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Building a New Home: How to Choose the Perfect Staircase

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Building a new home is an exciting journey with many design elements to consider. From the kitchen benchtops to the bathroom tiles, every detail plays an important role in creating the perfect space.

If you have your heart set on a double-storey home, one design element that you may not have considered yet is your staircase.

Choosing the perfect staircase is one of those important yet often overlooked considerations. A well-chosen staircase can add both beauty and function to your home and be an integral part of your home design that ties your entire home together. Here are some important things you need to consider when choosing the perfect staircase for your dream home.

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Find Your Style

Depending on the architectural design of your home, there are various staircase styles to choose from, such as modern, traditional, or minimalist. It's essential to make sure your staircase complements the overall design of your home.  For example, a sleek and modern staircase may not fit well in a Hamptons-inspired home, which leans more towards a warm, classic feel. Consider the style of your home and choose a staircase that will enhance its overall aesthetic.

Practicality and Functionality

While it's tempting to focus solely on the visual appeal of your staircase, don't overlook its practicality and functionality. Think about who will be living in the space. Do you have young children or elderly family living in the home?  In that case, you may need to consider factors like handrails and balustrades, the stair surface texture, carpet or timber to ensure your staircase is a good fit for your household.

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Know Your Budget

Staircases are available in a range of materials, designs, and finishes, and the cost can vary significantly depending on the size and complexity of the design. Knowing your budget beforehand can help narrow down your choices and ensure that you choose a design that fits your budget. 

Consider Your Lifestyle

Your lifestyle should also play a role in your staircase selection. Are you someone who loves to entertain? If so, a wide staircase with a grand design may be more suitable for welcoming guests into your home. Or, if you have pets, consider choosing durable materials that can withstand scratches and wear and tear over time.

You can never have enough Storage

One of the most overlooked spaces in a home is the space under the staircase. By installing hooks, cupboards, or shelves, you can use the space for storage, providing efficient organisation and making maximum use of space in your home. It's the perfect hiding space for those oversized items like Christmas Trees, which come out once a year.

Let There Be Light

Lighting plays a critical role in creating the perfect ambience for your staircase. With the right lighting solutions, you can transform an ordinary staircase into a stunning focal point in your home.

Get Creative With Lighting

Consider incorporating different types of lighting, such as task lights or accent lights, to highlight certain features of your staircase and add depth and dimension to your space. You can get creative with various lighting options, such as LED strip lights or chandeliers, to enhance the overall look and feel of your staircase while also adding a touch of personal style. Don't be afraid to use different lighting solutions to find the perfect fit for your dream staircase.

Open Treads and Risers Maximise Natural Light

If you want to maximise the natural light in your home, choose stairs with open treads and risers, as they allow light to filter through. This design element allows for the staircase to look less dense, providing a more open and bright look to your space.  If that's beyond your budget, a well-placed feature window can also enhance the area while inviting in daylight.

Choosing the perfect staircase for your dream home requires careful consideration of various factors, including style, practicality, budget, lifestyle, space utilisation, and lighting. By keeping these essential points in mind and exploring different options within each category, you can find a staircase that not only adds beauty and function to your home but also reflects your personal style. Don't be afraid to get creative and think outside the box when it comes to designing your dream staircase. After all, it's the finer details that make a house feel like a home.  So take your time and choose wisely.

Ready to start your new home journey? Have a chat with one of our experienced Building and Design Consultants today to help you select the best staircase for your lifestyle and budget, or explore our latest Display Home, which has a stunning staircase on show.

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