Whether your home is built on a slope or takes up multiple stories, stairs can add valuable functionality and aesthetic appeal. Multi-story houses typically have interior stairs, but exterior staircases can add a touch of visual interest while making it easier to navigate the different areas of your property. In this blog, we explore the basics of designing and installing an exterior staircase for your home.
Why Build an Exterior Staircase?
For some properties, the need for an exterior staircase is incredibly apparent: steep hillsides and raised entrances are difficult (if not impossible) to navigate without a set of stairs. However, some homeowners choose to build exterior stairs simply because they make it easier to access things like balconies, decks, and terraces that may already be accessible from inside the home.
Customize Your Home With Layouts, Colors, and Materials
When it comes to installing a new staircase, there are plenty of design options available. The benefit of an outdoor staircase is that it can directly impact the appearance of your home’s exterior. Staircases can be small (leading up to a front door or low deck) or large (connecting multiple floors), and they can take all kinds of shapes. Spiral staircases, L-shaped staircases, and even pyramid-shaped stairs are popular. Homeowners can choose from metal, wood, concrete, tile, and other materials to create a truly customized feature for their home. You can match the rest of your home’s architecture, or you can choose bright colors and unusual layouts to give your home a bold new look.
Going From Point A to Point B
There are all kinds of applications for exterior staircases. Homeowners can connect second-floor balconies to their ground-level backyards, or they may choose to add an exterior entrance to things like offices and in-law suites. Staircases make raised decks and entrances easier to access. Some homeowners install exterior staircases to their guest rooms or separate living spaces, allowing them to rent out rooms with their own entrances.
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