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Need to make stairs in a difficult location

We are buying a house that needs a fair amount of renovation. In particular there is an unfinished upstairs room that is only accessible through a hole in the wall with a ladder. We would like to finish this as a bedroom and add stairs, but it seems like a really difficult task to figure out the best, most economical way to build the stairs and also figure out where can they be built. Help please!






Comments (4)

  • Olina Joy
    4 months ago

    Lovely house! It’s best to tuck the stairs at a corner of the room to maximise space. And u may want to consider having the space under the stairs double up as storage or wardrobe, a daybed area, study or even a toilet. The possibilities are endless. Check out Pinterest for lots more ideas. Happy renovation!

    Wisestars Apothecary thanked Olina Joy
  • Olina Joy
    4 months ago

    Do consider how u will get large furniture up into the room if u do not plan to enlarge the hole accessing the room.

    Wisestars Apothecary thanked Olina Joy
  • Wisestars Apothecary
    Original Author
    4 months ago

    Thank you good point about furniture-the main issue with enlarging the hole is whether it is possible to cut into the ceiling as not sure if it is main beams that could effect integrity of ceiling....how do I find that out? Architect/contractor?

  • Olina Joy
    4 months ago

    U will need to check with a civil engineer

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