Updating Your Staircases

Updating Your StaircasesMany times when there is an indoor staircase it will be the focal point of the area. Because it normally leads to the second floor of your home it gets a lot of heavy traffic. Over time it can become damaged and dull. There are many ways in which you can revamp your staircase. When doing this it is considered an interior remodeling job. If the construction of your staircase is only a few months old then you do not need to do a complete remodeling job. All you will need to do is clean it. Wipe the wooden staircase with a dry cloth and follow it up by cleaning it again with a microfiber cloth that is damp. If there is carpet on the stairs then you will need to vacuum each step. If you have a metal staircase, such as wrought iron, you will just need a commercial cleaner to clean it and then wipe it off. To help keep your staircase clean and not need a full interior remodeling make-over you should clean your stairs at least once a month.

Once you clean your staircase you could follow it up with polish, especially if it is a wooden staircase. You want to make sure that you are using a good quality wooden furnishing polish to give your staircase a natural finish. If you have a staircase that is painted and you can find the paint to match it you can just cover the areas where the paint has been chipped off or any thin scratches. If you decide to paint the staircase store any leftover paint in the garage or basement so you will have it if you need to make touchups. If you decide that you want to paint your staircase a new color you will first have to sand the staircase, prime it, and then paint the staircase. Instead of painting it you could also stain it.

Another way to revamp your stair case with an interior remodeling make-over is to replace the carpet. You can get floor carets in different designs and colors. You can purchase one that will compliment the rest of the interior flooring and match the hand rails. You will need to figure out approximately how much carpet you will need before you go shopping. Always buy a little more than you actually need to make sure you have enough and extra in case you mess up. Once you get the carpet home you can cut it in the widths and lengths you need.

These are just some of the ways you can do an interior remodeling make-over on your stairs.