Just imagine yourself going up and down the stairs that has no railings? Not safe, right? If there are elderly people and children using it then, these railings are a must. Although railings are very difficult to take care of, it is actually very important component to your home or building on several fronts. Moreover, it adds a sense of class and elegance to a house or building. As it comes in different designs, patterns and colors, you have a variety of choice to choose from. It is important for you to understand the different components of stair railings before buying and installing one in your house.
• Design- You should choose a design that best fits the style of the stairs. Stair railings are attached to newel posts. Newel posts are the big posts at the start, center and end of the stairs. These posts usually come in more complicated designs which are installed in each step of the stairs. Wooden newel post is the commonly used for the newel post. You should also always check that newel post is always tightened for the safety.
• Style- While choosing a style for stair railings for your home, you should always consider whether it will be installed inside or outside the house. Wooden stair railings are the most ideal design for the interior part of the house. It may be plain but you can paint it to give a more customized look. As for the exterior part, metal or iron stair railings can be used because these materials can resist any weather conditions. Wood and metal for stair railings also seem a unique combination. Besides style, it is very important to choose stair railings, which have quality and sturdiness.
• Safety: You do not have to require a professional help to install stair railings. Nowadays, internet provides many tutorial videos for the installation process. You should use banisters that are very easy to grip by every age group for the safety purposes. If you have kids or elderly people at your home, you should be careful in choosing more simple type of railings. Moreover, stair banisters must be sturdy enough to provide a good support to your railings. You should always consider renovating or buying a new house and check if it has stair baluster installed or not. It does not only provide safety but also highlights the value and beauty of the home decoration.