Published at Saturday, March 03rd 2018. by pedro in Staircase Design.
The designs you culled from the magazines as well as from the internet could serve as a basis for designing your own staircase. You can either copy all the attributes of the parts that you like, or you can design one from scratch. Designing your stairs will bring out the creativity juices from you, and will even excite you a bit. It is a feat you can do if you put your mind into. Just remember that there are a lot of resources to turn to in case you really go for DIY stair building.
After youve got the design and your installation plan all mapped out, never forget the legalities of building staircases. The national and local building code provides important notes to consider. Your design must pass the requirements set by the national and local building code before you can actually build your stairs. Consider in your design the materials and wood you will use. Will it be varnished or painted? Would you place a carpet on it? Feng shui would also help you in the orientation of your design. The Chinese believe that the direction and accessories of your staircase will determine your familys wealth and fortune. That is, if youre the superstitious kind.
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.
Building you own staircase need not be stressful. What you really need is a level head, a good set of hands, a lot of books, and the right tools and equipment and you are good to go. It is the most prominent part of your house. All members of your family will be using it many times a day. The way you build it may make or break your entire interior decorations. If place in the middle of the house, it can be considered its heart also. The stairs is very important part and parcel of your house. It is but proper that you give a considerable time in designing it so that it will highlight the beauty and elegance of your abode. Here are some tips you could use in designing it.
It is entirely up to you on how many levels you want your dream home to be. But it is important to always remember to put your staircase in strategic locations. Depending in your choice and budget, you have the option of choosing to hire someone to construct the staircase for you. But if you are the Do-it-yourself type, you can opt to build your own staircase. With the help of some basic construction know-how you might be able to come up with a safe and sturdy staircase.
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