To make the interiors feel as big as possible, the great room's ceiling reaches up to the second floor and sets of French doors join the space with the back porch. Ladders lead intriguingly up to two sleeping lofts.
Bring an industrial touch to your home by wrapping wooden ladders with colored lights. This can also work as an alternative to a Christmas tree for use inside industrial spaces. For a tree alternative, consider 8-foot to 10-foot ladders, then use the space below the ladder to pile gifts.
For this Brooklyn office, white walls and shelving units are the perfect blank canvas on which to layer graphic idea boards, colorful books and artwork. Clean, black accents finish off the space. Wall paint: Benjamin Moore Simply White OC-117
In the redesign of this lake house's master bathroom, designers opened up the awkward L-shaped room. Now, the room includes a private water closet for the toilet, a glassed-in shower, two sinks and a luxurious soaking tub. Walls are tiled in neutral porcelain
In the bedroom, designer Lauren Levant salvaged and refinished the 100-year-old original heartwood pine floor of this Victorian townhouse. A World War II era shipping trunk and an antique ladder complete the collection to create an eclectic, dramatic master suite that celebrates adaptive innovation.
A ladder shelf creates a convenient spot for nursery necessities. Simple touches can transform plain baskets into stylish accessories to create sophisticated storage. Inexpensive fabric baskets can be dressed up with ribbon to store clothes and shoes in a child's room or nursery.
A traditional touch gets a contemporary update: The movable ladder attached to these otherwise basic bookshelves is as functional -- allowing the homeowners to reach items up high -- as it is attractive. Adding plants and unique accessories along with the books arranged in varying ways feels personal and adds additional elements of interest.
Here is a clever and fun way to make a steep incline in your yard more accessible. A connecting chain of wooden steps and a long rope allow you and your children to easily navigate a sloped section of your yard while providing exercise at the same time.