Building Your Staircase to Heaven: Tips & Advice on Fixing Up Your Home’s Steps

 Thinking of constructing a staircase or sprucing one up?  Or do you just fancy the day when you can create one of your own?  If any of these apply to you, take a look at some of the following tips/advice that can help you out every step of the way!

Room and Convenience

Think about the many times you go up and down your staircase.  If you live with several people, you should think about the traffic flow and how going up and down together might be.  After all, you don’t want to bump into each other and cause any injuries.  In buildings with scarce space, think about curved or platform staircases; these might be a better option.

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Accommodations and Accessories

You would be surprised  how easy and affordable it is to simply spruce up even the straightest of staircases.  A new handrail, paint job, or even if one of the members of a household needs a stair lift- all can be applied with ease and quickness.  In fact, there are several ways in which you can make your straight staircase as attractive as possible.  Choose from materials such as wood or glass to add a unique touch to the ambiance.  Or go with under the stairs storage space that both opens the room and makes the most out of that empty space.

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Of course safety is important.  While a curved staircase has a great look, it does require more attention when walking up and down.  Straight staircases, on the other hand, offer a clear view of the stairs, so there’s a lower chance of falls or misplaced steps.

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 Time and Money

The fact is a unique staircase can be a little more costly than a straight staircase since the construction process is not as simple and quick.  So before you bring out the creative juices, think about what you can afford and how much time you can invest.





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