Eradicating a Staircase Connecting the Bunk Room to the Dwelling Health club

by Editors Staff

That is one thing we’ve by no means ever carried out earlier than and one thing we didn’t even plan to do! However as we had been speaking by our hopes and goals for the bunk room, Chris introduced up eradicating the staircase completely, and out of the blue all the things clicked!


The doorway into the bunk room/play room is thru a breezeway from the bonus room, and as you’ll be able to see, that staircase was entrance and middle. I discussed on this submit that not solely does eradicating the staircase give us additional sq. footage, nevertheless it additionally solves a few security considerations! Having our youngsters do sleepovers in a room with a staircase that leads all the way down to fitness center tools (and an exterior entrance) isn’t ideally suited in any respect. Additionally, the fitness center itself has an out of doors entrance, and I don’t suppose I may sleep very soundly understanding that because it’s a really separate a part of the home (even with door sensors and alarms)!

Earlier than


Our contractors are going to put the wooden flooring, however not till the brand new flooring has “acclimated.” The wooden planks are right here within the room, adjusting to the local weather since wooden shrinks and expands with the climate. As soon as it’s acclimated, they will lay the planks and stain them to match. (Right here’s the submit concerning the shade we stained our flooring!)

Dwelling Health club Earlier than

Ceiling Fan | Yoga Mats | Weight Bench | Ergatta Rower | Dumbell Set | Peel & Stick Tile

The fitness center additionally elevated in sq. footage! We simply ordered extra of our FloorPop tiles so we are able to fill within the hole.

Dwelling Health club now

{The electrical} has all been moved, and now the drywall simply must be patched and painted. Now the one method to entry the house fitness center is thru the outside entrance. At first, I believed that may be a deterrent, however now I’m truly so excited to get in there and have some uninterrupted time to myself. We typically entry the fitness center from the outside anyway!

Right here’s a photograph of the outside for reference.

Inside that archway straight forward is an entrance to the visitor home (on the left) and an entrance to the house fitness center (on the suitable). Make sense? That arched window up above is within the bunk room/playroom!

How a lot does it price to take away a staircase?

This quantity can fluctuate relying on the place you reside and who you rent. We stay in Raleigh, NC, and employed our contractor (Kennon Building) to sub this job out. The fee for demo, prep/plastic, framing/materials, and dump price is…


Patching the drywall, portray, including trim, patching the hardwood flooring within the bunk room and marking, AND electrical within the fitness center is an extra…


We determined to have them do all of it! So our whole when the mission is completed might be


The playroom/bunk room is unquestionably on our mission record for 2023, however I believe the fitness center might be operational once more earlier than this yr is over!!

Supply: Mad About The Home

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