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Last edited 31 Dec 2015
Spiral staircases for homes
A property of more than one level will of course need stairs, and one way of connecting the two storeys of a home is with a spiral staircase design.
A traditional house in the UK will generally have a staircase leading from the front door and the front hallway to the upper level of the home; this is extremely common but can be boring and plain. Wooden stairs with carpet are not just plain however; they take up unnecessary space.
A spiral staircase design will create a feeling of light, will take up less space than traditional stairs, and will create a focal point in the home. There can be something quite magical about owning a spiral staircase, perhaps because spiraling stairs are often featured in fairytales, or perhaps because of the intricate design on the spindles; whatever the reason, a spiral staircase can bring an air of grace and magic.
Spiral stair kits are available at very reasonable prices, and in different lengths, meaning it is possible to choose a length and steepness of stairs suited to almost any home. There are however some decisions to make, and these begin with the material that will be used. In a modern home it is common to see floating stairs with glass panelling; in a traditional home wrought iron spindles and a wooden baluster are common.
With the possibility to create a staircase with wrought iron, wood, glass, or other metals, a spiral staircase and its intricate curves will allow stairs to become a focal point of attention, creating the perfect ambience whether traditional or modern.
--Classic Ironworks 12:59, 5 June 2015 (BST)
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