When it comes to interior design, a lot of people struggle to make sure that they think about every area of their home. It’s very easy to ignore certain parts while focusing much more on others, especially with the excitement which is sure to be in the air. Unfortunate, though, this can often result in areas being missed completely, leaving parts of your home unfinished. A common example of an area like this is stairs. This part of the home often feels as much a part of it as the walls or ceilings. In reality, though, there are loads you can do to this sort of feature, and this post is going to be going through some of them for you.
Most people will want to keep their home relatively traditional, relying on stairs for the bulk of their inclines. Of course, though, even with an option like this, you still have loads of choices. To start, you will have to choose between a normal staircase and a spiral option, but the layout of your home will decide a lot of this for you. Next, you can start to think about the different types of balustrades and designs which can be used to build the stairs. Nowadays, modern options are most popular, with straight lines and smooth curves. But, if you like it, you could also consider a classical look.
You have a lot of options when it comes to the materials you use for this part of your home. Most staircases are made from wood, giving them a natural feel and the ability to last a very long time. Cedar, oak, pine, and ash are all very common amongst this sort of product. But, if necessary, you will be able to find a company willing to make your stairs from any wood you’d like. Along with the material for the stairs, you should also consider what you’ll be covering it with. To help with grip, most stairs will have some sort of carpet on top of them.
Some won’t want to go traditional, though, and will want something different to the normal options people have. The perfect alternative to a staircase is a ramp. Instead of having steps cut out of your home, you would have smooth incline which can be used with items like wheelchairs and prams to make your life easier. You can find companies everywhere which can build this sort of feature into your home for you. But, of course, you’ve got a little bit to think about, first.
This sort of tool should only ever be used when the gradient of the incline you’re dealing with is very shallow. Along with this, the height difference between the top and bottom shouldn’t be too high, or you could risk having a very steep ramp. Places with three to six steps will usually be alright with a ramp. But, if you have more, you might want to look into another option for your home.
Finally, the last option you have is a very big one. In the past, having an elevator in your home would have been far too expensive to have been realistic. Nowadays, though, this sort of technology has become a lot smaller and cheaper, making it a great option for most homeowners. Some options are designed to replace your stairs and are known as stairlifts. Others, though, are much more traditional and will take you through the ceiling to the room you need to be in. These are perfect for the elderly or handicapped, as they are easy to use and don’t take up too much space.
Getting something like this installed into your home will take the expert hands of a professional engineer. In most cases, you will be able to find a company to do this work for you in your local area. But, it’s still important to make sure you read plenty of reviews before you choose someone like this to work with. It shouldn’t take long to install the lift into your home, and it could even be done while you’re out of the house.
Hopefully, this post will inspire you to start working harder on the stairs in your home. This little area of your property can make a huge difference to the way your home feels. But, of course, like any interior design, the best options are the ones you like the most, and the ones which you can get good use out of.
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