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January 30, 2019

Create the “wow factor” by revamping your staircase

Home remodels and updates is an ongoing trend that will never go away. As times and trends change, so will your home, especially if you want to keep it at the height of what is in style. 

Many homeowners think of large-scale updates such as siding, windows, flooring, and entire kitchen and/or bath remodels. But have you ever thought about updating a more permanent fixture such as a staircase? If your staircase is boring, outdated, or lackluster, you could be missing a great redecorating opportunity. Don’t fret, this is easier than you think. 

PAINT - One really great way to revamp your staircase is to give it a paint job. Be creative though, don’t just slap on a coat of paint and call it a day. We’ve seen some homeowners paint a decorate runner on their existing staircase; it’s really neat! This idea is fun, easy, and will match any style you want to achieve.

TRIM - This elegant design has hit the ground running! Adding trim and/or molding between the stairs and drywall hides gaps that may be present and adds architectural value to a staircase. You should paint the trim or molding the same color as the walls - don’t worry, even though the same paint color is used, the accent created will stand out far more than you can imagine. 

GLASS - If you’re looking for a way to open up the space surrounding your staircase, try using glass. Glass balusters are fast-becoming a stylish way to direct light into a room or hallway - not to mention it creates the illusion of space. A staircase with glass balusters is seamless and suitable in homes with any style. You’ll find that by going with glass, your home will boast a turnkey design that looks and feels larger while charming your guests.

IRON - Elegant iron railings remain the most common staircase revamp. There are hundreds if not thousands of intricate designs that are simply breathtaking. An iron stair railing captivates attention because it provides a sophisticated visual presence, transforming it into a work of art. If sculptural statements are what you’re going for, iron stair railings will take your staircase to the next level.

STORAGE - Staircase storage is a popular trend in home design right now. Instead of losing valuable square footage underneath your steps, transform that area into usable space. You can do anything from cubby holes for wine bottles, a snug environment for your pets, a cozy office space with a laptop and printer, we’ve even seen a wet bar put in this space! The options are endless and so are your creative ideas.  

At Fischer Lumber, we know the importance of first impressions. As times change, it has become apparent that hall appeal is just as important as curb appeal. Our experienced staff can help guide you as you explore revamping your staircase to get the “wow factor” you’ve been dreaming of. If you’re in the market to upgrade handrails, select new spindle designs, or just want some design advice; stop by and see us in E. Alton anytime. Our team will listen to what you want, respect your budget, and help you transform your staircase into a true conversation piece.