How to Spice up Your Staircase
If you think your home’s staircase is simply a way of getting to the second floor, think
again. The stairs are a focal point of your home – and often the 1st thing that your
guests will see. And if your selling, it will be most likely be the first thing a
prospective buyer looks at when he or she walks in the front door.
Here are some ideas that that will increase the value of your home while adding a
piece of beauty that you will enjoy for years to come.
Update your Newel Posts:
Your entry way could benefit from a fresh new contemporary newel
post. And you can always find these posts super cheap online. A
sharp new post with clean lines and a burst of color that matches
your flooring or cabinetry will always do the trick.
Swap out the railing?
If your staircase comes with a plain ol’ traditional wooden banister,
take into account an upgrade. Don’t hesitate to experiment with a
different baluster or a contemporary design. A fresh new style can
enhance your entryway and if you buy from stairwarehouse.com
you will find a system that will fit any budge. Always take into
account your home’s décor & then pick the coordinating material
(stainless steel, wrought iron, horizontal Railing or even glass).
De-clutter your staircase:
Don’t crowd the space at the top or bottom of your staircase.
Too much furniture on the landing or at the base of the stairs
can potential be a hazard and also give off a cramped
feeling. And as a side note, please don't place the back of the
couch against the railing. Little kids like to crawl and if your
couch is at the same height as the railing, you could have a
serious problem. Make sure that the handrail is 36 inches at
the grab point when walking up the stairs and at least 38 inches
on any balcony. This is a standard code and one of best for
safety purposes. And as an aside, if you live in certain counties,
the balcony code may be 40 inches. Your staircase railing
should be a safe and calm transitional area. Clean spaces are
best but always watch your step.
Keep it Neat and Tidey:
No matter how your Railing is designed, your staircase has to shine in
order to make a good impression and remain in good condition. If
your steps are carpeted, vacuum every single inch of the tread and the
riser. Yearly steam cleaning is always recommended. In a pinch, you
can use a carpet rake to wake up fibers that are matted down due to
heavy traffic. And please Don't be afraid to purchase wooden
treads. They are beautiful, timeless and you will not slip. Even with
socks on. It's a myth. However, you still need to keep them clean and
wipe off the dust when you can.
If you are looking for contemporary stair railing ideas, then feel free to
check out horizontal railing from Stair Warehouse. We are your one
stop source for all staircase related supplies and accessories.