When you have a nice staircase, this can be a lovely focal point. It’s a great way to create uniqueness in your home out of something that would normally be a boring mundane necessity. The selling price of your home can also increase when you have a functional and good-looking staircase. If you are thinking about renovating your staircase into something delightful and tantalizing to the eye, our team here at Orange Contracting has made a guide that you can follow.
It is important to fully understand all the requirements, your budget, and making sure to hire the best team there is to complete your staircase renovation.
Transforming Your Staircase
You will find that no matter what renovation you need or want to do in your home, it always ends up costing a pretty penny. This is why you want to ensure your renovation is done right the first time, especially when you are putting so much time and money into the project. Follow these steps to help ensure everything is done right.
New Space Design
If you feel like you are limited for space in your house and are looking for more, renovating your staircase to utilize the space underneath it as storage is a great way to optimize all your available space. Depending on how big the area is under your stairs, some options of utilizing it can include:
-Whatever you can imagine
Certain requirements are going to dictate what the cost is going to be. You can expect to spend around $1000 for a professionally installed simple closet that has some shelves. If drawers are something you want instead, prepare for about $2000. If it’s custom cabinets that have nice solid doors with stylish glass inserts, this will raise the cost by a few more thousand dollars. A good thing to keep in mind is that when you are getting such a highly customized storage staircase, it is best enjoyed when you are not selling the house any time soon.
Same Money Where You Can
Staircases are usually the first thing you see when entering a home. Due to this, it’s best when it looks nice. If your staircase is worn-down and doesn’t add any positive aesthetic to your home, you should consider getting a new one. However, a complete staircase renovation is no cheap endeavor. Brace yourself for it to cost anywhere from $8,000-$10,000. This includes things like a handrail, risers, new treads, posts, and balusters. If several risers are required, a landing might need to be added and this will also increase the overall cost.
But don’t worry if cost is an issue. Instead of an entire staircase renovation, you can direct your attention to whatever part of the staircase that needs the most attention. For instance, if your risers and treads are what need replacing, just change them out and keep the remainder of the staircase. You might only need to spend $1000 for prefinished 12 treads and 13 risers. For the complete cost which will include hourly installation charges and additional tools, you can expect the total to be about $12,000-$15,000. If you don’t want to do a whole renovation and your staircase is in good condition but you want to add a little something extra to it, decals are available for the risers. These can be bought for under $10.
Refinishing Your Existing Staircase
If you are dealing with a dull staircase, some options instead of renovating are adding some fresh paint colours. Get rid of old, raggedy carpet and paint the risers as your upgrade. If there are any flaws in the treads, a dark colour will be able to hide that. For wooden stairs, use a stain. For a quirky look, you can make abstract designs and geometric patterns.
This is a great DIY project that you can do to save some money. If you do end up hiring a professional, it still shouldn’t be too expensive either. For an average 12ft staircase, a professional painter can normally charge about $350-$500. However, if a carpet needs to be removed, or the risers need to be cleaned, or the treads need fixing or the railing needs to be repaired, this will increase the cost. It’s important to inform your painter before you hire them and they should do a home visit to give you an estimate.
How Our Renovation Experts Can Help
There are a few different things that you need to take into consideration when thinking about a staircase renovation. The biggest thing you will need to consider is the cost. This is going to dictate if you revamp the existing staircase or can do a completely new build. Our team at Orange Contracting can help you with any decision you make for your Newmarket Home Renovation! Contact us today at (416) 817-2590 if you would like to utilize our amazing services!