Madalynn May. Staircase Understairs. September 19th , 2018.
Budget is one of the many aspects that need to be looked into while choosing a staircase design for a house. Different kinds of staircases are available in different price ranges. The budget may also help one in choosing the style and material for the stairs. Setting a budget for this project will help in narrowing down one's choices more efficiently and quickly. For obtaining information regarding the amount needed for the same, window shopping at different hardware stores or home design stores in one's area and consulting for the cost may prove to be a good idea.
In some older properties, built towards the end of the 19th century, you often find the staircases are too steep and the treads too narrow for a comfortable footfall, giving you the impression of falling backwards as you reach the top of the stair. This is hardly safe for an elderly person to climb safely, or for a young child to mount. Modern staircases are certainly more attractive but, if you need to be convinced into replacing your old traditional staircase with a modern one, perhaps the emphasis on health and safety could convince you?
Flights should have a handrail on at least one side if they are less than 1m wide, and on both sides if they are wider. The minimum height for a rail is 90cm, and there is no need for one beside the bottom two steps. Spindles should be no more than 10cm apart.
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