Fashion Based Handrails for Stairs Fashion Based Handrails for Stairs

Handrails for stairs are a very important safety measure. Handrails also tend to add a look of class to a home. Handrails come in different shapes, styles and sizes. They are made out of different types of wood and metals. The staircase is the visual focal point in a home, visually speaking. Changing or altering your staircase will make a bigger impact than anything else you can change or add. The style of your staircase can make or break the look of the room. Handrails attract people’s attention and need to be decorated in a way that shows charisma. The ornaments you add will need to be built of good quality iron, wood, or whatever material it will be made from. This adds value to your home.

Wooden Handrails

Wooden handrails have been used in the past for the design of mostly all handrails. They are still used to present a grand look to the home. Wood handrails are expensive, and the price should be one of the decision making factors before installing wooden handrails. In today’s modern homes, mahogany wood and Brazilian cherry wood are used to make wooden handrails. Oak is also another popular option in handrail manufacturing. Wooden handrails give warmth and beauty to your home. They also have the advantage of being able to be painted or stained to match any décor in your home. 

Metal Handrails

Metals are used in the designs of handrails. They are more economical and can be designed into many different shapes and patterns. Ornamental metal or iron handrails have always been popular and tend to add elegance and a luxurious appeal to your home. Metal handrails can be fabricated and installed into any form or style. Metal handrails last a long time as well. Metal handrails can be broken into sections with a subtle decorative finish. 

Spiral Handrails

There are a few different styles of spirals when it comes to stairs and handrails. Stacked spirals, dome spirals, rectangular spirals, winding spirals, and weird spirals are just a few. Spiral stairs and handrails give a classic, yet graceful look to your home. They come in forged picket styles or various decorative patterns. 

Wrought Iron Handrails

Wrought iron handrails are tough and durable and can be found in commercial business buildings or residential homes. Wrought iron sounds plain but is actually beautiful. They are high in value and extremely safe. Wrought iron does not require a lot of maintenance. Wrought iron handrails come in different shades, but black is the most traditional color used. 

Styles for Handrails

The traditional styles of handrails can be Victorian or Colonial. They have ornamental posts or turned balusters. The craftsman style places emphasis on the handrail’s material quality. A contemporary style handrail has simple shapes and lines and is sleek in appearance. The contemporary style is made from aluminum, stainless steel and glass. When deciding on a handrail style, be careful in your selections. You will want to install one that will not have to be replaced for a long time.

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