AmerAdnan’s Tips on Choosing the Right Staircase Railings
Staircase railing is undoubtedly a major part of any home’s interior. No matter, you create wooden, marble or stone staircase, without a stylish railing, the interior décor of a house is incomplete. According to Pakistani interior designer, AmerAdnan the railing serves more than a functional purpose.
The functionalities of a staircase railing includes connecting the upstairs and downstairs living spaces by creating a thorough line for the house that ensures the sense of continuity. Budget is obviously one of the primary considerations for homeowners when it comes to choosing staircase railing.
A railing can be made of simple wrought iron, ornate, or any other material that can be forged to get the desired design. But, here is what you need to consider when looking to choose a staircase railing for your home:
1: Size Consideration for Staircase Railings
The staircases not only add beauty to a home’s interior, but also provides safety against accidental fall overs. The size and position of staircase railings may usually range between 34 and 38 inches in height. To allow for easy gripping, a gap of approximately 1.5 to 2 inches is needed to be there. The top architects in Pakistan suggest not to extend the railing more than 4.5 inches to the stairwell.
2: Popular Staircase Railing Materials
Although wood is one of the most popular materials used for creating staircase railings, there are many others as well such as glass, metals, vinyl and more. The material that you choose for creating a staircase dictates the total cost, so the options needed to be considered very carefully.
• Using Wood for Staircase Railings
Wood is one of the traditional choices for staircases and railings. This evergreen home décor material offers warm and homely feeling. The most commonly used woods for creating staircase railings are ash, oak and pine that are later finished with a professional lacquer polish. Dark colored woods such as mahogany are also used in many settings to complement the ultra-light colored interior and to achieve that striking look.
• Glass Staircase Railings
The glass staircase railings are one of the best choices if you want to give your home an open and light feeling. The wood may seem overpowering at times, but the glass railings allow light to pass through and create a sense of welcoming and open plan living. These railings are usually paired with steel or chromed handrails to ensure a clean contemporary look. The glass staircase railings are good for both offices as well as modern style homes.
• Metal Staircase Railings
The metal staircase railings are either made of wrought-iron or steel. The wrought-iron railings are crafted in different designs to give an awe-inspiring look to a home. They are usually painted black to match well with white walls, but they can also be painted in other colors. You can even employ artificial wood grains paint on it to give a wood-like feel.
The iron staircases require maintenance in the long run as they can easily catch rust if not painted at-least once in a year. On the other hand, the steel staircases have also gained massive popularity across Pakistan because of their appealing looks and minimum maintenance requirements.