A staircase remodel is able to highlight and define your individual style. By adding a new staircase design with a different material or updating an older structure with a new wall colour or decor, you are able to easily transform their appearance. Staircase remodels can take many forms and the finished look can be anything from traditional to modern. Many homeowners choose to remodel their staircase to make it more contemporary and appealing.
Some people decide to update the entire staircase design on one floor. This makes more room for walking around and allows for more floor space. Remodeling staircases on one floor usually requires less costly materials and is more time efficient in terms of the amount of work involved.
Other homeowners decide to remodel only the railing on their staircase. The railing is typically made from one piece of wood that spans the full width of the balustrade. Staircase rambling stairs may be straightened using a curved track that is then joined using straight pieces of wood. Staircase railings are available in a wide variety of styles and materials including, iron, wrought iron, hand-carved pine and sometimes even metal. Iron railing is typically suited to more formal settings such as dining rooms and bedrooms, while hand-carved or painted wrought iron is more suited to a more rustic setting.
Regardless of which type of staircase design is used, all staircases must adhere to building regulations in most localities. Building Regulations determines how many steps a staircase or set of stairs must have. Building Regulations also specify the width and height of each step on a staircase. Staircases are often built higher than other rooms in a building because they are usually part of a staircase and it makes sense to build them higher to allow for a better view. However, building regulations can be difficult to understand and the rules change from area to area so consulting a Building Inspector during the design process is strongly recommended.
Custom staircase designs are available to fit any space and budget. Custom staircase designs can be made to incorporate the personal tastes of the homeowner. Many people like to incorporate some elements from the exterior of their home such as windows and skylights to enhance the look and feel of their staircase. Staircase custom designs are also available in a wide range of sizes and widths. For instance, a set of stairs that is four steps high would be suitable for a child’s bedroom but a set of stairs that are 16 steps high would not be suitable.
There are several factors to consider when designing and building stairs. They include the length of the treads, the size of the steps, the treads design, decorative features, finishes and joining, etc. The longest tread would be at the top of the staircase and the shortest tread would be near the bottom. The height of the risers depth would be the determining factors in the style of risers, handrails and balusters. In a child’s bedroom, the longest and thinnest balusters would be suitable.