Given the fact that the staircase is a central feature in many homes, it is amazing how many homeowners fail to give this part of their property the love and attention it deserves. Instead, staircases are allowed to decay into neglected and tatty states, which ruin the aesthetic appeal of the home. If this sounds all too familiar, you may be interested in finding out ways in which you can bring your staircase back to life. Read on to find out more!
1. Have new a banister fitted
Asking a general contractor to fit new a banister to your staircase is a quick and easy way of breathing new life into a tired-looking set of steps. Fitting a new banister also gives you the opportunity to completely change the look of the stairs in your home. If you previously had a wooden banister in place, you could opt for ultra-modern metal ones. You can decide if you want a plain stainless steel banister or brushed metal twisted into ornate designs. Of course, the reverse is also true, and it is just as easy to replace a metal banister with a more traditional one made from a wood that adds warmth and colour to your home.
2. Have the flooring redone
If the flooring on the steps of your stairway is looking pretty shabby, you may wish to take this opportunity to lay down some new carpet. Alternatively, you may wish to ask the general contractor to remove the old carpet completely so they can sand down and stain the original wooden steps to give your staircase that extra special look. If you are forgoing carpet altogether, you could always have the wood painted in a nice primary colour to brighten up your hallway.
3. Consider making the most of lost space
Renovating your staircase provides you with a fantastic opportunity to increase the amount of storage space in your home. A general contractor can work on the space beneath the stairs to turn it into whatever you like. The little cubby hole could be used to hang coats, store shoes or keep your landline telephone on a little desk. If you are feeling particularly adventurous, you could transform this space into a mini drinks bar!
If you are interested in finding out more about how you can improve the staircase in your home, you should contact a team of general contractors today.