Staircase Renovation – What You Need To Know

Over 30 Years Of Staircase Design And Installation

In our over 30 year history at Great Lakes Stair & Millwork Co., we have done hundreds of staircase renovations for both residential and commercial customers. We help our customers determine if it is better to remove and replace a staircase, or if we can renovate the stairs. We are a company that specializes in staircases and can guide you on what to do and what to avoid when considering a staircase renovation.

Is It More Cost Efficient To Renovate Stairs Or Replace?

One of the questions we get asked frequently about renovating staircases is “Is it more cost efficient to renovate my staircase, or replace it?” There is no “one-size-fits-all” answer here, as it depends greatly on each individual customer’s circumstances. In some cases, it may be more economical and efficient to renovate the staircase, but in other cases in may make more sense to do a complete staircase replacement. We evaluate the needs and desired end result for each customer, provide different options to meet those needs and expectations, and develop a solution that meets your budget. With our 30 year education in staircase design and installation, we can provide options that less experienced staircase companies and designers (and trim carpenters) cannot offer.

What Are Some Reasons To Consider Renovating A Staircase?

There are many reasons to consider a staircase renovation. A staircase is the most functional piece of furniture in your home or business. Here are a few reasons to consider a renovation:

  • To provide better flow and make it easier to traverse.
  • One of the biggest reasons people leave their homes when they age is, they can no longer navigate going up and down their stairs. We can provide a staircase renovation or redesign to make the stairs easier to traverse, which may enable the elderly to stay in their homes longer. We can also evaluate and renovate exterior staircases for these same reasons.
  • To update the overall design as well as bring the staircase up-to-date with today’s codes. A staircase is the first thing people see when entering a home and often the last thing visitors see when they leave your home or business. People tend to congregate around the staircase especially at family gatherings for photos.
  • Home staging when selling: a staircase renovation can update the look of your home, make it more modern and create an incredibly unique experience often for less money than you would think. We often work with realtors, designers, and architects who turn to us for our expertise in staircase design and renovation.

Are Certain Staircases Better Candidates For Renovation Than Others?

From our standpoint, all staircases can be candidates for renovation. We have performed some very unique stair renovations; we specialize in “Unique, Challenging stairs”!  We have the experience, know-how and ability to handle any type of stair renovation project.

How Long Does A Typical Stair Renovation Take?

The length of time for a staircase renovation depends on the complexity of the project with our top priority being safety. We have seen averages of 2 days to 2 weeks depending on the extent of the staircase renovation. We can provide a turnkey experience in our renovation projects including pre-finishing, drywall repair, associated trim as well as paint, stain and finishing. We do as much in our manufacturing facility as possible, so we do not inconvenience customers with finishing odors and additional construction time in their homes or businesses.

What Makes Great Lakes Stair The Ideal Partner For Your Staircase Renovation?

With over 30 years’ experience in our field and our continuing education in the design, manufacturing and installation of both residential and commercial staircase projects, Great Lakes Stair is uniquely positioned to save you money and provide a successful outcome on your renovation project. We know what questions to ask our customers, and what mistakes to avoid with stair renovation projects. We invite you to take advantage of our experience with your staircase projects; give us a call at 330-225-2005 or contact us today to discuss your requirements.

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