Stairs will need updating for various reasons, but here are some quick ways to tell if your staircase is in a desperate need of a makeover.
If your stairs have carpet wrapped around each edge on each step, its time. Wrap around carpet really dates a staircase and creates an immediate eyesore. If you really want carpet on your stairs, but agree that what you currently have just isn’t working, remove the dated carpet and replace it with beautifully stained wood end caps and a new runner carpet. This is an easy and inexpensive update that will breathe new life into your old staircase.
Are your stairs talking to you? If your stairs are squeaking, creaking, or starting to sag, you should look into doing some updating. To make the necessary fixes will be a bit more invasive and involves more than just cosmetic changes. Call your local stair guy to get a diagnosis. You may just need a few repairs, but you could be looking at something more serious.
If your finish or stain has seen better days. Are your handrails or balusters worn, dirty, or chipped? Before your stairs start looking run down, take action. If you are confident in your ability to refinish your stairs yourself that's great, but you may consider hiring a professional for the very best outcome. Taking on a refinish job when you aren’t properly prepared or experienced can mean disaster. If you have any doubts, call for help.
Are your balusters generic and lacking style? Blah stair parts can keep your staircase from looking its absolute best. Add some style and instantaneously modernize your staircase with wrought iron balusters. Wrought iron balusters come in many styles and finishes to choose from. And the best part? You don’t need to rip apart your stairs to do this.
If your stairs look a little out of place with your other furnishings. Like the look of modern, but your stairs were built to be cool thirty years ago? Consider investing in a brand new beautiful custom designed staircase. Another thing to consider is that your staircase was probably constructed from basic stock material and was not intended to withstand the test of time. It may be time to upgrade to quality materials that you can enjoy for years to come.
Article by Amber Burkhart
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