Once you have chosen spiral stairs for your place, be it because you lack space for a traditional staircase or because you like how it fits with the interior or exterior, it’s time to make a few key choices. One of them is to go custom or choose a pre-made spiral staircase that comes in a kit for you to install. Today, we will talk about the pros and cons of each so you can make a more educated decision. Let’s dive right in!
Custom Spiral Staircases
The benefits here are quite obvious — if you want to be able to customize your spiral staircases (both in terms of design and sizing), selecting this option is perfect for you. They give you more room to experiment with finishes, combining materials and making the staircase extra unique.
As with anything in life, even the custom spiral staircase has its downsides. It usually takes longer to be produced, it is costlier, and there’s always the risk of disappointment — you may wait for months only to have it turn out not as you imagined, but because it cost you this much, you are stuck with it. Another issue is that custom staircases must comply with the respective building codes, which is still a limitation in itself.
Spiral Staircase Kits
Choosing a steel staircase in a size that fits your needs and budget is a simple and effective way to easily get the staircase you need. It is usually more affordable, it takes less time to be produced (in the case when it is not already made), and it is perfect for those who do not want to spend a lot of effort on it. You can just order it and install it once it arrives. Simple as that. Plus, if you want to customize it, you can always get creative even with a pre-fabricated spiral staircase. Here are some ideas you can try.
Unsurprisingly, having a spiral staircase kit means you have no say in the design process. If you want to make customizations, you will have to invest additional time and resources into it. Another consideration you should consider is making sure that the staircase dimensions will fit within the space you have. Otherwise, you will have to make adjustments and possibly contact a builder to help.
Hopefully, this quick rundown of the pros and cons of each option helps you better understand what you need and what would work best for you. If you go with the second option, a steel spiral staircase kit, be sure to check our available kits here!