Thursday, 20 March 2008

Stairs without balustrades

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Here's an example of a staircase which uses a wall, instead of a balustrade (or banister/baluster combo). I like the clean lines and minimalist aesthetic, and am hopeful that it won't date in the same way that regular balustrades inevitably do. A wall should also be far less bother to maintain. The stairs in our current flat are enclosed by walls and the worst thing that's happened is a bit of green wax crayon from a visiting toddler (my own children, so far, haven't drawn on any walls!).

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