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How a Spiral Staircase Can Improve the Value of a Home
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Home design is complex. Lots of little details all have to add up to something greater than the sum of the parts. Yet, the individual parts still matter a lot, and one in particular has a major impact on the look, feel, usability, and even value of the home: the staircase.
Spiral staircases in particular offer an opportunity to implement a clean and stylish design that can help homeowners maximize the use of space in their property while enhancing its beauty and value.
Incredible Space Savings
The value of a home is derived from many factors, such as its location, size, amenities, the quality of materials used in its construction, and how functional the space is. Smaller properties are considered less desirable because homeowners are more restricted in how they can use their rooms. Upgrading to a spiral staircase is one of the least expensive and fastest ways to drastically free up space in a home so that it can be used more efficiently — which in turn makes the property more marketable.
Furthermore, spiral staircases can do more than free up space that is being wasted by large, traditional stairs. They can also provide access to spaces that were going unexploited, such as for lofted platforms in buildings with tall ceilings, adding a whole other level to a room that didn’t exist before. That equates to more square feet of usable floorspace and ultimately higher home values.
Hallway space is a premium in most homes. Architects would prefer not to use too much space that could be devoted to living areas just to create pathways between rooms. Yet, overly narrow hallways can feel claustrophobic. If a traditional staircase is eating up significant space in a hallway, switching to a spiral design that is better proportioned for that location can open much needed breathing room in the hallway and reduce congestion by occupants.
Spiral staircases also allow homeowners to effectuate upgrades that enhance the usability and value of their properties. For example, some choose to convert an unused garage attic into an office and provide either interior or exterior access via a small and unobtrusive spiral staircase.
Adding Visual Appeal
One of the biggest advantages of spiral stairs is their adaptability to many different types of spaces and styles. They can be narrow, sleek, and minimalist — tucked away in a corner, serving an understated and utilitarian role. Or, on the other end of the spectrum, a spiral stair can be wide, ornate, and a luxurious focal point in the room.
Staircases of all kinds are architecturally interesting and immediately draw the attention of visitors. It’s not uncommon for ritzy mansions to feature a grand and flowing staircase as the centerpiece of the foyer. It’s a captivating visual statement right when people are entering the home to make the perfect first impression. But, for an even more dramatic impact, homeowners can opt for an elegant and more noteworthy spiral staircase.
There are certain features that make a home stand out in a crowded marketplace, things like exposed brick walls, fireplaces, and hardwood floors. Spiral staircases are also an eye-catching and desirable detail that enhance the attractiveness and functionality of a home, helping improve its value and saleability.
Installing a new spiral staircase or updating a traditional staircase to a spiral design is a smart investment in virtually any home that will reap benefits when it’s time for the homeowner to sell.
The Iron Shop manufactures beautiful, thoughtfully-designed, and easy to install spiral staircases that will make any building more functional and attractive. That’s why we have been the leading name in spiral staircase kits since 1931.