You don’t have to settle for boring, traditional staircases, find a staircase that will improve the look of your home while giving you the functionality you need. This is particularly helpful when decorating your children’s rooms.
If you are looking to add a staircase in your child’s room, you have several options. While many are using ladder and ship style staircases, another unique idea is creating an alternating tread staircase.
The riser height is smaller and the run is longer than the ship ladders but the steps alternate so you can walk down face forward. Half of each tread is omitted so the run is reduced by half; however, because they are alternating treads, it may take a while to get used to the pattern- so focusing on the way down the first few times is crucial.
This staircase saves you more space and allows you to add more storage options.
It’s common for those who use alternating treads to incorporate a bookshelf as well. Using the inside of the treads as bookshelves for your children’s books is a good way to utilize the storage space. Use the treads as cubbies and display books and toys – clearing up the clutter that can take over children’s rooms (or any room for that matter).
If you’re interested in a typical, curved, spiral or custom made staircase like the alternating tread, contact the stair professionals at Acadia Stairs today and find the perfect staircase for your home.