Winkley WorkshopIndustrial Living Room, London
Double height space that links indoors and out. Brick floors continue to the courtyard beyond. Different sized windows allow for different sorts of ventilation and circulation.
What Houzz contributors are saying:
Step to itDifferent levels present an issue in many homes, and here the step up to the courtyard is quite extreme. Rather than eating into the living space with solid stairs, two step-up stools do the job, and they can also double up as tables and extra seats. In a room with defined architectural features, such as these doors, picking up the key details in the other furniture – here the slate-grey sofa and sideboard – gives a space a considered, thought-through feel.
Rise to the challengeSome of the best designs are born out of challenging spaces. Here, a tight area with a steep approach has been made into a feature. Brick and terracotta create the steps and terraces, and are linked inside by a brick plinth. The interior steps could double as a table or seat when the door’s closed. I love the clever simplicity of this design.What kind of steps would you add to your garden – or do you have your own tips to share from experience? Tell us in the Comments below.