Any builders or DYI experts about?

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Found 2nd Jan 2015
My mother has just moved in a new house but the stairwell 'sticks out' at an angle upstairs, bless her she doesn't know what to do and I'm not a DYI expert either, any suggestions welcome, thank you very much on her behalf.

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Original Poster Banned

I wish I could post a photograph but have no idea how.

I looked at that photo standing on my head and still couldn't figure out what it is supposed to be and what the problem could possibly be...?

I'd leave it as is...do u mean she wants it flush with wall?

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No I meant that its taking space and we are trying to find a way to use it with shelving or something but we dont know, sorry for not explaining it well

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GrantG182

I looked at that photo standing on my head and still couldn't figure out … I looked at that photo standing on my head and still couldn't figure out what it is supposed to be and what the problem could possibly be...?



the photo is the right way round, the problem is that its taking space, I've never seen anything like it before

Well you can get shelving or cupboards put in (local joiner) or these are usually in small rooms so I have seen people build single bed platforms at 90° to it, but will depend on where the window is. Or a combination of them.

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thanks Gavin do you have a picture to illustrate what you mean please

Build a wooden framed triangle on the bottom to give a flat base, then a frame to the ceiling to put a door in for a big storage cupboard, careful you don't fall backwards down the stairs while pulling out the Xmas decorations next year!

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GrantG182

Build a wooden framed triangle on the bottom to give a flat base, then a … Build a wooden framed triangle on the bottom to give a flat base, then a frame to the ceiling to put a door in for a big storage cupboard, careful you don't fall backwards down the stairs while pulling out the Xmas decorations next year!



Thanks Grant! Where would I buy the triangle?

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out of interest why do people build houses like that, my mother doesn't understand and neither do I really

mostboringnameever

thanks Gavin do you have a picture to illustrate what you mean please



Something like thishttps://moregeous.files.wordpress.com/2011/01/ps-0012.jpg

This is super common, normally it's to allow enough head height coming up the stairs.
I fit bespoke wardrobes for a living and I have fitted hundreds in rooms like this. To get around the, you can do as someone says above and effectively box it out so its square, alternatively we put an end panel to the side of it and build the wardrobe around it. I'll have a quick check on our website to see if we have any on there for your referance.

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Thanks Industryhater

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Thanks Gavin, very helpful.

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so basically I can't really do it myself

mostboringnameever

so basically I can't really do it myself



Well if you have basic carpentry and geometry skills then yes. I'm guessing it's your house and not a rental.

A local joiner would be able to put something together quite cheap.

Where are you based?

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Thanks again Gavin, I'll get a carpenter to do it.

Are other houses on the street built the same? Perhaps you could ask other people what they've done with it. I lived in a house where they had it in the bathroom and converted it into a vanity unit.
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