Whether you are remodeling your home to add one or several upper floors because you need that additional space or if you are planning the layout for your new multi-story home, you will need to consider the importance of the design and the material that you will use for the stairs that will be constructed. When it comes to staircase design, you will need to pick one that will blend with your home’s layout, your furniture and fixtures as well the whole interior design that you have in mind for your home. Typically, there are two options. You can go with an elegant design which constitutes a grand staircase with elaborate iron balusters, carved wooden handrails and plush carpeting, which you can typically find in big fancy homes, or, you can pick a design that simpler and more straightforward. However, never forget to think about safety while considering your final design.
When it comes to the materials to use for the construction of your home’s set of steps, it all goes back to the design that you will pick. Many still prefer the use of wood, because they appreciate the look and the classic style of a staircase with polished steps, carved wood stair railings and balusters. However, if want to go with a material that is more environmentally-friendly and fire-proof then you should consider staircase parts made from iron or other metals. Iron or stainless steel railings and balusters is also the way to go when it comes to exterior stairwells, balconies, porches and terraces.