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The Starting Step Is an Important Step

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Starting steps will instantly transform your staircase by changing the visual proportions. Enhancing your staircase and making it extraordinary is as simple as adding a starter step. Your staircase should make a grand statement that will leave viewers in awe of its elegance and character. Investing in a beautiful starting step is a great way to do just that. Before choosing your starting step, it is important to know which newel post you intend to mount on it. The standard-sized starting step is usually used with an over-the-post balustrade system and most often utilizes a volute, meaning the post will...

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Cost Factors When Pricing Your Staircase

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Determining the cost of a staircase will depend on several factors. Will the staircase be part of a new build home or will it be incorporated into an existing home? How large or small will your staircase be? What materials will you be using? Will you need custom parts? Before you begin building any staircase, be sure that your staircase will follow local building codes. Most states will follow the federal codes, but some cities may have small differences, so be sure to know requirements in your area. If you are hiring a contractor to build your stairs, look for...

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Creating Your Stairs – Choosing the Balusters

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Balusters are slender vertical pieces of wood or wrought iron that are attached to the handrail throughout the length of the rail preventing people from falling through the area between the treads and the handrail. Also referred to as spindles, balusters come in a variety of styles and are most commonly offered in wood and wrought iron. Wood balusters are usually 1 1/4" or 1 3/4" wide and iron balusters are usually 1/2" to 9/16" wide at their center point. When choosing your staircase balusters keep in mind that they not only enhance the beauty of your home but can...

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Creating Your Staircase – The Newel Posts

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Newel posts are used as a support for the handrail and balusters. Newels may be placed only at the beginning of a staircase or several posts may be used in longer runs to support the handrails through landings and at turns in the balustrade. The newel posts set the style for the entire balustrade and are quite often the most noticed architectural element of a staircase. Begin by choosing between a Post to Post and an Over the Post stair design. In a Post to Post system the handrail runs between the newel posts. This system features a newel post...

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Take the Stairs

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You’ve probably heard a time or two to “take the stairs”, but we’re often tempted to take the elevator or escalator instead. It’s an easy choice when you’re tired or in a hurry, but when you consider the health benefits of opting for the stairs, you may choose differently next time. Stair exercise allows you to strengthen your lower body while improving your health. Even when used in short durations throughout the day, stairs can improve your overall health, fitness level, and weight. The amount of calories you will burn climbing stairs depends on your age, weight, and fitness level,...

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