Stairs and garages. Whilst it may seem odd to put these two items together, there’s a few things they have in common.
Firstly of course, they don’t need to go into every home. If you’re renovating or building a single-storey house on perfectly flat land, there’s going to be part of this podcast not relevant to you! And not everyone wants to or needs to build a garage.
Secondly, stairs and garages need to be a certain size to actually work – to even be worthwhile including.
And thirdly, and this is probably the most surprising – how they are designed and where they’re located, can be the starting point for the rest of your home design.
So, in this podcast episode, Amelia tackles stairs and garages separately. As Amelia normally does, she takes you through the four F’s. And she also provides you with some mistakes to avoid and design tips to help you get it right.
Amelia’s big mistake to avoid with stairs is this:
Not designing the stairs accurately at concept stage. If you fudge the size and layout of them, it can get you into serious trouble as you resolve your design, and don’t have sufficient room for the stairs.
Amelia’s big design tip to get it right with stairs is:
Play with the location and design of the staircase and see what it helps you change overall in your home design.
And Amelia’s big mistake to avoid with garages is this:
Don’t size them to be too narrow (this happens a lot in new homes, especially project homes).
Amelia’s big design tip to get it right with garages is:
Be careful about designing your layout so you’re walking from your garage through pantries and other similar spaces to get into your home.
Listen to the podcast for more tips, and also for great information about your garage space (and there’s a bonus in there for carports too!)
Links mentioned in the podcast:
Stair design in the Anderson Home Project Diary >>> http://undercoverarchitect.com/andersons-project-update-05/
Undercover Architect Pinterest Board on Stairs >>> https://au.pinterest.com/undercoverarch/interior-stairs/
And if you want to learn more about how to design your home, Amelia has created a special (and free!) e-guide for you. It’s called “How to Design a Home: 5 Simple Steps to Getting it Right”.
Head to www.undercoverarchitect.com/homedesign to get your copy emailed straight to your inbox. It will give you a fantastic head start on designing your home – whether you’re working with a design professional or not.