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When you are building or renovating your property you may want to consider a new staircase. Figuring out which staircase would be right for you and your property may seem a bit daunting at first but our team is here to guide you through it. Below we will go into the top 5 considerations you should take when building a new staircase.

1. Aesthetics Are Important

Most of us want a staircase that doesn’t just function well and is safe to use but also looks great. There are many different styles and materials that you can choose from when having your staircase built and installed. Some things to consider are the surrounding area and how you want the staircase to stand out in your property. Do you want your staircase to blend in or be a focal point? Is space a factor? Will kids be using the staircase? These are the kinds of factors you should be considering.

2. How Much Space Do You Have?

Before settling on a staircase style that looks like it could be perfect you should consider the amount of room you have to work with. How do you plan to layout your home and will you have space for the staircase you want? Our team can work with you to verify these questions and guide you along the process.

3. Test It Out First

If you have a friend or family member with the same style and material of staircase that you want than you should try using it and make sure the experience is as you’d expected. It is always best to try something before committing to it.

4.Consider Safety

We rely on the staircases that we use to reliably get us where we need to go. Make sure to install railings that are easy to access and comfortable for anybody that may need to access them.

5. Consider Your Timeline

Staircases are not always quick jobs and they don’t always just finish that the installation of the staircase. You may also need to make changes to other elements in the area such as the lighting or interior design. Having a realistic budget and timeline in mind for all the elements of your project will help to ensure the success of your new staircase.

So in conclusion we recommend that when you first start dreaming of your new staircase you take these top five tips into mind. Consider the different styles available, ensure that you have the space you need, test out other similar staircases before committing, consider the different safety features and lastly plan your timeline carefully.

If you are looking for more help and advice on choosing, designing and building your staircase our team would be happy to work together with you. We have worked on many residential and commercial projects in Vancouver and the Lower Mainland.