Cost Factors When Pricing Your Staircase

June 26, 2015 2 min read

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 someone who specializes in building and installing stair systems. Contractors who specialize in stair building will know local codes and they can help you choose the most appropriate staircase for your home.

You will need to determine the type of staircase you would like before you begin designing it. The type of staircase you choose will affect the cost and design possibilities of your staircase. A straight staircase is when the run of the stair travels from one floor to another without bends or turns. A return staircase means the stair will change direction by 180 degrees at the landing. An L staircase changes direction at the landing by 90 degrees. Curved staircases will gently curve between the two floors.
Straight staircases are perhaps the easiest, as most parts come pre-fabricated. Adding a Return or L will increase the price as will customizing stairs with custom parts. But having the option to create a one-of-a-kind staircase is priceless. Custom staircases are always worth the extra cost.

If you are tempted to take on stair building as your next D-I-Y project, consider hiring a professional stair crafter. It will cost you a little more, but will ensure that everything is done correctly. When you hire a reputable stair builder you are guaranteeing that your staircase will be designed and built to work with your space and installed properly and according to building codes.

If you have general questions about stair building, need more information about specific pricing, or would like assistance from professionals in designing your staircase, please give us a call at 1-800-403-1480 or email us at We would love to help you create your staircase today.



Article by Amber Burkhart

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