One of the most noticeable features of a house would be having a grand stairway to welcome you as you enter the homeowners place.
For many people who grew up in a house with at least two floors, the presence of a stair case often lead to reminiscing childhood memories when one joyfully slides down it. For many, a stairway is often an integral part of the house as it contributes to the aesthetics of one’s home.
Staircases are often times situated where it lands directly to a main door. This makes it one of the first things that people see when they get the chance to visit our homes. Be it our relatives, friends or spying neighbors, a staircase often gives the impression of grandeur.
Stairways are built by carpenters whom we contract to build our house as well. Often times, experts are not hired to make this for us. Many people do not see the need of getting a stair maker or even a craftsman in building our stairways or even adding those designs either.
There are two stair parts: the steps and the rails. The look and feel of the stairs would showcase how these stair parts are put together. Stair parts can be made of different materials. Some people use stone, others use marble. Some people prefer wood while others like metal stair parts more. The same stair parts may be used, or the home owner may also decide on mixing them. Some have wooden steps with a metal rail, while others may have stone steps and marble railings. The choice of what to use, really depends on your preference based on the design of the house of course.
A flight of stairs may be crooked; it can be straight and it can be spiral as well. Just the same, selection on what it would look like would really depend on the over-all look and feel that you would like to create for your home.
Aside for its aesthetic purposes, it is important to keep in mind the true function of a staircase. This is to provide members of the home a means to access rooms and parts of their house – be it to go up or go down the flight of steps. With this, it is equally imperative to ensure sturdiness of this system. First on the list is to invest in the right quality of parts to use. Secondly, checking the design to make sure that they are comfortable and safe, examples of which are to make sure that the steps are not too narrow that one risks into an accident tripping down.
Indeed, a good staircase is always a sight for sore eyes in any home. We just have to make sure that it is as sturdy as it looks well.