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All you need to know about building stairs in your house

Homify Logo By Vartika Gupta of Homify | Slide 1 of 7: Building stairs is a task that needs attention to detail and utmost precision in terms of planning, measurements, calculation and construction. First and foremost you need to establish the usage of the stairs, whether the stairs are exterior or interior depending on which you would be able to choose the material for building the staircase. An interior staircase can be constructed using delicate, high maintenance material and even be carpeted for warmth and look, but an exterior staircase has to be weather proof, stain proof and strong enough to endure extreme wear and tear. If the stairs are interior, then their usage has to be established, whether they lead to the roof, or will they need a lot of furniture to be carried on, or do they just lead up a mezzanine floor and will need to carry less load, or they are just required as a two step staircase that leads to the living room in depth. Once the usage and the place is established, you can proceed to the next step towards building your stairs, i.e. measurements.

What to keep in mind before planning to build stairs

Building stairs is a task that needs attention to detail and utmost precision in terms of planning, measurements, calculation and construction. First and foremost you need to establish the usage of the stairs, whether the stairs are exterior or interior depending on which you would be able to choose the material for building the staircase. An interior staircase can be constructed using delicate, high maintenance material and even be carpeted for warmth and look, but an exterior staircase has to be weather proof, stain proof and strong enough to endure extreme wear and tear. If the stairs are interior, then their usage has to be established, whether they lead to the roof, or will they need a lot of furniture to be carried on, or do they just lead up a mezzanine floor and will need to carry less load, or they are just required as a two step staircase that leads to the living room in depth. Once the usage and the place is established, you can proceed to the next step towards building your stairs, i.e. measurements.
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