Sunday, March 18, 2012

Boots for Attic Stairs

I recently had attic stairs installed in my house so I could tap into the  abundance of potential storage space. After the stairs were installed and cut to length, they weren't as stable as I would have liked them to be. While shopping for a work light to use for lighting, I ran across these wonderful boots! Their original use is to stabilize a ladder.

They are very stylish! They have little grippers on the bottoms which help hold them to the floor. They also help protect my flooring. And so much safer! This is vinyl flooring that comes in strips like laminate does. It came with the house and I'm amazed at how good it looks.

I bought 6 sheets of particle board subflooring to use in the attic. It took 24 trips up these stairs to get it up there! The nice people at Lowe's cut each 4'x8' sheet into fourths for me. This made it very manageable for me to haul home in a CR-V as well as get it up the stairs and screwed down. Quite a project! Now I can have organized storage upstairs rather than an huge pile of stuff!