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The staircase is one of the main focal points in your home. Its fundamental purpose is to provide access to the different levels of your house, but it also adds beauty, personal style and architectural interest to a home’s design.
Most of us don’t choose a staircase very often. Stairs and railings come in many varieties, shapes and sizes, and the process can feel intimidating at times. A good place to start is by looking at the style of your home. A modern, sleek staircase will look best in contemporary homes, and traditional colonial homes generally feature a straight staircase that lines up with the front door.
The parameters of your project are just as important as your home’s style. Budget, space, building codes and safety requirements will help narrow down your stair options. And of course, your personal style and preferences should always be considered. At the end of the day, the decision is yours, so take the time to make sure every detail is right for you and your family. Even if you don’t have small children now, you may want to think about a time when there will be tiny feet on your stairs. Likewise, you may want to consider ease of use for elderly family members.
Every staircase is custom to a degree, as every home will have different measurements. Custom built stairs are a great option, because they add to the architectural uniqueness of your home while fitting nearly any space limitation. Woodhaven’s experienced professionals have the capabilities to create custom stair and rail systems that meet your exact specifications. They’ll work with you to create a custom staircase as unique as your home.
If you’re in need of a spiral staircase solution to maximize space, Woodhaven can help you navigate every twist and turn. Spiral staircases can be engineered to fit into very small spaces, or present a dramatically sweeping entrance. Their experienced professionals have the capacity to engineer spiral staircases in classic steel, solid wood, forged iron, aluminum, and galvanized steel.
The stairs may get most of the glory, but a staircase isn’t complete until the rail system has been defined and selected. Woodhaven offers many rail components that will add a touch of elegance to your unique stair design; including balusters, newels, handrails, fittings, and stair treads. Ask and they will gladly show you the many designs and styles available.
If your head is spinning faster than a spiral staircase, it’s okay. The experts at Woodhaven know how to make a staircase project a simple and enjoyable experience. Over the years, Woodhaven’s skilled team has perfected every step of the stair buying process.
The first step is to call or visit Woodhaven to set up a site visit to your property. Show them your ideas, sketches, architectural drawings, anything that conveys what you’re looking for. The site visit helps Woodhaven get a better understanding of your home, and gives them a chance to walk you through appropriate styles and materials. They’ll also help you understand what you can and can’t do in your home. Woodhaven looks at your home design and wish list with a fresh pair of eyes, which can be a valuable asset. They want to help you choose the best staircase for your home – plain and simple.
Woodhaven manufactures stairs in its state-of-the-art facility in Lakewood, NJ. The building of the stairs begins once there is an approved scope of work. Estimated time and cost to build the stairs is influenced by things like: number of risers, complexity of style, and degree of custom work. In approximately two to three weeks the stairs and railing are delivered to the property and ready for installation. Homeowners have the option to use Woodhaven for the install, or their own contractor.
7 Steps to the “Perfect Staircase”
With help from the experts at Woodhaven, your new staircase is only a few steps away.Call or visit Woodhaven’s Stair & Rail Department in Lakewood, NJ, or their other building materials stores in Manahawkin and Point Pleasant Beach.
Step 1: Contact
Step 2: Site Visit
Step 3: Specifications: Design, Style, Materials
Step 4: Project Approval
Step 5: Manufacturing
Step 6: Delivery
Step 7: Stair & Railing Installation
With help from the experts at Woodhaven, your new staircase is only a few steps away. Call or visit Woodhaven’s Stair & Rail Department in Lakewood, NJ, or their other building materials stores in Manahawkin and Point Pleasant Beach. WoodhavenLumber.com