How to Design the Perfect Spiral Staircase

When it comes to our homes, many of us have outdoor decks in our backyard or patios on the second floor. Some of us are lucky enough to have both features. Upgrades can be made to both, but one way to accentuate your deck and patio would be to connect them using a spiral staircase. It would not only be aesthetically pleasing, but it would add value your home.

Below, we discuss how you can design the perfect spiral staircase for your home:Spiral staircase outdoors

First, decide the style

The first decision when designing your spiral staircase is what style your stairs will be built in. This not only includes the overall aesthetic (e.g. traditional vs. modern) but also things like where the railing will be, if you will include ornate designs, etc. Every other decision comes as you build the staircase, but having a plan on how you’re going to create it is a great start.

Create a visual

After this, it would be smart to go to a professional and have them create a visual for what you want to design. From there, they could begin to figure out what treads and railings they could use, or you could decide on them at that moment as well. A professional will also give you other ideas on how to construct your staircase, as well as bring up aspects of the project you might not have previously taken in to consideration.

Pick the right steps and railings

When deciding to build a staircase, one of the most important things is deciding on your steps. Selecting the right stair tread is crucial, simply because it will be what you will be stepping on and you want to make sure it’s the right choice so you won’t have to make any changes later. Some of the treads you could select for the outside staircase include red-oak tread, white oak, cherry, mahogany walnut, pine, or plywood.

Another obvious is decision when building your staircase is the railings. You could decide on horizontal bars that running parallel to the top railing or one with vertical bars running down the entire staircase.

Acadia Stairs can help create custom spiral stairs for your home with the supplies you need to get the job done. With years of industry experience, there is not a job too big or too small for our company to handle. For more information, please feel free to contact us today and speak to one of our stair professionals!