Most people, if they had to choose, between beautiful and functional indoor décor, and cool and attractive outdoor décor, would probably put their focus on the indoors – that after all, is where they are likely to spend most of their time. Fortunately, we don’t have to choose. Attractive outdoor living spaces are becoming more and more popular with homeowners and outdoor spiral stairs are one way to spruce up your outdoor space with a unique feature.
Uses for outdoor spiral stairs
Perhaps the most common use for outdoor spiral staircases is for backyard multi-level decks and balconies. In these cases, the staircase can add an interesting visual element to your outdoor living space.
Spiral staircases in the front of a home, on the other hand, can add elegance and boost your home’s curbside appeal.
Of course, there’s no reason why you can’t think outside the box a little either. How about a spiral staircase for a pool slide? Or maybe for the coolest treehouse in the neighbourhood!
Why choose exterior spiral stairs?
People choose outdoor spiral stairs for many of the same reasons that they choose indoor spiral stairs. One of biggest advantages of this design is the incredibly small amount of space that they take up. Where a single flight of standard straight stairs can consume as much as 22 square feet in space, a spiral staircase can take up as little as 4 square feet.
This will leave you more room on your deck for socializing, barbequing – or perhaps use the extra space to hang a hammock where you can lounge and enjoy a good book and a cold beverage.
Another reason that homeowners choose spiral staircases for their home’s exterior is that they are relatively simple to assemble and install – not to mention less expensive than you might think! Exterior spiral stair kits can be ordered directly and delivered to your home. You may have them assembled and installed by a professional – or if you’re a DIYer, you can make a weekend project out of it.
Finally, many people choose spiral staircases because they simply love the way that they look. These staircases can be a visually stunning element of any home’s outdoor living space – and chances are, you’re not going to be duplicating what the neighbour has!
Selecting your spiral staircase
In most cases, it is recommended that you choose either galvanized steel or aluminium stairs for outdoor use. Both of these materials are able to stand up to the elements and are virtually maintenance free. Aluminium tends to be the more popular metal for backyard decks as it is less industrial-looking, however either material can be painted in the colour of your choice. And with aluminium, you’ll have the option to add cedar tread coverings.
As with any of our stair kits, once you submit your measurements, you’ll also have a number of options to customize your stairs including tread styles and coverings, balusters and tips, as well as handrails.
Why choose us?
Spiral Stair People are a division of Metal Works and are Canada’s top manufacturer and distributor of spiral stair kits. Our customers can have peace of mind knowing that they are receiving the best quality for the best value when they order their outdoor spiral staircase kits with us.