Archive for May, 2012
In Pool Ladder
Your pool is your backyard oasis, so when you begin to consider accessories like the right pool ladder, be sure to make your choice carefully. Ensuring that you have one to meet your needs perfectly is absolutely essential.
As you begin to think about the pool ladder, first consider your pool. If you have an above-ground model, your needs will be wholly different than they might if you have an in-ground pool. To that end, there are several different types to consider.
Above-Ground Pool Ladder Choices
Ranch home designs have been extremely popular in the United States since the 1950′s, and are as quintessentially American as jazz and cheeseburgers. A ranch home design typically is asymmetrical and low-slung, with a horizontal, spreading orientation in either a rectangular, U-, or L-shaped configuration. Roofs are gable or hipped with wide eaves. Ranch homes usually have attached garages and feature minimal ornamentation but they contain modern design elements such as large plate glass picture windows, sliding glass doors, and Formica countertops.
Stair Rails And Banisters
A staircase holds permanent and lasting quality, perhaps more than any other structural feature of a building. Part of this quality comes from the fact that staircase renovations or redesigns are usually finicky and disruptive activities, generally cutting off entire floors from entry while they are completed. For this reason, the best time to incorporate unique design and style features to a staircase is generally during initial construction. Any well-designed stair case with an eye to aesthetics can make a dull area into an invigorating and appealing living space.
When you’re planning your staircase, you need to think of it this way, “I have a certain height to reach from the bottom floor to the top floor and I only have just so much length to do it.”
When you measure the height from the bottom floor to the top, make sure you include the second floor joists, subfloor, and flooring material. Take the total height in inches.
Now here’s where the formula comes in. Take the total height that you just measured from bottom to top floor. Divide that number by 7. For example, if the total height is 108-inches, then the answer would be 15.428. Don’t worry about the numbers after the decimal.
How To Make Spiral Staircase
Choosing an iron spiral staircase for your home has numerous benefits. One of the biggest is that iron can last for years when treated right. Don’t let this conjure up images of stairs that resemble jail bars. Your iron spiral staircase can be as beautiful as it is useful.
Why choose iron? This timeless metal is always in style. It’s been used for centuries because it was plentiful. It was (and still is) less expensive than other types of metal.