Are you worried that you won’t have time to build the deck stairs and the deck in one weekend? Well depending on how many people you have helping you, it is a big possibility. But the good news is that building deck stairs is a pretty simple task that you can finish within just a few hours. If your deck requires stairs then this is a task that you will have to complete before you deck is ready to show off, so find out how simple it is and start building!
It doesn’t matter if you are re-building deck stairs that are weathered and beaten up or if you need build new stairs from scratch, you need to have a plan.
How large do you want the stairs to be? They can be wide enough to hold several people at once or small enough for just one person at a time. Then you must consider how many stairs you need from top to bottom. You can make large size stairs even if there are only a few to give them a grander appearance or you can make them small for a feminine touch.
You should look at different deck plans so you get an idea of how stairs can transform a deck.
Do you plain stairs that are strictly utilitarian or would you prefer stylish stairs that complement your home and your deck? One of the best tips for building deck stairs is don’t be afraid to mix and match styles. While you may find the idea of mixing a contemporary deck style with colonial deck stairs, once you see it you might find it more than a little appealing.
There are nearly as many styles of stairs as there are decks, so find a style that suits your needs and your deck style.
The most important tip for building deck stairs is to closely follow the instructions you have chosen. This is why it is so important that you find the best deck stairs blueprints you can. They should include step by step instructions, images and tools required to get the job done. This will make it easy to build the stairs to specification so you don’t have to worry about your guests getting injured as they go up and down your deck.
Even if you decide to create stairs that do not match the deck specifically, you should do your best to make sure the paint or stain matches the rest of your deck. While it may be fashionable to mix stripes and polka dots, it might not seem fashionable as much as weird to have an oak deck with redwood stairs.
Another great reason to match the stairs with the deck is because they will fade slightly with time and weather, which will only make them look even more different. If however you do decide to mismatch the paint or stain, make the contrast enough so they look different instead of looking like you made a mistake.
Building deck stairs is a quick and easy task that will boost your confidence to complete the gargantuan task of building your deck.