Stairs are not usually at the top of the list when people imagine the things they’d like to remodel in their home. Perhaps this is because most people don’t think of the staircase as much more than a way to get from one floor to another. While this is the functional purpose of a staircase, adding a little design and flair can turn those simple stairs into a stunning visual centerpiece of your home.
If you’re looking to do more with your stairs then just update the look, then consider adding a storage system underneath. This can range from drawers that pull out from the sidewall of the staircase to adding a closet for those extra boxes you can’t seem to find room for. A reading nook or small office space could be other options if you’re not looking to maximize storage space in your home. Take a look at Houzz and Pinterest if you need inspiration for possibilities.
Of course, you’ll want to ensure your staircase is safe and up to code because it will well traveled over the lifespan of the home. You’ll want to make sure it’s comfortable to walk up and down, that there’s adequate headroom, and that the railing is at the appropriate height for all to use. There a lot of regulations when it comes to a safe staircase so be sure to consult with an architect to get the correct measurements in your design.
Overall, a staircase doesn’t seem like an exciting remodel like a new kitchen or master bedroom, but it can be one that will change the entire feel of the home. Whether you would like to add more functionality with drawers or closet space underneath or you would rather go purely for aesthetics, Fänas Architecture is here to help. Fänas Architecture can be reached by calling 303.444.5380 or emailing us firstname.lastname@example.org.
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