When you imagine characteristics of the most extravagant homes you’ve ever seen, what do you see first? Perhaps you think of colossal double doors, an exquisite swimming pool, a massive yard, or spacious rooms and ceilings. Maybe you picture dream homes with the greenest gardens, three-car garages, and lake access right in the backyard. Although those all are charming features, another element central to a beautiful residence is a grandiose stairway.
Sure, stairways are essential for basic travel from one floor to the next. However, they can be sight by themselves if designed properly. They can provide an opportunity to descent and make a grand entrance. Homeowners and visitors can appreciate an creatively designed stairway. To add to the system, an indoor balcony can provide a lovely overlook to the rest of the home as well. With design and precision, the stairs and railing system can be a work of art on its own.
Wood products have been essential to crafting buildings and staircases for years. Cedar products, like those used for log siding, offer unique and aesthetic properties that manmade materials cannot easily match. Wood offers a unique color and pattern as well as a natural feel. Cedar is timeless and durable, making it a wonderful choice for any stairway. It also is environmentally friendly.
While cedar stairways are thought to be necessary in log homes, they can also complement even the most contemporary homes. When mixed with modern design, stone, or other surfaces, their beauty is unmatched.
Provided are some examples of log homes from Michigan Cedar Products, a supplier of log home building components and log siding. After seeing these cedar staircases and railing systems in such lovely homes, it’s hard to imagine an interior that tops those made of such delicate, natural products.
Indoors and Out
If there is no space inside the home for such a stairway, cedar products can always be incorporated outdoors. One option is to accent a wooden deck or balcony with a cedar railing system. The deck itself can be built with cedar. The following picture shows one possible cedar railing design.
Overall, it is possible for every home to have a dream-like staircase or railing system by using cedar products. They’re not just for old-fashioned or rustic buildings, but also for modern homes. Those in cities and the country can incorporate and appreciate wood products in the home.
About the Author: Alyssa Zandi is a DIY/craft enthusiast and contributing blogger for Michigan Cedar Products, a cedar log siding supplier.