Probably you do not pay so much attention to your staircase. You use it to move from floor to floor and that’s it. Maybe we adjust it occasionally with a safety gate or some stairs , but that often stops. Still, it is quite a good idea to see what kind of stairs you have and whether you do not want to replace them. Adjusting a staircase may be due to safety, it can give the room a completely different look, but it can also make a room a lot more open.
An open or a closed staircase
The first choice you have to make when purchasing a new staircase is whether you want to have the stairs open or closed. This means whether your steps are stuck together, or that you can look through your steps / put your foot through them. An open staircase gives a very spacious effect. There are no vertical shelves (also called risers), which makes the staircase itself less noticeable. A closed staircase is the most common type of staircase in the Netherlands and has as an example that the space is optimally used. It is very easy to make a cupboard under the stairs. In addition, it also retains more heat and insulates better. However, a dense staircase is prominent in space.
The spiral staircase
This staircase will also sound very familiar. A spiral staircase goes up via a turn. A spiral staircase takes up quite a lot of space, which certainly needs to be taken into account. Especially in a large space a spiral staircase is good. There is also the possibility to have a spiral staircase made entirely to taste, because there is a combination of different materials.
Do you have an attic or an upper room and do you want to save space? Then look at the possibilities for an attic staircase. This is a foldable and extendable staircase. The stairs are collapsed until you pull on a string and take the stairs down and with this you open the room you want to go. An attic staircase can consist of one, two or three parts.
The safety of a staircase
As described earlier, it often happens that staircases are placed on a staircase. This may be because someone wants to limit damage to the stairs, but often it is also done because of the anti-slip and therefore safety. Do you want to make sure you never slip out again? Then take a staircase of anti-slip material. Especially if you have children in your house this is an ideal solution. Naturally, fire stairs can also be considered as emergency exits .