Pull down attic stairs – Foldable pull-down attic stairs is a convenient and easy to use out of the home. The staircase makes the ceiling available more easily for storage or to maintenance on attic-installed devices (air conditioner, furnace, water heater, etc.). One drawback is the ceiling panel to the pull-down stairs can be ugly. The most obvious way to hide the ceiling plate steps is to apply a layer of popcorn acoustical ceiling paint that matches the ceiling. The pull down attic stairs often has a wooden frame around the opening. Waiver this framework will leave a small space between the ceiling and the panel.
Install pull down attic stairs in an area of the ceiling with very low lighting. A hall with overhead light at one end would mean installing the pull-down stairs at the other end. The idea here is not to hide the pull-down staircase, but place it where it has been not seeing at first. Although the initial installation is expensive, many homeowners install lightweight insulated suspended ceilings. This lowers the ceiling a few inches, but reduces the size of the room and reduces climate control costs. Installation of stairs behind the ceiling completes the concealment.