Mews NorthModern Staircase, London
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What Houzz contributors are saying:
Focus on the staircaseInvariably, the key to successful loft-conversion design is to really think through the optimum position and shape of your new staircase.By definition, the stairs affect both the new floor and the floor below. Often the most efficient location is directly above the stairs below, but this is not necessarily the best position and often can’t be made to work. First, think through where the stairs will arrive on the upper floor (they will need good headroom to comply with regulations, but you don’t want them to take the best space). Then figure out the most convenient position on the floor below for the foot of the new staircase. The art then is to join these two points up while staying within the regulations. Doing this elegantly and to allow a good flow of light is where the real skill lies.You might also enjoy How a Reconfigured Staircase Can Unlock Your Interior.