I’m always on the lookout for things to share with you in the interior world. From the start of a project all the way to the finishing touches that make a big difference. I also love to share ideas for anyone undergoing renovations large and small. This post is all about staircases, and I’m excited to share with you some different designs that companies such a Fontanot uk offer in this field. Including both interior and exterior staircases and what you need to know in order to choose them.
A staircase is a vital part of many homes. A good staircase not only serves its purpose but by providing access to the upper levels of a home it also has the potential to look a darn good feature too! So what are the things you need to keep in mind? Well here are some simple pointers for you.
Taking into account the amount of space you have, is so important when looking at the design of the staircase. If you are fortunate to have lots of space, take advantage of that. Perhaps look at something that’s larger and maybe more decorative and a turn it into a feature of the room.
If you are considering a spiral staircase you should know that though it takes up less space in the downstairs area it sometimes takes up more space in the area above, including a square or circular opening. Usually, they work best if pushed into the corner of a room. They also can restrict the movement of larger pieces of furniture in some instances. I must say I love the style above of crisp white-coated railings with warm wood, in a white room it almost looks like the stairs are floating.
It’s a good idea to consider who lives in the home and pair the stairs to those people. Special attention to things such a landing plates and handrails if you are older or have very small children. Of course building regulations and reselling of the property come into important play too.
There are many kind of materials that can be used for making stairs. It could be industrial-looking steel, solid timber, decadent marble, and even modernist stark concrete. Of course, you can also use variations of more than one material. I like the idea of the combination of steel and concrete in a modern home or converted industrial space.
One major factor that you need to look into when choosing a staircase design is the budget. Find the type of staircase you like and get some quotes, then you will soon find out whether the budget you have allocated to the stairs is sufficient for the type of stairs you have in mind. Often off the peg stairs are more affordable, but do your homework first!
So in very simple terms, I have given you some pointers for choosing an interior or exterior staircase. Next on our list is loft stairs to make the storage space more accessible, there are some fantastic designs of those too!