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Having a custom staircase installed in your home is no small project. The entire design and installation process can take upwards of several weeks, and it’s important to properly prepare your home before the project even begins. Otherwise, you’re risking delays and complications with the installation. Fortunately, there are a few simple steps that you can take as a homeowner to help streamline the process.

At S&A Stairs, we create lasting partnerships with each of our clients, and we’re here to ensure that every project is a success. In addition to providing high-quality custom designs and installation services, we’re also here to provide expert tips and advice for homeowners. Here’s how you can prepare your home for a new custom staircase.

Remove Important Items from Your Second Floor

The entire construction and installation phase for your custom staircase can take a week or longer, so it’s important to remove all important items from your second floor if you don’t have a second staircase in your home.

The team at S&A Stairs uses state of the art design and construction methods to streamline your project, but you should plan to not have access to your second floor for a while.

It’s important to keep your home as free from clutter as possible - renting a temporary storage facility lets you have access to the things you need without cluttering up your home.

Before demolition and construction can begin, you’ll need to clear the area in your home around the staircase. Remove all furniture, decorations, and home goods to minimise obstructions.

Remove Carpeting

If you have carpet on your existing staircase, you can help move the project along by completely removing the carpet and padding from the staircase before the project beings. Simply find the corner of the carpet and start ripping it up to quickly remove the carpet - be sure to do the same with the padding.

While removing carpet doesn’t take much time, doing this part yourself does save time in the project overall. Tearing up the carpet is one thing, removing it from your home and disposing of it is another, so doing that part beforehand allows the construction team to focus on the demolition and installation of your staircase.

Be Ready for Dust

A custom staircase project is going to kick up a lot of dust, both from the demolition and the construction of your new staircase. Be prepared for lots of dust throughout your home and plan accordingly by covering your air ducts, cracking your windows for proper ventilation, and wearing face masks when you’re near the construction area.

Dust can become trapped in your home, so you should try to circulate air as much as you can so the dust leaves your home through open windows or doors. Block off rooms near the staircase to keep the dust from entering, and do a thorough sweep after the project is done.

Fine dust that lingers in the air impacts the quality of your home’s air. You may want to temporarily use an air purifier in your home to improve the air quality.

S&A Stairs

At S&A Stairs, our goal is to make the entire custom staircase project as seamless as possible. By partnering with you every step of the way, you can help us streamline the project by getting your home prepared ahead of time.

We’ve been at the forefront of custom staircase designs for decades, and we’re ready to help you transform your home with a stunning custom design. Get in touch with the team at S&A Stairs for more information or to set up your design consultation.