Doors on the stairs to keep the noise down, heat down, and/or pets on one side or the other. Also pretty! Like the glass on these. I like the idea if the laundry room is upstairs. I wouldn't want to carry a hamper through doors on stairs
" 'Chinoiserie is so charming and never goes out of style,' says [designer Meg] Braff, who redid the stair rail in Chinese fretwork to liven up a dull entryway. Chandelier from John Rosselli." Interior design by Meg Braff, Meg Braff Designs.