19 Amazing Basement Stairs Ideas
The necessity of a properly-constructed set of basement stairs can never be overstated. 12,000 Americans dies each year due to falling down the basement stairs. Obviously this is quite an extreme case, but it also shows that basement stairs present a serious hazard. Basement stairs are most likely to fall into disrepute due to their frequent out of sight status of the whole house.
Remodeling or constructing new basement stairs presents several important options. The most common option is to improve on the existing stairs, or even build entirely new sets of stairs. While remodeling basement stairs can make for a dramatic improvement in appearance and overall "good looks", it is significantly more expensive and also presents certain inherent risks like those presented by finished basements. If your basement stairs present a serious threat to your life (or the lives of others) it might be a better idea to attempt completing the remodeling with a proven and tested basement stairs design instead of just going through the process with no real plan or blueprint.
Another common option that is often overlooked when it comes to the basement stairs design is the use of quality stair trims. Although stair trims are not generally thought of as being part of an aesthetic when it comes to construction and finishing of basement stairs, without a good quality set of stair trims nobody will be able to see the details through the railing of the balustrade. In addition, if the balustrade is simply not doing a very good job of holding up the railing then all of that wasted energy is simply wasting it. Therefore, stair trims are a very important part of any well-constructed set of basement stairs.
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