When you have decided that now is the time to remodel your home, there are many different decisions that you will need to make. One of those decisions has to do with whether or not you are going to remodel your staircase and what you are going to do with it if you are going to remodel it. There are many different ways that you can go about redesigning your staircase. Get to know some of those options available to you so you can make your choice and get your home remodeling project started as soon as possible.
Ornate Iron Railings
If you are looking for a modern take on a traditional design, you may want to consider removing your current staircase railings or banisters and installing ornate and unique iron railings for your stairs. Iron has long been used in traditional home construction, particularly in fencing.
However, iron can make a beautiful railing for a staircase as well. To combine modern and traditional style in your home design, choose a design with embellished balusters (the vertical pieces of your staircase railing) and a thin iron handrail. The embellishments can be as ornate as you would like or they can be simple like a knotted design or as ornate as floral or leaf-like designs.
If iron is not your style or you are looking to modernize or simplify your home design you may want to consider using glass in your staircase design. Glass railings are a sleek and innovative way to enclose your staircase that can give your home a more open feel and can create clean lines.
Generally, glass railings are panels of glass with a metal, wood, or even pained or colored glass hand rails. Clear glass creates the most modern and clean look, giving the illusion of a completely open staircase while keeping you as well as your children and pets safe from falling. There are also other options for glass railings include beveled glass, frosted glass, or even etched glass with custom designs.
Choosing glass for your staircase design affords you a wide variety of style options for your home and allows you to completely change up the entire design of your home. It is a bold choice in staircase design. Keep in mind that you will need to clean your glass railings a bit more often than other options, particularly if you have children that will put their hands on the glass surfaces when using the stairs.
With these options in mind, you can be sure that you make the best possible decisions when you are remodeling your home and your staircase.