From the June 2015 issue of Inside Out magazine. Styling by Maria Dyoniziak. Photography by Anson Smart. Available from newsagents, Zinio, http://www.zinio.com, Google Play, https://play.google.com/store/magazines/details/Inside_Out?id=CAowu8qZAQ, Apple’s Newsstand, https://itunes.apple.com/au/app/inside-out/id604734331?mt=8ign-mpt=uo%3D4 and Nook.
Unless your yard and garden is perfectly flat, chances are at one time or another, you’ve thought, “wouldn’t some steps be nice there?” Or even more ambitiously, stairs? Steps and stairs make getting around the yard easier, of course. But they also lead the eye through the garden, and give it structure. You can add DIY steps and stairs to your garden with these tutorials and inspirational ideas.
Ah-HA! This is what we can do outside the back door that currently has a cement landing and staircase built directly over a basement window (the stupidest design decision EVER!). Perforated metal would be the perfect replacement to let light into the rec room.
Heliobus mirror shaft brings daylight into the basement & turns your dark basement into living or working spaces. The principle is as simple as it is ingenious. A sides mirrored module directs natural day-& sunlight into the basement. The outside is covered with a walk-in bulletproof glass... the ventilation frame surrounding the bulletproof glass, ensures there is enough ventilation in the basement room. You can even receive eye contact with the outside world, sky, clouds & plants.