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When planning to build onto your home, you will have a number of considerations with one of them being the stairs. The most important thing to remember when choosing the stair design is to make sure it fits the needs of your home and the individuals that will be using it. For instance, if you were building a classy office, then you could choose a stairway design that adds grace and sophistication whereas building a dormer for teenagers they would probably be thrilled with a spiral staircase.

With so many different options, you simply need to consider your needs and then start the shopping process. To help you with your decision, we have put a list together of the most popular options. While the styles shown below are the standard types you would find at your local home improvement or builder�s store, keep in mind that you can always have a stairway custom made.
  • Spiral - The easiest stair kit to find is for a spiral staircase. First, they are affordable, they look nice, and they work well in small spaces. This particular type of stair is a great option for rooms built in the attic, and even for two-story additions. For the material, you can choose from hardwood, steel, aluminum, steel, and even a combination of all or some of these. With this style, you will find a number of beautiful options for the hardwood to include walnut, red and white oak, ash, mahogany, and cherry. Even the steel and aluminum, these come in different finishes and treads.

  • Straight - This conventional type of stair can be purchased so they connect end-to-end easily. You can also choose from a variety of finishes that will complement your home. For this option, you can expect to pay from $1,000 to $2,000.

  • Circular - Typically, a circular stair is custom made and installed in high-end homes. Although they can be built after the construction of a home, they are usually a part of the initial build. Because the material and design are superior, expect to start the price around $10,000. However, the average cost will run you around $25,000.

  • Return - This stair works to divide the run. With this style, it can be reversed to 180-degrees at the bottom or top of a landing.

  • L-Shaped - Similar to a �return� stair style, with the L-shaped, you will get a 90-degree turn at the landing.

  • Winder - Similar to an L-shaped stair, this particular design does not need as much space.
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