A fine-looking staircase has the potential of becoming an exquisite focal point in the house; in fact, the interior designers have been focusing on the stair as their main projects. A gorgeous staircase is defined by several aspects. Their design is the most important one, but the railing has gradually altered from simple looks providing safety and protection to a pleasing and elegant details.
Some modern staircase railing may have a sleek and minimalist design or it can have a more classical design like the material is made of wood and have a relatively simple but strong and sturdy constructions. A contemporary staircase should have a surprise element between stairs and the railings that are contrast to each other, as an example the stairs are black or white and very simple while the railings has a classical look; it looks magnificent but it also contrast with the chic and classical wooden railing that has a different style.
It is important to understand the design and the condition of the house member before deciding which type of railing you are going to have. If you have a small kid in the house, then you wouldn’t want a railing that has a gap that is too big between the railings as it may be dangerous for the kids.
However, if the design of the house is minimalist you need a railing that looks spacious and simple. You don’t have to worry if you have kids yet you want a minimalist design for the staircase railing. You can have big gaps between the vertical rails and add some diagonal rails between them as a protection for the kids when they are going up and down.
There are some mistakes that some people have done on their staircase railing. Here I point it out for you so that you will prevent those mistakes.
- Make sure the distance each spindle or baluster meets the requirement set forth by the building codes department
- Be specific regarding the location of the newel post
- Do not build it according to your assumption! Consult your idea first to the architect or designer to prevent miscalculations
- Make sure the height of all rises is consistent from the first step to the top step
Be sure that the spindles are planted properly to prevent wobbles that may damage the railings