It’s hard to deny that staircases are one of the most important yet often overlooked parts of any house. Which is ironic considering stairs are usually the first thing we see when we enter a home. And while a modern and beautiful staircase will make a good impression, an unappealing one will have the opposite effect. But what can you do if you find yourself in need of an upgrade, and just how vital is a good looking staircase?

Why Are Staircase Aesthetics Important?

As previously mentioned, staircases can make or break someone’s opinion on the rest of your home. Consider for a moment, you are in the market for a new home. No matter the condition of the rest of the house, if the staircase is full of scratches, peeled paint, ripped carpet, and faded wood, chances are your consideration for this new house would be greatly reduced. Your first impression has likely put this new house on the bottom of your list. If this is the case when searching for a home, you wouldn’t want your current staircase to generate the same response.

On the other hand, if your staircase is in good condition, its current style might not fit the rest of your home or your ideas for decorating. As a result, an outdated staircase can look out of place and stick out like a sore thumb. Keep in mind, upgrading your staircase will also provide a solid return on investment when selling your home.

How Can You Improve the Look of Your Staircase?

If your staircase is in poor condition and is due for an upgrade, then you should waste no time, start working on it now. Luckily, there are a few things you can do to improve the look and feel of your staircase:

  • Replace the paint: Even something as simple as a new coat of paint can totally change the appearance of your staircase. Not only can paint hide any scratch marks or damage, but it will also make your staircase look brand new. Just make sure to pick a color that fits with the rest of your home.
  • Apply a coat of stain: Similar to paint, a coat of stain can change the color and highlight the natural pattern of a wooden staircase. However, you will need to sand the stairs and rails before applying a coat of stain.
  • Add or replace the carpet: Replacing or adding a carpet on your stairs can transform an ordinary staircase into a focal point. More often than not, a carefully chosen carpet will be able to distract most visitors from noticing other issues.

Final Thoughts

Overall, it’s easy to see why staircases are so important, not only for homeowners but also for future buyers. However, refinishing an entire staircase can be a daunting task, especially if you lack any experience.

That’s where we, Mike’s Decorating and Painting, come in! With over 37 years of experience, we specialize in a variety of home improvement projects, including staircase refinishing and painting. And since we know that first impressions matter, we put a great emphasis on creating a unique style suitable for your home. So what are you waiting for? Give us a call, and we will handle any projects you have on your mind.