Do you have a multi-storey or duplex type home? Today lofts have become popular way of making small areas more comfortable and stairs are important functional features who also contribute greatly to design and beauty aspects of your home. Stairs connect from a lower-level to an upper level of residence – which may be bedrooms, a media room or a mezzanine study etc.
When you plan and design the home, if a staircase is included in the plan, these are built along with the house – using concrete and bricks or in solid wood. But for a later addition, you are now able to get ready-made new staircases that are ready to be installed. All aspects of the staircases – treads, balusters and handrails etc can be customized to add to the style quotient of your home easily.
Sometimes, the staircase can be centrally located. Sometimes it is taken to the corner along the wall. It can be simple straight or with half/quarter turns. It can be a spiral staircase which is a great space saver. Some stairs are wide and easy to clime with less deep climb and wide treads and with a landing at the turn. Handrails and baluster add to safety as well beauty.
Depending on the space available and your budgetary limits, you can choose materials for making the staircase. It used to be preferably timber in old days followed closely by marble and concrete. Steel staircases were mostly used for spiral staircases. But today glass stairs are most popular with steel frames and glass treads.
Here you can see some images of stunning looking staircases with steel frames and glass treads that give an airy and floating look to the staircase. These are from Casa Stairs – a leading manufacturer of stairs. Look at sheer lightweight look of glass treads with lights fixed underneath. Don’t you think the black treads with wall built-in lights are a thing of beauty highly desirable for a sophisticated modern look?
With the latest technology help, you can get fiberglass or toughened glass treads made to any shape and finished in any color that will add to the stylish look of your home. Black, white, transparent, translucent, designed – the choice is endless and elegant.
But whether newly installed or old staircases – these need to comply with regulations and codes by the building authorities relating to the height, depth and pitch of the staircases.