Published at Sunday, March 11th 2018. by pedro in Staircase Design.
but may nonetheless be of sufficient architectural interest to form the focal point of your entrance. Graciously curving hand rails, handsome newel posts, elegantly proportioned steps and elaborately cast or turned balustrades - these are all details that merit attention.
There are literally dozens of magazines dedicated for home improvements or home designs. You may collect different designs from these magazines. They feature different and varied designs on stairs and you may pick one that is just right for your home. You may of course improve on some details to fit it perfectly to your house. This is the easy task in choosing a design. It is the same as just ordering a pre made stairs and all you have to do is install with all the easy to follow procedure on how to do it. But if you want to really own the design then you have to really design it yourself.
If you can, have your stairs carpeted as it makes slipping less likely. If its carpeted make sure the carpet is cleaned on a weekly basis. Vacuum each carpeted tread and dont forget the inside crease or the portion where one step meets the other. The side and the railings have to be vacuumed too preferable all of this with a hand vacuum and not the big vacuum which Im sure you do not want to drag up and down the stairs. Thats not safe in itself.
The material used for stair climbing should also be sturdy. It should be able to withstand children running up and down, and constant abuse. If you choose to carpet your stairs, make sure you check the carpeting from time to time, to avoid any accidents caused by slipping on stair carpet.
Also keep an eye out for splinters and just sand and finish to get rid of them. Get your steps checked for mold every now and then if they are near a damp place like the basement. Leaving that for a long time will give you a lot more problem in the future.
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