powered by
Design Dilemma
Photos
Products
Ideabooks
Discussions
Design Dilemma
Professionals
Users

Suggestions and ideas please?

Sandy BucholtzNovember 23, 2012
Flooring is out, we were thinking about installing Arizona cut Allure Vinyl Flooring. Has anyone out there used Allure flooring on stairs? The light is going...need suggestions for new lighting, and paint :) We are a family of 5 and could use some suggestions to make the most out of the space.
Signed, Completely Clueless in Decor & Design :)
Thank you for reporting this comment. Undo
newton3
We have had terrible problems with allure flooring and the Home Depot. Never again. Go on line and look at the feedback on it. We spent around 5500.00 on it and installation was bad and product is too. Looks pretty but beware.
    Bookmark   November 26, 2012 at 5:31PM
Thank you for reporting this comment. Undo
Joan Bartos
Invest in a contemporary,large -scale pendant lamp in silver or chrome. Go light gray or pale blue with the walls. Consider having a carpenter construct a large, tall storage unit for the hallway, with individual cubbies for each household member. Have the carpenter make a second,more compact storage center next to the door for shoes,boots and recyclables. (Remember-no sharp edges as space looks tight.)

I'd go with a hard-wearing,natural material for the floors,like rough stone or slate tiles. Don't use anything that is slick or anything that shows dirt easily. Another great option is cork. I've never seen it used on stairs but it would probably absorb sound well. (Go with cork tiles in case you need to make easy repairs.)

Marmoleum is a beautiful alternative to regular linoleum. It comes in a lot of gorgeous colors and patterns. It may be too slick for the stairs,however.

Ditch the artwork and mirror. Replace the front door with a contemporary door.
    Bookmark   November 26, 2012 at 11:44PM
Thank you for reporting this comment. Undo
Lizabeth
This is a tough space. Spilt entry foyers are very tight spaces. I love marmoleum and it comes in tons of colors that are great for hiding dirt. Wears like iron. Donkey island is a good neutral with grays and warm tones, Check that out and pick your paint after you pick the flooring.

You have room for a six to seven foot by 18 inch height storage shelf by perhaps 10 to 14 inches in depth over the doorway.

Get a storage cubby book shelf either in a wood tone or creamy white but wood will be more forgiving and will tie in with the wood railing to the left and warm the space. Look at the one on the cover of 2012 Ikea Catalogue to hang over the door. Run it at 84 inches over the door and attach new trim to the side of the door from under the cabinet/ bookshelf,. You can put both shoe and small packs in this overhead storage bin.

Then at about 56 height from the floor run a 1 x 4 with shaker pegs on each side of the door and round the wall on the right going down the stairs.

Be careful to not overload the pegs but it will help manage all the family stuff you need access to near that door. Lose the mirror and tiny pictures.

Last of all find a better light after you install the storage bin and shaker pegs.

Good luck.
    Bookmark   November 27, 2012 at 12:36PM
Thank you for reporting this comment. Undo
katherinemcrae
Bbbgghgfddddffcxzz.
    Bookmark   November 27, 2012 at 12:42PM
Thank you for reporting this comment. Undo
PRO
Oasis Architecture
Avoid vinyl plastic products when you can. Natural linoleum products such as Marmoleum are far better for a sheet product type of installation.
    Bookmark   November 27, 2012 at 2:07PM
Sign Up to comment
Related Discussions
Using my existing oak cabinets please suggest decorating ideas.
I plan to update my kitchen but want to keep my oak...
pewicks
I'm in need of some guidance. This is my second floor...
bellalatina4
Kitchen island counters
What stone or material are the kitchen counters?
kbschuster
antonioshane
Please help on lighting suggestions and decor ideas in kitchen
Hi I need help with lighting and decor suggestions...
alyssaandryan
More Discussions
New piano!
I just bought a piano. Still trying to get this room...
jillcdaniels
Wood floors sw Seasalt help me decorate my fixer upper
My husband and I are in the process of renovating a...
cindykuptz
Newlyweds First Apartment. Need Color Scheme Advice & More.
This is our first place together, and my first time...
lolalovespeanut
Anyone else nervous about gray paint?
I know gray is the IT color scheme right now - 5 minutes...
Rebecca
Help: Hardwood Floor Reco
We are doing a complete reno of our kitchen and downstairs...
narvesen
Sponsored Products
Mason Aged Brass Eight-Light Chandelier with White Shade
Bellacor
Florence Style Loft Wool Sofa in Red Tweed
$899.00 | LexMod
Drink F1 Floor Lamp
Lightology
Palermo Right-facing Chair with Cushions in White Finish, Patio Furniture
FRONTGATE
Schonbek Trilliane Collection 3-Tier Crystal Foyer Pendant
Lamps Plus
Area Rug: Shelley Ivory 8' x 10'
Home Depot
People viewed this after searching for:
The content on this page is provided by Houzz and is subject to the Houzz terms of use, copyright and privacy policy.
Copyright claims: contact the Houzz designated agent.