Construction And Renovation Of Staircases

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A well-constructed staircase is an important part of the interior of your house. Whether you are adding a new staircase or renovating an existing staircase, planning is needed to determine the design, materials, and other aspects of the project.

One way to begin this process is to consider other staircases to see how and what they are constructed of, what decorative and visual design elements they incorporate, how they are integrated into the floor plan of the house, and whether they will fit with the overall design of your own home. Consider whether you want the staircase to act as a prominent feature of your home, or if you would prefer a more reserved and functional look.

Keep in mind that it is possible to have a staircase that incorporates both aesthetic appeal and unobtrusive functionality. Building a new staircase or renovating an existing staircase can be a simple and rewarding project, provided you take time to do your research, carefully consider which design would best suit your home, plan your budget ahead of time, and choose a qualified construction company to handle the project.

There are actually several designs to choose from when adding or renovating a staircase. Besides the traditional straight staircase, you may have curved stairs, a spiral staircase, circular, and other custom designs. For added safety, you may add railing or banister to the case. You may either leave your stairs natural, paint or even stain them.

There are a few terms you may want to familiarize yourself with when adding or renovating a staircase. For example, the tread is the part of the staircase that is stepped on. Measuring this section is important to guarantee the staircase has enough room for travel up and down; your contractor will take this into consideration before construction begins. The vertical portion between each tread is called the riser. If there is no riser, then the staircase is considered open. The edge that hangs over the riser is called the nosing. Like risers, not all staircases have nosing.

Keep in mind that the design of your staircase can depend on the vertical distance being covered. A greater distance to the above floor may necessitate the inclusion of a landing, or lend itself better to a spiral design. A good contractor can offer advice and adjust your vision to best suit your floor plan.

When choosing a contractor for the renovation project, don't be afraid to check for references. Word of mouth is usually a good source of reference, and the internet can often yield a great deal of information. Make sure to get an estimate, and take this into consideration when planning your budget.
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Juzefyk Bros. Construction has been providing superior quality masonry work for over sixty years. Now in its third generation, Juzefyk Brothers continues to offer a wide variety of interior and exterior construction, renovation, restoration, and design.

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This article was published on 2010/11/20