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Widen your bottom steps to give your staircase more impact

May 22, 2013 1 min read

If you're a homeowner who is hoping to make your entryway more impactful, changing your staircase can really help to brighten up the space. Often, the steps leading to the second story of your home can be done with builder grade finishes, and while they're functional, they're not particularly beautiful. But like it or not, if there is a stairwell leading to the second floor of your house in the entryway, it's going to have to be a part of the space. 

Rather than hoping for the flight to blend in with everything else, why not give it a more substantial presence with a few updates? Surprisingly enough, this can be a rather low-cost way to really improve the look of your entry and make your steps a little bit more functional as well. 

Widening the bottom few steps so that they make more of an impact on the space can be an excellent way to make your staircase the focal point of this part of your house. You also have the option of moving your staircase newels up a few steps, so that the balustrade doesn't block your new finish. 

Rather than completely replacing all of your stair parts - which can be beautiful but costly - this is a simple way to dramatically improve the appearance of your stairs without doing much construction. Consider the classic combination of natural wood and white paint to give the structure a lovely finish that goes with the rest of the house very well. Don't take the size of your staircase for granted. Sometimes, widening it can be the best thing for you. 

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