rainbows and sunshine the whole way, we’ve faced lots of ups and downs throughout this reno!
I wanted every drawer, cabinet, and shelf to have a purpose.
The arch entry is going to be stunning so this is a perfect example of form and function!
I would love to know all the ways a project like this can be funded.
I am in the process of a master bath remodel myself and overwhelmed with all of the tile choices.
I hear you can buy them already cut up and ready to put on the wall.
Could you offer any tips or do a blog post on recommemdations and tips on keeping the interior looking clean and fresh with so much white?
If it’s not what you imagined, isn’t that the easiest to fix?
I would hit enter it replied on someone else’s comment, so finally figured it out.
I can’t believe my eyes, not to mention, we are moving out of our current home at the end of this month!
I shifted away from all white in the interior with light grey and different shades of blue cabinetry.
I wanted the millwork in this house to be beautiful but also make my life easier and more organized.
I can’t begin to express my excitement for our new foyer, it’s going to be so functional with dedicated space to store shoes and jackets bags and purses for visitors.
Leo as our current home doesn’t really have this, at the moment we have an ensuite bathroom plus two powder rooms.
I always envisioned the wall in my bathroom to be tiled but you can’t do that when there is a pocket door because when the door goes back and forth it’ll make the tiles loose!
Can you tell me about the marble subway tike you have pictured.
We honestly tried 9 shades of grey that really looked grey on the colour wheel….we bought the tester cans for every one of them and threw them on the walls to be sure sure!
The other 8 all looked of some other colour too, at some point in the day.
We just did our house using this colour and it turned out beautiful.
I am getting ready to build a new house myself and am starting to have an obsession with white.
Not sure why you can’t do that but your idea sounds way nicer.
How To Install A Stair Handrail On Stairs This Old House | Duration 3 Minutes 55 Seconds
We have 3 bathrooms with warm floors – one being in the basement.
Your attitude about taking a deep breath and moving forward is spot on!
Stairway Tread Width and Tread Nose Details For Stair Construction and Inspection by inspectapedia.com
We also include references to key documents on building codes and stair and railing safety.
Define tread depth : the stair tread depth (red arrow) is measured from the forward edge of the step nose or edge of the step above out to the leading edge of the step being measured.
Closed riser stairs include a vertical riser board that adds support below the stair tread.
Don’t confuse step riser height (defined above) with stairway headroom – the vertical space between the walking surface of a stair tread and the ceiling or other obstruction overhead.
Stair tread nose (yellow arrow in the photo of stone steps above) is the projection of the stair tread out over the stair riser.
The stone steps up the pyramid shown above don’t have a tread nose, and worse, the stones are irregular and worn, making falls more-likely.
For stairs enclosed by a wall on both sides, usually the total stairway width is the distance between those walls.
The usable walking surface along the width of stair treads will normally be less than the total stairway width, and less than the stair tread width.
Oops, that is, unless you start confusing tread depth with stair tread riser height.
The stair tread depth shall be measured horizontally between the vertical planes of the foremost projection of adjacent treads and at right angle to the tread’s leading edge.
Any broken away or uneven tread nose is a trip and fall hazard.
Does the lumber type of species make much difference in this risk?
The wood is often quite wet with preservative when purchased, it will even squirt when nailed.
So depending on what alternative and more costly wood that might be use for decking, say cedar, there is a non-quantifiable greater chance that a knot appears at5 or close to the edge of a board and thus could end up on a stair tread nose.
Openings around knots can also hold water and in a freezing climate an thus contribute to ice or frost cracking and damage to the wood in that area.
What about slipperiness of treated wood decks or stairs when wet?
The hardness of lumber species varies as does surface texture; cedar (used on more expensive decks, steps, rails) for example has a somewhat more grainy surface and may be less slippery than treated wood when dry.
And the faux hand railing made of pipe extends just about 20 inches above the stair treads – not a usable rail height.
But we find algal growth can occur on all species of wood used for exterior stairs as well as on some other surfaces, even concrete.
Stair Rail Connector By Deckorators | Duration 59 Seconds
Below: where the walking surface and stair tread surfaces are the same color and appearance, falls are more likely.
We placed a water bottle on the floor to provide a visual clue of the presence of the step riser for our photograph.
This is not a safe way to give a visual clue about the presence of a step.
As you may have noted from the sketches and text above, typically building codes for stairs specify minimum stair tread thickness (1″ if supported by a riser at front, or 1 1/2″ thick treads if the stairs are open-construction without risers), but they do not specify a maximum allowable tread thickness.
Watch out that your new stair skin doesn’t create uneven step rise heights at the top or bottom of the stairs, nor a trip hazard at the top landing platform.
So if we want we can make a large 3″ tall platform at the stair bottom to serve as a final landing – which may be a good idea anyhow if the landing ground is not level.
So the total rise of 66″ will be made up of the 3″ platform plus 9 steps each of whose rise is 7″.
If the ground is not level you need to project a horizontal line out from the deck surface for the distance of the stairway run (horizontal distance of travel) and measure height or total height gain needed at that point.
Is there a maximum depth that a step should have to be deemed safe?
Galow specializes in residential construction including both new homes and repairs, renovations, and additions.
This book is unique in that it is entirely devoted to falls.
We discuss the use of color or other visual clues to reduce trip & fall hazards.
The tread nose defines the outer edge of each tread walking surface.
The edge of the stone step below the stasir user’s feet is worn and sloped.
That’s because the total stairway width is further reduced by wood trim along the sides of a stair built between walls in the photo, because the wood trim along the sides of the stairway intrudes into the space between the stairway walls, the stair trad width is made less than the stairway width by the thickness of the trim boards.
If you stick to using the word stair tread depth you can avoid this confusion.
You might want to double-check the definitions of stair tread depth, tread width, and riser height given above on this page.