Choosing the perfect staircase for your home

Choosing the perfect staircase for your home

For many homes, the staircase lies at the very heart. Far from simply connecting floors, a staircase is a feature piece that can set the decorative tone for the rest of your property, so careful consideration is needed when it comes to replacing it. There are more things to think about than you might realise when it comes to the design and installation of a new staircase, and it’s perfectly okay to feel a little overwhelmed.

At JLA Joinery, we’ve designed, crafted and installed a range of glass, wooden and metal staircases custom made in a variety of styles, and we’re always happy to talk through options and advise our clients on which features and materials might better fit their needs.

To get your started though, here are a few key things you should consider:

Choosing the right materials

Stairs can be crafted out of a variety of materials, often using a combination of timber, steel, and even glass. When it comes to picking the right materials for your staircase, ask yourself these two questions: who will be using the staircase and how will it fit in with your current interior style. For example, custom glass staircases are an elegant touch, but aren’t recommended for homes with young children or elderly people. Bespoke wooden staircases are a popular choice, usually comprising of a mixture of hardwood and softwood, as they can be easily carpeted and customised.

How much space do you have?

When it comes to staircases, space is very important. A large, winding staircase in a small property will take up too much room, and if you’re hoping to put a new custom staircase in large property, you may want to choose something a little more grand so it doesn’t look out of place. In smaller properties with limited space, finding the right staircase can be a challenge so it’s advisable to go for a more bespoke design that is built for purpose to maximise your living space.

From balustrades to handrails, find the right style for you

Staircases can be very distinctive in their design, from elegant etchings and complex handrails, to straight lines and perfect edges, so make sure you take the general décor of your home into account before you decide. As well as the materials you choose, the style will have a huge affect on how the staircase sits in your home, and will have an impact on everything around it.

Finding the right staircase for your home doesn’t have to be a challenge, and with the right kind of advice and guidance you can achieve almost anything. Don’t be afraid to reach out and contact a local joinery to see what kinds of services they offer and how they might be able to help. From free quotations to answering general queries, most will be more than happy to help. At JLA Joinery, we even go the extra mile and offer potential customers in Sussex, Hampshire and Surrey a free survey.

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