A history of the wall-encased staircase of a 1950’s, ranch-style home—the first remodel, and then… OURS!
See how we transformed an eyesore into a focal point! View the before and during remodeling pictures below:
We were hired to remodel a 3-bedroom, 1950’s ranch-style house in Wallingford. In addition to remodeling the bathroom and basement; flooring, windows, interior and exterior work; and extensive improvements to the kitchen, we were faced with a feature common to the era—a center stairwell to the basement.
Originally, this particular home’s staircase was enclosed in 3 walls, from floor to ceiling. The first remodel cut the wall almost in half. That is the structure that Handyworks Remodeling was faced with-- 3 four-foot walls enclosing the stairwell.
The following pictures shows how HandyWorks chose to address the issue while staying within budget.