While it may not be seen as intriguing as renovating your kitchen, if you’re looking to give your house a modern boost, don’t forget the staircase. Updating a staircase can be done on a variety of budgets and in several different ways.

Contrast the Railing

Your railing doesn’t have to be matchy matchy with your staircase. For a more modern look, experiment with contrasting materials for the railing. For instance, metal balusters on a wood staircase can change the character and feel of the stairs.

Bring the Outside In

Anything is up for grabs when it comes to railings in your home. No longer are glass railings and cable rails seen as strictly outdoor materials. Try these railings inside for a more modern look for your staircase. Glass and cable railings will also make the spaces they are in seem more open and spacious.

Budget Fix

Not every staircase must be completely redone. If all you’re looking to do is spruce up the look of your stairs, consider cladding your stairs with new risers and treads. This will allow you to get the new, updated look you desire without breaking the bank. And since this will sit directly on top of your old stairs, you won’t need to worry about a messy demolition in your home.

Go Horizontal
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The default for railings tends to be to go vertical but don’t let this norm cage your creativity. If you’re looking for a new look on your stairs, consider taking your railing horizontal. It’s definitely not traditional but can be very modern.

Staircases should not be forgotten or stay stagnant in the midst of upgrading the look of your home. For the best in quality materials, visit your local Fairview Millwork and Kitchens and speak to one of our knowledgeable sales representatives. 

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