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Old 11-05-2015, 10:51 PM   #16
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that actually was the original design but cosmetically it wasn't nice. When entering from the entry door it leads straight up the stairs and made the stairway look very dated
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that actually was the original design but cosmetically it wasn't nice. When entering from the entry door it leads straight up the stairs and made the stairway look very dated
I would not really say dated. I would say that you made it so that kids have to slow down, when going down the stairs, instead of going full speed.

I would go get some MDF and some trim, to make up some mock ups to see what look best. Or even go to the local millwork shop, with the dimensions of the column, pictures of top, bottom, all four sides, measurements between the post and stairs, drop from the floor to that dropped floor.

AVS Forum has a ton of pictures from what people have done with Home Theaters. If you have a local mom & pop A/V design and install shop. They could even help you out. Plus you may be able to sneak in some new toys into the house, if they come up with a plan.

Here you go for a ton of ideas. https://www.google.com/search?q=home...middle+of+room

I do like this idea.



I also like this one, but not so huge as they have it. But how they did the shelves is kind of cool.





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those are really cool concepts I have to take into consideration. Very cool!
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You don't like the column because your eyes are trained right on it. Maybe set a large floor plant next to it. This would adjust the focal point away from the column.
Or use the column itself as a tower for hanging plants or vines.
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those are really cool concepts I have to take into consideration. Very cool!
Even if you do not put that cabinet in as the first picture shows. I like the way that they have the shelves on the column. Very minimal work needed to do something like that. Just have to remember not to put shelves on the side between the stairs and the column.



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Old 11-06-2015, 09:49 AM   #21
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It's a load bearing column. Taking sheetrock off and "wrapping" it does what?You're putting back material.
Learn to live with it.
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The base trim looks to be 3/4" or thicker. If you take the trim detail 2nd from left, and delete the 1/4 round, base trim and the rest are one plane and thicknesses don't build up. I would try to keep the white base and the same detail since every base trim is the same. All of your vertical and walls are light paint, so I'd paint with deep contrasts. One way for that is using veneer for the field and adding thicker trim on the sides.
About the top, drop the trim an inch or so from the ceiling so you don't have to deal with mating the trim to multiple planes there.

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Agree with Chuck.
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