Asked on Oct 7, 2017

How do you fill in a step down into a livingroom, circa 1970's?

EmilyKathy AJay Paden


5 answers
  • 27524803
    on Oct 7, 2017

    Rather like building a deck...depends on whether you need accommodate a door on the lower area or not... Check out DIY network or HGTV to get how to ideas
  • Barb M. Stewart
    on Oct 7, 2017

    Get a good carpenter and have them build the lower floor up to match the upper floor. It'll make your room seem much larger. Re-cover the entire surface once its all the same height. Be sure to use good supporters underneath on lower level so not to sag or squeek.
  • Jay Paden
    on Oct 7, 2017

    use 2x4s with 2- 3/4" plywood on top
  • Kathy A
    on Oct 7, 2017

    Before retirement, I was an occupational therapist. On a home visit with another OT, she suggested raising the floor of the living room by that 8" so the room would be wheelchair accessible. Expensive fix!
  • Emily
    on Oct 7, 2017

    My daughter's l.r. is two steps lower than her hall which also has two steps down to the front door. Those steps made wonderful sites for kids to play on and the raised hall acts as a stage for kids to perform on. Watched a first grader do magic tricks there last Thanksgiving. If you build the floor up you are also lowering the ceiling. I would not advise doing it.

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