A custom staircase can be a stylish feature of your home. However, you will need to put some thought into designing a staircase that fits in with the rest of your house. Here are some things to think about.
Firstly, you will have to consider how much room you have for your staircase. The amount of space you have is limited, and your staircase will take up a lot of it. Spiral staircases will take up the most space, and will probably be the centrepiece of the room. Return staircases, which double back on themselves halfway up, will require less room. A straight staircase, which simply leads up to the next floor in a single line, will be the smallest, especially if it follows the wall. Remember also that any decorative touches to the staircase may also take up extra space. You will need to decide how much you are willing to give to the staircase, and how much you need for the rest of the house.
You will also need to think about the materials you use for your staircase. There are no real limits to this, but different materials will have different effects. Wood is one of the most popular choices; it can be made to look traditional or modern and is not expensive. You might find it takes a bit of maintenance, however. Metal will be much easier to keep clean and in good repair, but it is likely to cost more. It can give your home a very modern appearance, though. You may also choose to use stone as the basis for your staircase. This will be much more expensive but it can look fantastic, and it will be very hard-wearing. The material you use will depend upon the look you want—and your budget.
Finally, don't forget the safety aspects of your staircase. No custom-built staircase will be unsafe, but if you have children in your family you may want to take extra precautions. A solid wall to the staircase will be safer than a simple handrail, and you may also want to ensure that you can fit a stair gate to the entrance of the staircase.
Your staircase will be a defining feature of your home. A custom-built staircase will add your individual stamp to the house. Just make sure you take time to consider the design properly. Your staircase installer will be able to help you with any further questions.
For more info about custom staircases, contact a local company.