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Tips to Help You Match Your Staircase to Your Home’s Recent Renovations

Posted by Worthington Millwork on 2/13/20 5:00 AM

stairs 4So you recently renovated your home, and every part of it, from the bathroom to the kitchen looks new and feels fresh. Well, congratulations and welcome to the world of comfortable living. However, despite everything being all fresh, the stairway seems out of place, and now all it does is remind you of the way your house previously looked. If this is your current predicament, you'll be surprised to know you're not alone. During interior renovation projects, most homeowners often direct their attention to other surfaces around the home and forget the staircase. Fortunately, it's never too late. Here are several things you can do to give your home's staircase a lift and get it to match your home's recent renovation.

Signs Your Home's Staircase Doesn't Match Your Modern Interior Design

At a glance, your staircase might seem like a simple conduit to get to the upper floors of your house, but in real sense, it can make or break the overall feel and look of your house. That said, here are a few indicators your home's staircase is old and doesn't match your house's recent renovations.

  • Worn Out Carpeting

A worn-out carpet runner is one of the most visible signs that your staircase needs a remodel. Before you renovate other parts of your home, you may not realize it. But once everything is fresh and new, you'll notice that it doesn't blend in with the rest of the décor.

  • Yellowed Stair Treads and Risers

Nothing screams neglected stairs like yellowed stair treads and risers.  Again, you may not realize they're yellowed until you revamp your home. 

  • Loose or Cracked Stair Treads

Loose or crack stair treads are not only indicators that your staircase is old and needs a lift but are also a safety hazard.

Simple Ways to Update It

In a nutshell, if you incorporated a contemporary interior design and your staircase looks traditional, remodel, so it can blend in with the current style. Here are simple ideas to get you started

  • Get a New Runner

Replacing your worn-out runner is one of the simplest ways to give your staircase a fresher and more modern look. When used creatively, a stair runner can turn your staircase area into a fantastic focal point. Additionally, stair runners not only add elegance but also tend to amplify the safety your stairs. Therefore, if you previously had none getting one is an excellent way to get your stairs to match the rest of your décor.

  • Do Something About the Balusters and Handrail

 Balusters and handrails are an excellent way to give your home's staircase a revamp. They're available in a diverse array of designs and materials. For instance, if you're going for a contemporary look, American made polyurethane balusters and handrails would be a perfect fit. Why? Well, polyurethane boasts a wooden look hence would add that classic finish that effortlessly blends in with almost any kind of modern interior design.   Also, keep in mind balustrades and handrails should be both aesthetically pleasing and durable. Therefore polyurethane is an even better option as it boasts excellent durability. Aluminum, glass, stainless steel and iron are other excellent material options for balusters and handrail.

  • Paint or Stencil your Stairs

If you feel like the runner on your stairs is the reason your staircase doesn't fit your modern interior, get rid of it!  There are many other ways to give your stairs a lift. For instance, thanks to the countless paint color options, painting your staircase will easily blend it in with the rest of your decor.   However,  ensure you use quality floor paint only.  Cheap paint tends to wear out fast due to foot traffic.

Besides painting, you can also stencil your stairs for a more contemporary appearance. Stenciling gives you an array of options. For instance, you can stencil your favorite life quotes, bible verses, or even your kid's favorite cartoon figures.

  • Add Lighting

If your stairway area is dark, your staircases present an excellent opportunity to breathe life into it. For instance, have lights installed into the wall adjacent to the stairway or integrated to the riser. 

Bottom Line

A well-designed stairway adds an immediate sense of style and can act as a charming focal point for your home. The above are simple ideas to help you make the most of this space. Also, whatever you do, ensure you use high-quality American made products for durability and an excellent finish. Also, head over to our page for more household decoration tips.

Topics: Balustrade System, Home Restoration, polyurethane balustrade, decorative railing, decorative balustrade, urethane balustrade, home renovation, house

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