As you’re planning your deck renovations, consider taking advantage of a space-saving solution that maximizes your outdoor living space. Modern outdoor spiral staircases offer homeowners a way to expand their living area, emphasizing the views surrounding them, while providing the same functionality and durability as a traditional staircase.
At UglyDeck.com, we’ve completed many spiral staircase transformations for our customers, but this week, we wanted to dissect the transformation of one particular deck remodeling project to show you how much a modern outdoor spiral staircase can enhance your living space and provide a relaxing environment for you and your family to enjoy.
In this picture, our UglyDeck.com customer had a traditional wooden deck and staircase. While a common choice for homeowners, the original staircase and deck required frequent upkeep and limited the usable outdoor living space.
Here are some of the components that motivated and inspired our deck restoration:
Material Choice: The traditional wood decking and staircase material is an initially affordable option for homeowners. However, over time, it requires frequent sanding, treatment and sealants to maintain its integrity and durability and to prevent warping and buckling wood. For most homeowners, they would rather spend their time enjoying their space than maintaining it.
Underutilized Space: There is a large area below the second-story deck that was originally used for storage. Because the traditional staircase blocks a more than half of the space, the homeowners weren’t able to use this area as additional outdoor living space, as the staircase restricts the floor space, blocks views from the area, and darkens the space from getting natural light.
Lengthy Staircase: Because this is an upper-level deck, the homeowners require a staircase. This traditional staircase had a large footprint that took away from the amount of space the homeowners could utilize, obstructing views from the area below the deck and the lower-level windows and doors. The three large support posts under the platform of the stairwell also limited how the homeowners could use the lower space.
By refreshing their outdoor deck with the addition of a spiral staircase, we were able to update our client’s space, improve the views from their home, and make the most of the outdoor living space.
With the original wooden staircase restricting our client, we knew our modern outdoor spiral staircases and maintenance-free decking materials would provide the time and space-saving solutions they were after!
Powder-Coated Aluminum Materials: A perfect option for our Minnesota homeowners, powder-coated aluminum is an affordable, durable and maintenance-free decking material that can withstand harsher climates.
Modern Outdoor Spiral Staircase: With the spiral staircase having a smaller footprint and taking up less space, we reduced obstructed views and added more usable space for our clients, while updating their deck with a modern statement.
Updated Railing & Accessories: We added our stylish, maintenance-free Westbury Aluminum Riviera 2 railing style to the decking which refreshed the space and added a contemporary vibe to the deck. We also incorporated post-cap lights to the railings to brighten the outdoor deck and clearly define the entryway of the stairwell.
Additional Living Space: Opting for a deck with a spiral staircase, our homeowners were able to reclaim the space under their second-story deck. Requiring less of a footprint, the spiral staircase allowed us to create an entire second outdoor living area below the deck where we installed screen paneling, providing them with a new retreat that is bug free and shady.
The above spiral staircase transformations updated our customer’s space while expanding the amount of space they could utilize. By choosing maintenance-free decking and railing materials, the homeowner can spend more time with friends and family and less time taking care of their deck.
At UglyDeck.com, we have an experienced team of deck builders who works diligently with you to create space-saving solutions to enhance your outdoor deck. We are here to help simplify your deck renovation process, ensuring we create a space that’s safe, durable and stylish on any budget.
To get a hands-on feel for our products, head over to one of our showrooms where one of our team members will be happy to answer any of your questions and show you what maintenance-free decking materials, railing styles, and decking accessories will work best for you and your goals. On our website, you can browse our before and after photo gallery to get some outdoor deck ideas for your own space or customize your own spiral staircase with our virtual stairbuilder!
If you’re ready to get started on refreshing your outdoor space, we would love to help you create the deck of your dreams. Contact us today to receive a free consultation and estimate!