Truthfully, the most significant decision you will ever make when it comes to your loft conversion and design is the stairs’ positioning. When you decided to have your loft converted, I am sure you thought about how to access the extra living room, right?
Well, if you didn’t, no worries. Where you position the stairs doesn’t need to pose a headache. The right designer can create bespoke and more ideas for placing your staircase that adds magic and style to your loft.
However, before you think about the best place to position your stairs, you must be aware of the building regulations.
With these regulations duly noted, what kind of stairs can you have for your loft conversion?
If you are on a budget, then pre-made stairs are the best option for you. These stairs are attractive and durable, and economical because they are made by large manufacturers who use their economics of scale to keep the cost down.
Custom-made according to your specifications and designs, bespoke stairs are sturdy and elegant, as they add a unique flair to your home. Obviously, they are more expensive, but you gain in style and endurance what you lose in cost.
A cheap option for saving space (about £500 to install), the only challenge is ensuring it meets regulations. However, they are fantastic and adds a jaw-dropping effect to your home.
Made using alternating threads in a paddle’s shape, the paddle stair is generally about half the conventional staircase’s length and saves more space. Although steeper than other stairs, they are perfectly safe.