There’s no getting away from the fact that spiral staircases can add a real wow factor to your home. The sweeping curves add grace while the whimsical ornate design of the balustrade adds a touch of beauty. Aside from aesthetics however, they also provide an important space saving design feature. Because of the way that spiral staircases are structured, they have the ability to get you to an upper floor or a loft without taking up the entire room. Ultimately they’re perfect for more compact houses which are spread out over several floors.
So what other benefits do spiral staircases have?
Firstly they’re easy to install with full construction being completed off-site. In fact, if you’re a keen DIY’er with a little know how, it’s possible that you can install them yourself, saving you a lot of money in the process.
The second benefit is that spiral staircases can be as unique and as original as you want them to be. Any decent fabricator will be able to make a set of spiral staircases to your design, so they give you a chance to be creative. Stainless steel for example creates a modern look and the repetitive pattern creates an interesting design feature which can be echoed throughout the house to tie in the look.
Finally spiral staircases are usually fabricated using metal, particularly stainless steel. The reason for this is that it maintains it’s strength while the structure remains relatively light. As a result it can be painted or powder coated to just about any colour you want. This not only gives it a unique appearance, but protects the metal from everyday wear and tear.
Common mistakes people make when installing spiral staircases
If you do decide to make and install your own spiral staircase one of the mistakes that people make it to go overboard on the design and make it too complex. Instead keep it relatively simple with scrolling, rosettes, or something similar. It will look just as effective and be far less hassle. Don’t forget that accurate measurements are key if you want to achieve that perfect spiralised look and never drill or screw until you are sure that the components are in the right place.
If you’re considering adding a touch of glamour to your home with a spiral staircase then come and talk to Metro Steel. We’ve been fabricating metal structures including balustrades, gates, railings, mezzanine flooring and spiral staircases for many years. Call into our Deception Bay fab shop for a chat or contact us on 07 3204 1000 to see just how we can help.