Staircase Remodeling: What To Consider When Remodeling Your Staircase

At The Great Lakes Stair & Millwork Co., we often hear from customers who are interested in remodeling their existing staircase in their home or commercial building. A staircase remodel is often thought of synonymously with a staircase renovation, however there are important distinctions for customers to keep in mind.

A staircase remodel should be thought of as a moderate change of basic components to give a staircase new life and a fresh look. A remodel is more cosmetic….think of it as a staircase makeover to improve the overall aesthetic appeal as well as bring the staircase up to today’s standards and codes. For example, we would consider the following items in a staircase remodel:

  • Convert wood spindles to metal (or vice versa)
  • Update stain or paint colors of spindles, banisters, and rails
  • Changing spindles, hand railing, or newel posts with more decorative or up to date options
  • Replacing staircase carpeting with the addition of a decorative stair carpet runner.

These types of cosmetic changes can be useful when preparing to stage a home for selling. We can update the staircase to today’s design trends as well as ensure all codes and standards are in place for the sale of a home. The staircase is a gathering area when entertaining and is often used for family or group photos. The staircase is one of the first things you see when you enter a home or business and will make a lasting impression with the people who come to visit you.

Staircase remodeling is meant to be a moderate update, and as minimally invasive a procedure as possible

A staircase renovation on the other hand is often a much larger (and more expensive) project and can involve removing and updating key structural components of a staircase such as treads, risers, and stringers. We At Great Lakes Stair often perform staircase renovations of historical staircases to bring them back to life while maintaining that exact historical look and feel. Additionally, in homes or businesses that have been damaged by fire or water, we will perform a staircase renovation to bring the staircase back to its original shape, form and look (because that is what insurance will cover). For more information, be sure to read our article on staircase renovation.

Great Lakes Stair Is Your # 1 Choice For Staircase Remodeling

The team at Great Lakes Stair is your #1 choice for staircase remodeling. After a 31 year evolving, continuing education in all things involving staircases, we know what to do and what mistakes to avoid when performing staircase remodeling. All we do are stairs! We have earned a reputation for taking on the tough staircase challenges that other companies are unwilling or unable to do, and we are able to complete these projects at a cost-effective price. We are a long term, family owned business which places customer service and satisfaction as our top priorities. Contact us today to discuss your staircase remodeling ideas and requirements.

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