Giving your staircase a makeover can be easy and fun. We often get intimidated by the thought of renovations, but there are simple ways to completely transform any area in your house with a few simple changes to your stairs.
Because the staircase is a focal point in any room, whether the entryway or the kitchen, it is important to know what you want before you decide anything. Depending on the decor in the rest of the house, you can easy give your stairs a makeover that will fit in seamlessly with the rest of the areas it will be seen with. For example, in a traditionally decorated house, some ornate decorations or dark staining will help to keep the look consistent, but will present a refreshed and updated appearance. On the other, hand, you might want to add a bold color to the stairs to make the rest of the room pop (with matching accent pieces, this can go a long way). If you really want to get adventurous and have the time, there are spiral staircase kits that will convert any home into a modern marvel.
Know what you are working with
Anyone can tell you from experience, you can’t really give your stairs a makeover until you know what you are working with. If you are ripping out your carpet, for example, you should know if your treads are solid wood before you plan to paint or stain. If you want to re-carpet, you should make sure that the stairs are in good enough condition, because what you can’t see underneath the steps could be dangerous. If you plan ahead and have alternative ideas ready, you will be ready for anything that comes your way.
Depending on where the stairs are, you might consider ways to create more space. If you have a straight staircase, you can easily convert the space underneath the stairs into a storage area. Adding shelves or doors will allow you to hide more clutter around the house. Spiral staircases also open up more floor space in a room to allow for more furniture or an area rug. Knowing what will work best in your house will give you some direction when planning out your staircase makeover.
Be Inspired, but Realistic
It can be tempting to see all of the great ideas on places like Pinterest and want to jump right in and give your stairs a makeover. But it is important to make sure that first, it is doable for your own stairs and second, that it will be something you will be happy with for a long time to come. Renovating a staircase doesn’t have to be difficult and time-consuming, but it does take work. Even the smallest changes and additions will completely change the look and feel of your house, so keep that in mind as well as you begin the makeover process.
A staircase makeover is an easy and simple way to transform your house without having to do too many renovations. There are easy makeover ideas out there that will fit your style and budget and will be easy to change. But always have a plan and know what you are doing before you begin so you don’t run into any unfixable surprises.
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