Kallie Meadows. Staircase Understairs. September 20th , 2018.
If noise is an issue, glass is an excellent absorber of sound, so having glass panels as part of your staircase can be an effective sound-proofing device. If sound-proofing is not a big concern, creating an old world feel with wooden spindles or railings can give a staircase a classic, yet elegant feel. One way in which this can be done is by using spindles and oil-tipped bronze railings, which is a less expensive yet striking way of embellishing a staircase for those looking for an affordable option in a tough economy.
The cut strings of curved and splayed staircases will be cut to accommodate the shape of the treads and risers. The strings are connected to the treads and risers of the stairs by three-way mitre joints to provide the staircase with additional strength. The cut strings of a staircase can be further embellished by adding return nosings to conceal the end grain of the treads to provide a clean, smooth and finished look. A return nosing is a rounded moulding used to trim the treads.
Despite being a major traffic thoroughfare, when it comes to design and decoration, staircases are one of the most frequently overlooked areas of a home,' says Hugo Tugman, architectural expert from Architect Your Home. 'As it's often the first thing people see when they walk through your front door, your staircase's visual impact can reflect upon the entire property.'
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