Year: 2016

BEST STAIRCASE DESIGN IDEAS FOR MODERN HOUSES

Blog | December 8th, 2016

Even though a staircase is a functional element in your modern house since it helps you traverse from floor to floor, you should still spend time and effort selecting the best staircase design for it. You need to remember that it must complement the rest of your decor on top of being easy to climb up and descend down for young and old alike. We understand that design decision for this element may be an overwhelming one for you. For this reason, we offer you a list of staircase ideas below to lessen the stress of choosing the one that […]

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THINGS TO CONSIDER WHEN CHOOSING TIMBER STAIRS FOR STILT HOUSES

Blog | December 1st, 2016

Stilt houses serve a variety of purposes from protecting your belongings in a flood to providing you with a clear view of the surrounding area. While the stairs on the inside do not deserve special consideration in comparison to other types of houses, the outdoor ones do to ensure that they will endure the elements and the extra height requirements for their construction. Layout of the Stairs Needs to Be Secure The footings of these stairs will need to be of concrete and sufficiently deep in the ground to prevent them from washing away during a flood. In addition, the […]

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TIPS FOR CHOOSING THE BEST HARDWOOD FOR YOUR STAIRCASE

Blog | November 16th, 2016

Since the characteristics of hardwoods vary between the different species available today, it is important to consider which one is ideal for your specific staircase. For example, while certain hardwoods are suitable for exterior staircases, others fail to produce favourable results and should only be included in interior staircases. Location of the stairs, durability of the hardwood and the type of finish you will apply all play into this decision. To further education on this topic, we offer additional information in the facts that follow. Location of the Staircase One consideration is the location of the staircase since certain species […]

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ANTIQUE AND VINTAGE STYLE STAIRS

Blog | November 3rd, 2016

When selecting staircase plans for your home, the antique and vintage style stairs may suit your decor in an ideal manner. Stairs that fit into either one of these categories capture the look of a bygone era. You select the time period that appeals to your preference and fits your house design. A staircase is an important focal point for the area of the house that it is in, and you should give a great deal of thought to the style of it before you choose the right type for you. Below, you will discover additional information about this topic […]

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WHY STAIRCASES SHOULD BE KID-FRIENDLY

Blog | October 21st, 2016

Stairs or Staircases are attractive, functional features that allow you to traverse from one level of house to another. A wide assortment of styles, shapes and designs are possible in these elements, but certain ones are suitable for children while other ones are hazardous for them. If you are raising kids, you should ensure that your stairs do not pose any risk of injury to them. By doing so, you will not need to watch them constantly as they travel from one floor to the next. Reasons That Staircases Can Be Dangerous for Children Staircases can pose danger to kids […]

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WHEN TO USE GLASS PANELS TO ACCESSORISE YOUR STAIRCASE

Blog | October 7th, 2016

When planning your staircase, you can select a number of different ways to accessorise it. One popular method for accomplishing this is through the installation of glass panels along the sides. Panels such as these can reflect light back into the room, provide a modern or contemporary touch to the staircase, add elegance to a traditional staircase, and more. If you are unsure whether or not your particular staircase is right for these types of panels, read our list of ideas in the following information to learn additional facts. 1. Use Glass Panels With Narrow Staircases To create a more […]

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DESIGNING WITH BALUSTRADES

Blog | September 26th, 2016

Balustrades provide you with durable barriers to prevent you from falling off the stairs, landings or balconies in the interior or exterior of your home. While they offer such a useful purpose, they are also attractive and can increase the ambiance of the area. Today, balustrades are made with a wide variety of materials to match the decor of the home in the appropriate manner. You also can customise them to fit the specifications of your unique situation. Our company of Planet Stairs specialises in all the elements of staircases, including balustrades. Planet Stairs Manufactures and Supplies Various Types of […]

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UNDER STAIR STORAGE: WHAT’S NEW IN TIMBER STAIRCASE DESIGNS

Blog | September 9th, 2016

Timber staircases are the most popular stairs found in homes today, for many reasons, mainly because timber naturally evokes a warm sense of calmness in people, and that is the feeling a home should have on a family. Because stairs are a necessity in multi-storied dwellings, the style of stairs matters, not only for the purpose of personal aesthetic taste and functionality, but also for the amount of space necessary for them. Builders have always wrestled with the planning and construction of stairs in their attempts to make them more useful, while being careful not to take up more space […]

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THE IMPORTANCE OF STAIRCASE RAILINGS FOR CHILDREN’S SAFETY

Blog | August 19th, 2016

While timber staircases provide an effective way to traverse from one level of a house to another, they can be dangerous for young children without the addition of staircase railings. All staircases have at least one side open when there are no railings present and certain styles contain two open sides. For this reason, stairs pose a risk of injury if children fall off an open side. As a parent, it is your responsibility to change this by the installation of the appropriate railings. Railings Offer Support for the Children Children just learning to climb stairs can steady themselves by […]

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HOME ARCHITECTURAL DESIGNS: STAIRS MATTER

Blog | August 10th, 2016

While timber stairs are an effective method for traversing from one floor to another in a home, these elements also are important architectural design features today. Staircases are possible in any width, height or style that you may prefer or require for your house. The wood grain in the timber in these staircases provide a warm, earthy ambiance to the area. Let us further explore stairs as a design feature in the information that follows. Use Your Imagination Allow your imagination to be your guide when you design the staircase in your home. While a tight spiral staircase presents an […]

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