Not many people can afford to have an elevator installed in their home, but if you're looking for an alternative to a flight of stairs, maybe you could do like Ki Design Studio recently did with this particular apartment located in Kharkiv, Ukraine. The residence has an actual slide that connects the second floor and the living room, because who likes to walk up and down steps?
The homeowners enlisted Ki to design something that would wow their guests. The result was a slide to connect the two floors. Again, the slide ends in the living room, which also features a brick fireplace with built-in wood storage and a matching bookshelf.
The apartment does also have stairs, however, as it would be fairly difficult to shimmy back up the slide to the second floor. The second floor features a home office with a custom built-in desk designed specifically for the space.
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