When you’re extending your home, planning a renovation or building a new property, staircases are a key part of the design. Not only do they need to be highly functional and make the best use of the available space, but they should enhance the look of the property.

However, many people worry the process of designing new stairs will be stressful, but there are lots of things you can do to make it a fun and rewarding experience.

Here’s our guide to the easy ways you can make your staircase project hassle-free.

How to visualise staircase designs in your home

Adjusting staircase plans is much easier early on in the design process than further down the line. That’s why it’s so important to be able to visualise what the stairs will look like in your home.

Always work with a staircase design company that offers 3D digital images as part of their design process. These computerised models are extremely helpful for understanding staircase dimensions and how the design will work in reality.

Remember, as well as the appearance of the stairs, you’ll want to think about their functionality and whether the design is practical for your family setup.

Choose all-in-one staircase design & construction services

Liaising between lots of contractors can be stressful, so work with a company that offers multiple disciplines. For example, they may already have staircase designers, builders and project managers who can help the entire process flow smoothly. This will reduce how often you have to pass on messages between different companies.

For larger projects, experienced staircase contractors will usually liaise with other services you’ve hired.

Get a professional staircase designer on board early

While it’s really helpful to do your research and come to the project with ideas about what you want, involving a staircase designer early on in your project is a must.

They can help you narrow down some of the options you’ve found and make suggestions based on your preferences and what works in the space. Their in-depth knowledge will be invaluable to finding a design that’s perfect for your home, suiting its architectural style.

Don’t forget to set a staircase budget

Homeowners find spiralling costs one of the most stressful parts of any home renovation, so keeping your budget in mind throughout the process is essential.

Setting a budget for your staircase project is one of the first things you should do to keep you on track. This is also one of the first questions your staircase designer will ask you so that they can tailor options to your requirements.

Start your staircase project today

If you’d like to speak to an expert about starting your staircase project, give the team at DDC London a call. We’re experts in staircase design and construction, working across South East locations such as Banbury and Barnet.

To request a free quote, call now on 020 8004 9635 or email us at sales@ddclondon.co.uk.