Stair Railings - What Are the Perfect Stair Railings for Your Home?

Views:
 
     
 

Presentation Description

The stair railings are essential architectural components for safety and for the functionality of the home.

Comments

Presentation Transcript

Stair Railings - What Are the Perfect Stair Railings for Your Home? :

Stair Railings - What Are the Perfect Stair Railings for Your Home?

PowerPoint Presentation:

The stair railings are essential architectural components for safety and for the functionality of the home. They are also important for the overall interior design, ambience and appeal of the house. How do you know what kinds of railings are right for your home? This guide is designed to give you the answers.

PowerPoint Presentation:

What types of stair railings does your staircase require? In most cases, classic handrails are necessary. These go around the edge of the staircase that remains open. They are made to offer complete protection. One important thing to note is that the height of these components is usually subject to local building regulations.

PowerPoint Presentation:

You can choose from handholds with newels and continuous ones. The former are easier to construct and to install and these factors automatically make them cheaper. However, continuous handrails are much more sophisticated and elegant. They are often sturdier and more durable as well.

PowerPoint Presentation:

Wall stair railings are another option. These are used when the staircase is surrounded by walls on both sides. In general, they are not mandatory for home. However, this does not mean that they are not functional. Unlike the traditional handholds which require a frame and newel posts and balusters, these consist of one rail mounted on brackets, which are fixed to the wall.

PowerPoint Presentation:

What material is most suitable for stair railings? You can have railings made completely out of wood. You can choose newel post, baluster and handrail components made from a suitable timber material. The most recommended ones are ash and oak. Just keep in mind that the colors of these woods may vary upon finishing.

PowerPoint Presentation:

The metal balusters and handrails are other options to consider. The iron and steel balusters in particular can come in all sorts of designs with complex curved embellishments. In general, a combination between wood posts and handrail and metal balusters can be very classy and attractive.

PowerPoint Presentation:

How about style? The style of the stair railings has to match the style of the staircase and of the whole house in general. The choices are many and different. Victorian stairs and handholds are known for their rich and elaborate designs. The Georgian and Federation styles offer more classical appeal with fewer decorative components.

PowerPoint Presentation:

Art Nouveau is the style for you if you love dreamy romantic decorations with floral motifs. Art Deco focuses on zigzag geometric shapes which can be quite attractive. Contemporary style stair railings may be just right for you. These are influenced by natural forms and their purity and simplicity.

PowerPoint Presentation:

For more great information on perfect stair railings,visit www.stairworks.ca

authorStream Live Help