Zoey Woodward. Staircase Understairs. October 03rd , 2018.
'Ninety per cent of new staircases are constructed to create access to a loft conversion,' says Mark Dyson. 'The pitch of the roof can make constructing a flight difficult and, if this is the case, alternate-tread stairs can be the answer. These have one tread for the left foot and another for the right, and mean the angle of the stairs can be tighter, increased from 42 to 65 degrees.' Consider who will need to use them, as they are trickier to negotiate than standard stairs. It can also be hard to move furniture up and down them.
If you are decorating an outside staircase, such as your porch or a gazebo you may want to consider using live, hanging flowers and other plants. Indeed, many people opt to create little flowerpot gardens on their exterior staircases, placing a different type of plant in a pot on each step. In order to make your staircase garden as attractive and decorative as possible, the types of pots that you use are the key. You should take care to match the pots to the exterior of your home, or choose ones that contrast in an attractive way. You may want to splurge on more expensive, high quality, expertly coordinated pots if you really want to make a dramatic impression with your decoration.
Whether you opt for the majestic appearance of flared, bull nosed D steps or a more simplistic contemporary design involving stainless steel stair parts, your choice of stairway is a reflection of both your personality and taste. A well-designed staircase can also add to the overall value of your home, especially if your staircase brings together its different stylistic themes. The advantage of remodeling or customising your own stairs with staircase parts is that you can design a stairway that will complement your character and say something about you and the rest of your home whilst at the same time staying within your budget.
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