Wanted - Strange Request - Decorator/Carpenter Advice

Hi Guys,

What it is we have a small bedroom and there is a Wooden Block which takes up a chunk of the room, (Above the stairs)

What can be done with this block in terms of using as much space in the room as possible becuase currently all we do is put a tv on there.

Your advice is much appeciated, if you need a picture of these let me know.

Thanks

22 Comments

It has to stay or you might undermine the integrity of the staircase. Can you build a cupboard / table onto it?

Just realised that we have one of these in the bathroom (which used to be a bedroom when the house was built in 1901). We have a cupboard built around it.

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Knock it out!





JOKE

DONT!

You will have to ignore it, if you remove will fall apart

we had one of these in our last house. it was sooooo annoying. i never found any solution. i shall be watcing this thread to see what bright ideas people have.

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mine has the same although it has a built in wardrobe ontop of mine, though the step still sticks into room, could you not build a wardrobe or some kkind of drawers into it to make use of the dead space

we have one of these in our smallest bedroom.we bought a bed with drawers underneath,and made one of them into a fake drawer with the front on(you'd never know)

If its like im thinking of, it can be turned into part of a platform for a bed with the rest of it (the overhang area) turned into under bed storage like a cabin bed.

I think the OP is describing the staircase anchor point which is about 6 x 6 inch square rather than a step into the room. The length varies, but usually only is around 8 - 9 inch high. I suppose a pic would be helpful.

http://img.villagephotos.com/p/2008-3/1301168/stairway.jpg

Pic please as I'm confused

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Predikuesi;2944725

I think the OP is describing the staircase anchor point which is about 6 … I think the OP is describing the staircase anchor point which is about 6 x 6 inch square rather than a step into the room. The length varies, but usually only is around 8 - 9 inch high. I suppose a pic would be helpful.



yes i know, but usually rather than just leaving it they put a step on it, my friend removed the top of hers and buit a unti in ti, so you couldnt see the bottom, they made a fake drawer for the bottom and the rest was a wardrobe

sassie;2944769

my friend removed the top of hers



Yikes! I would not have the guts to do that and I have done some crazy things with DIY:w00t:

I have the same in my small room. Ours has been made into a huge cupboard, we put all our books and games etc in there. It makes fantastic storage space. Put a door on it and then its even better for piling stuff in, just close the door on the chaos.

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Predikuesi;2944844

Yikes! I would not have the guts to do that and I have done some crazy … Yikes! I would not have the guts to do that and I have done some crazy things with DIY:w00t:



lmfao - the top aint holding anything, its just to amke it look better

Predikuesi;2944725

I think the OP is describing the staircase anchor point which is about 6 … I think the OP is describing the staircase anchor point which is about 6 x 6 inch square rather than a step into the room. The length varies, but usually only is around 8 - 9 inch high. I suppose a pic would be helpful.



From your sketch it doesn't look that intrusive!!! Unless the room is very tiny :?

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ooops ok, yes i have re-read the op, sorry thought they meant it was blocked in, now i see it isnt -lol


mind if they put a tv on it, then it must be blocked in

Jerry123, What exactly is your avatar? I just see a green .........!!!!!!!!??????

choc1969;2944966

From your sketch it doesn't look that intrusive!!! Unless the room is … From your sketch it doesn't look that intrusive!!! Unless the room is very tiny :?



I don't think it is is too much of a problem either.

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Jerry123;2945059

its just a green...thing going round and round in circles lol...what did … its just a green...thing going round and round in circles lol...what did u think it was



its not going round and round in circles for us - lol

sassie;2945071

its not going round and round in circles for us - lol


That's what I meant. Let's see the green thingy going round and round Jerry!:p

Jerry123;2945096

:?It is for me...:w00t:



Noticed it is a png file rather than gif. I bet few on here see anything than a green dash (unless they have a png plugin).

Predikuesi;2945112

Noticed it is a png file rather than gif. I bet few on here see anything … Noticed it is a png file rather than gif. I bet few on here see anything than a green dash (unless they have a png plugin).


Reminds me of the green light on the 360, so if it turns red start worrying:whistling::p Ps its going round for me

Original Poster

Wow,

Thanks for all of the great responses guys!!

I like the idea of the wardrobe/cupboard storage because this would save quite a lot of floor room. - Wouldnt be very ideal having something hiden far back in the corner lol but im sure it would work....

But the next question is how much would this work cost for a professional carpernter too do? a couple of hundred?

And has anyone got a picture of how theres looks with wardrobe storage on the box ?

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Got a picture as I dont have a clue what you are on about?

A wooden block in a room????
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