How to take advantage of the space under the stairs?



Reader‘s question

"I have a two-storey house and I would like to split it up into two flats. However, how could I use the space under the stairs and what options do I have without removing the stair?"


A set of needle felting coasters


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Make a set of hand-made wool coasters using the technique of needle felting.


Convert a leaf rake to a kitchen hanger


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Grass and leaf brooms (or leaf rakes) are made by metal, and their wires are so flexible that can be even bended by hand. So, you can easily make a wall hanger for kitchen utensils and towels without using any special tool. 

All you have to do is bend with your hands a few wires making the hooks. If needed, you can make more hooks by simply bending more wires. 


Contemporary carpets by Nodus


Some carpets just aren't made to be stepped on. For some innovative artists and designers, rugs are not only funtional objects with great tradition but canvases for graphic design, artwork, photographic prints, illustrations etc. Nodus is an italian brand, which combines the ancient tradition of weaving and textile art with the contemporary vision of leading designers and architects. The world’s best craftsmen’s traditions mixed with the most innovative ideas, the most daring and avant-guard shapes.

Nodus' carpets are entirely made by hand, by some of the best craftsmen in the world. Even the packaging is handmade. The spirit of the carpets is captured in dynamic and organic forms, assumes irregular profiles or takes inspiration from contemporary and everyday products such as fabrics, tablecloths, books and maps. These unique works of art on which to walk when entering the spaces of daily life and highly valued by families are displayed in the Il Piccolo showroom, in the center on Milan. Nodus' collections have been made all over the world, in Nepal, Portugal, Pakistan, India, Morocco, Turkmenistan, China and Turkey. 

  • Underworld patterned carpet, designed by Studio Jobs. The illustration on the carpet seams like a surrealistic comic, full of strange creatures like multiheaded-geeses, antenna-eyed frogs, lobsters with wasp wings and wind-up fishes. This wool carpet is hand-knoted in Nepal. 

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What kitchen backsplash tile to select?




Reader’s question

“I have attached pictures of the counter top and the cabinet doors of my kitchen. I need help picking out kitchen backsplash tile. Could I choose mosaic tiles? I would like to go for a modern look in the area."


How could I make my space much more modern without replacing the existing marble flooring?


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Reader’s question

“I would like to renovate my house and make it look much more modern and minimalist. How could I do it without replacing the existing traditional flooring? How to arrange furniture in my living and dining room? How to pick a kitchen cabinet color?"


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