Choosing a spiral staircase kit for your home saves space and adds a stylish focal point to the living area it serves. Spiral staircases only take up about half the space of traditional straight staircases, and with a range of designs and finishes to choose from, they can be like architectural sculpture in a home. Here are a few things to consider as you shop for a spiral staircase to order for your home:
- Kit or custom: Spiral staircases are available in kit form, ready-made configurations and custom designs. With your project dimensions and room style in mind, you can easily find a spiral staircase kit that’s a perfect fit for your living space.
- Materials and finishes: Spiral staircases are available in metal, wood, glass and combinations thereof, and finishes can range from the traditional to the high-tech. You can also find spiral staircases designed specifically for the great outdoors, ready to connect to a deck or rear entrance.
- Space considerations: Carefully evaluate the space you have to work with, making sure that the upstairs opening for your spiral staircase is sized to allow just the right amount of elbow room and a comfortable trip up or down.
- Beginnings and endings: Spiral staircase designs allow you to adjust the position of the first tread relative to the last for a smooth, logical travel pattern.
If you’re ordering a spiral staircase kit for a living space where you have to move a lot of stuff upstairs and downstairs, make sure you have generous enough staircase design to accomplish this, because spiral staircases’ namesake tight turns aren’t otherwise the greatest for maneuvering bulky items. However, spiral staircases are really great for getting people from one floor to another!