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Second Storey Additions 101: Why Your Staircase is Important

Dec 9, 2015

Due to the fact that land is often at a premium, we build a lot of second storey additions in the Perth area. We have found that one of the most underrated and important parts of building a second storey addition is the staircase. Why is the staircase so important?

Most people who ask us about second storey additions don’t even think about the stairway. To them it is just a way to get from upstairs to downstairs and vice versa. However, a stairway can sometimes be the difference between a home being the envy of your Perth neighbours and just another home.

Design vs Function

While the function of a stairway is obvious, we like to design stairways that perform that function while adding to the aesthetics of the house. A stairway that is well-designed can add significant value to your home if you ever decide to sell it. We like to make our stairways beautiful so that our clients can enjoy being in their homes.

We often create designs that give the illusion of more space and add natural curves to your home. When we make them a little wider than usual, it can make it easier for you and your family to transport furniture and other belongings up and down stairs. Ideally, your staircase provides easy traffic flow, modern aesthetics and practical considerations such as using the space under the stairs for storage drawers.

Safety First

It is extremely important that your stairways are child safe because your kids will be running up and down stairs for a long time. If you decide to stay in your home when you are older, you will want them to be elderly-friendly, too.

Conserving Space

Whenever possible, you want your stairway to be designed in a way that it takes as little possible space away from your downstairs living area. However, a spiral staircase can make it more difficult to get large objects up and down stairs.

For a Second Storey Addition with a Well-Designed Staircase…

Call us today: 1300 948 094.

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