Year: 2017

FROM STAINED WOOD TO PAINTED WHITE: TIPS ON HOW YOU CAN PAINT YOUR STAIRS

Blog | December 11th, 2017

Do you have a staircase that you’ve been planning to restore and paint, but just haven’t got around to tackling the project yet? If you have never painted a stair case before, you are in for a surprise when you get around to it, it’s not as easy as it may seem. The best advice is to find some tips on painting wood, it will definitely help you to prepare everything you’ll need to know to get started. Some Helpful Tips on How You can Paint Your Stained Wood Stairs If your stained wood staircase has seen better days, and […]

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TYPES OF BALUSTRADES AND HANDRAILS THAT ARE IDEAL FOR CLASSIC EUROPEAN INSPIRED HOMES

Blog | December 4th, 2017

When you are putting together your dream home, how much attention do you pay to the handrails or balustrades within it? For classic European homes or at least those inspired by the fashion, properly adorning your stairs with high-quality and visually appealing handrails can be a real difference-maker. So, whether you are looking at putting a balustrade around your balcony or a handrail around your spiral staircase, there is a certain approach you should take — particularly in homos of the classic European variety. Let’s leap into a mini-guide that can help lead you to make the right choice. Balustrades […]

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WHAT MAKES MDF A PRACTICAL MATERIAL CHOICE FOR STAIRCASES?

Blog | November 15th, 2017

Timber is often the standard go-to for staircases – and for good reason; timber is durable, sustainable, not too pricey, and very aesthetically pleasing. However, timber does have a number of drawbacks that make it a not-so-ideal choice for low-maintenance staircases. For starters, not all timber is of top-quality to qualify for the truly stunning. Timber used in staircases can be damaged through regular traffic or due to accidents, and may not always be readily replaceable or repairable. Thankfully, there are new and innovative materials that can be used to replace traditional timber staircases – MDF being one of them. […]

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FACTORS TO CONSIDER WHEN BUILDING TIMBER STAIRS FOR YOUR NEW HOME

Blog | November 7th, 2017

Timber is, without a doubt, one of the most beautiful building materials available. Not only is it durable, long-lasting, and aesthetically pleasing to the senses, but it is also sustainable. One of the best examples of how beneficial timber has been in construction of building is staircases. Interesting to note that staircases are one of the oldest types of structures built by man, and these have graced many different buildings from all world cultures, since the dawn of recorded history. The popularity of timber staircases remain to this day, although the aesthetics and applications have changed to keep up with […]

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MOST COMMON DESIGNS AND MISTAKES IN STAIRCASES

Blog | October 23rd, 2017

Staircases are a staple of architecture that has been around since ancient times. Because of its long-standing usage, it has some established rules that need to be observed in order for an architect to properly execute the desired pattern or style of stairs, so that it functions and looks as it was planned. In spite of all of its established aesthetics however, there are still a lot of design mistakes that are being done when it comes to staircase construction, usually revolving around the issue of aesthetics or material of choice. In some very rare cases, it is even the […]

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IS THERE REALLY A PURPOSE FOR STAIR NOSING?

Blog | October 16th, 2017

Nearly everyone in world has used stairs at some point in their lives. Stairs are an ancient and very popular architectural feature found in nearly every structure throughout history. While everybody knows what stairs are, not everyone knows what stair nosing is used for. In fact, many people have seen it, stepped on it, and have even accidentally hit their shins on it, but not a lot of people know its purpose. Some folks think it’s installed for aesthetics’ sake, while others believe it’s there to add some traction to stairs. Still, many others have absolutely no clue what it’s […]

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HOW STAIRCASE REMODELLING CAN HELP ENHANCE YOUR HOME’S INTERIOR BEAUTY

Blog | September 29th, 2017

In most houses, a staircase is the main point of focus. While you might not have put much thought into installing a staircase initially, or maybe you have just moved in a new house with a staircase, there will come a time to renovate and the staircase is sure to come up. Why remodel your staircase, and what materials should you use? These are some ‘big’ questions home owners are faced with. The information below will help answer these. Reasons to enhance your home’s interior beauty by remodeling your staircase: 1. Outdated stairs should be top of your reasons to […]

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DIFFERENCES BETWEEN MDF AND SOLID WOOD MATERIAL FOR STAIRCASES

Blog | September 15th, 2017

If you have your heart set on getting a customised staircase for your home, you are not alone. The renewed interest in old-fashioned craftsmanship is on the rise, mainly due to the fact that the artistic appeal that can be produced is far superior to the run-of-the-mill staircase designs offered today. With that said, after deciding the style of staircase for your home, the next step would be choosing the material for your new staircase. Customised staircases can add elegance, class, and style that property owners desire to imbue into their homes, but when it comes to deciding the material […]

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GEOMETRIC STAIRCASE DESIGNS: WHAT MAKES THEM A UNIQUE ART?

Blog | August 28th, 2017

Staircases have always held a certain distinct mystique about them that has become a standard trope in art. Whether it’s their seemingly gravity-defying feature, or the simple fact that these symbolise the ascent towards a higher plane, staircases have always been refined and perfected throughout the centuries. And, at several points throughout the thousands of years that they have been around, these have been turned into a pinnacle of art and a concrete testament of architectural expertise. One of the most sought after designs since time immemorial which persist to this day are geometric staircases. The aesthetics is much sought-after, […]

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WHY SPIRAL STAIRCASES ARE IDEAL FOR SMALL SPACES

Blog | August 17th, 2017

When homeowners have limited space in their houses, a staircase can engulf too much of the room it is in if they do not select the right style. If this scenario fits your house, you need to consider the merits of the spiral staircases that are available today. While these still offer an easy way to traverse from one level to the next in your home, they do so in a space-saving, attractive manner just for part of the benefits of installing one in a small residence. For further details on why these staircases are ideal for small spaces, keep […]

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