Stairs are a permanent and integral part of your home’s interior, which means a great deal of thought needs to go into its overall design and quality of the stair parts. It’s easy to get distracted by current trends and style, so you should carefully take into consideration physical safety aesthetics during the design process.
Here are some important questions you should ask yourself before you begin designing your new staircase.
Measure the Pitch
The pitch is the space between the width of the step and the height of the rise. So when it comes to the safety aspect of the pitch, you need make sure it is not too high or too low, so there is no difficulties walking up or down the stairs. You should always choose a height that you and your family are comfortable walking on.
Double Check the Rails and Balustrades
Balustrades and rails play an important part in the overall stability of your stairs which is why they need to be checked and checked again. Checking the durability and strength of your rails and balustrades will ensure that your stairs are safe and secure every time someone in your family utilises them.
Width and Headroom
When designing your staircase, a common element people forget is that the width of the staircase is wide enough, and the head space area is high enough so that no-one bumps their head or struggles to comfortably walk up and down them.
Designing a staircase for your home is exciting. However overlooking the need for lighting can be hazardous, especially at night. Installing adequate lighting ensures the safety of your staircase no matter what time of day or night its being use.
We hope that these safety tips will help protect you and your family. If you would like more information or if you need new stairs for your Melbourne home, contact S&A Stairs.