Staircases come in a variety of looks and styles. Often the home revolves around the central staircase separating the floors. The amount of wear and tear stairs receive over time can lead to dulling and damage. Interior remodeling is a big project that should include the help of a contractor or professional. For a big impact on the feeling of your home, don’t forget to include updating your staircase during your remodel.
Vacuuming, cleaning and polishing stairs can improve their look immediately. Cleaning and polishing wooden steps can bring out a high-quality finish in your wood. If painting the steps, consider cleaning, polishing and sanding down the surface. The paint more readily grips to a sanded surface free of debris.
During an interior remodel, you may already be replacing the carpeting or flooring elsewhere in the home. If the stairs have carpet or a runner, consider replacing them at the same time as the surrounding flooring. Not only does this ensure the flooring matches, but it also updates the stairs improving their overall aesthetic look.
If the handrails on the staircases are falling apart, consider replacing them. Not only can a new handrail update the look of your home overall, but it can increase the safety of using the stairs. With the amount of traffic that goes up and down them, the interior stairs should be as safe as possible. At minimum, check the handrail’s anchors and any loose pieces. Fixing and repainting the handrail can offer a short-term solution, but many older ones need to be replaced altogether.
When you consider interior remodeling, look for a qualified professional to walk you through the steps needed to make the home look the way you want. They can help coordinate the contractors and work with designers to leave you with a revamped home you love.