One of the things I did not like at all about our house when touring it initially was the sunken living room (Both angles below). To change it though would be seriously over-renovating as obviously the fireplace would have to be moved.
Photos by Maria Killam
When designing what the new step would look like, I initially considered this look:
But then decided that it was too modern for my rancher.
Then I found these steps from The Holiday house with Cameran Diaz and Kate Winslet. I like the look of the landing and the way the risers are painted the wall colour. I will do the same thing. And we will do a similar look to both sides, the railings in the dining area are gone and it will be just one long step down into the living room.
So I think it will still look good and certainly much more up-to-date without the dated railing and old carpeting. Over to you my lovelies, how do you feel about sunken living rooms? Are they 70’s are can they be 2012?
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