Stainless Steel Slide for Stairs

Innovative Home Renovation Ideas

I just read this article in the daily newsletter, PopSugar called “9 Dream Home Renovation Ideas You’ll Want to Pin,” and just had to share it with you.

After scouring Pinterest, the editors rounded up some amazing design ideas that radiate with originality. Here are my favorites:

Stainless Steel Slide for Stairs

Turett Architect, a boutique architecture and interior design firm in New York, recognized for creating exquisite urban residences, came up with this stainless steel slide for stairs when turning a two-story East Village duplex penthouse into a perfect place for both work and play.

The newly constructed multi-residential development gave the experts at TCA the opportunity to meet their client’s desire to combine two penthouse condos…with a helical slide. In this transformation, two identical 1-bedroom units, one atop the other, were combined into a duplex 2-bedroom home with the option to descend in the usual way on a new Italian-made “Rintal” stair, or more speedily, in a seated position, careening through the new double-height atrium.

The half-tube stainless steel slide starts on the top floor near the office, and lands below near both the living and dining areas. The sculptural slide is housed in an 18’ tall double-height space, which includes custom-designed glass railings. The image of the stainless steel curves in front of the oversized window to the city beyond, to say nothing of the irrepressible glee of grown adults on the slide, is surprisingly poetic; with careful detailing, the playground element is an unexpectedly elegant addition to the space. Upon completion, the owner enjoys not only the newly combined total of 2,400 square feet, but also a new game room, office, putting green on the terrace, and of course, the slide.

Luxury Outdoor Showers

Forget about exposed plumbing and loose gravel underfoot, Coastal Living Magazine says the outdoor shower has come of age and can (and should) be luxurious, with wood floors, stone siding, and even shutters.

Glass bottom pools
photo credit: Jan Bitter,

Glass bottom pools
I’m sure you’ve seen them in luxury hotels, but the Jellyfish House, designed by Wiel Arets Architects, shows us how anyone can have one of their own!

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