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4 Factors to Build the Right Staircase

Posted June 08, 2022

One of the most important features of any home is the staircase. The staircase is the focal point of the main floor, and often what greets people when they walk in the door. Knowing that your staircase is an important indicator of your home’s overall architecture, it’s important to give this structure the attention it deserves.

To make sure that your newly built staircase is beautiful and functional, here are four factors to consider.

1. Space Available

Look carefully at the space you have available. This will help you choose the best design for your staircase. We recommend straight or L-shaped staircases if you have a small home with limited space. If your area is larger, you can choose a custom-built staircase that can add to the architectural uniqueness of your home while fitting nearly any space limitation. Woodhaven can design the perfect staircase if you provide us with basic information, such as ceiling opening measures and floor to floor height.

2. Design, Style and Materials

Woodhaven manufactures wood stairs, but we have many options for your railing. You can pick between wood or cable depending on the style you’re looking for. Wood is traditional, but many of our customers like to combine materials for a unique and timeless appearance. We supply the perfect rail components for any staircase including balusters, newels, handrails, fittings, and stair treads.

3. Building Codes

Staircases must meet certain building codes to ensure they are safe for users. Although most building codes are based on the International Residential Code, there may be variations from town to town and state to state. Because Woodhaven is locally owned and operated, we are familiar with the building codes in New Jersey.

4. Budget

Staircase prices vary greatly depending on the materials, shape and design you choose. The best approach is to talk with your contractor about your options, and then determine a realistic budget. At Woodhaven, we manufacture our own wood stairs, which gives us more control over the process. We can help you get the features you’re looking for at a price that’s reasonable.

Let’s Talk About a New Staircase for Your NJ Home!

Woodhaven works with you every step of the way to create the perfect staircase and railing system. We will accommodate your budget and follow all local building code requirements, in addition to helping you choose the perfect materials, style and handrail system. Contact us today to learn more!

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