I’m an intern-architect and I’ve been working in the New Orleans area for several years. I’ve worked on my fair share of high-end residential projects, and this experience has really helped me cultivate an eye for the stylish touches that can really bring out the best in design and decor. When it comes to staircases, I’ve become quite familiar with the value that a good runner and a set of stair rods can add to a staircase.
If you want to spice up your own staircase with these features, you can start by learning the basic definitions. A stair runner is simply a piece of carpet installed on your stairs. Stair rods are bars tucked into the base of each riser to secure the runner. In many modern cases, stair rods are ornamental. They can still play an important role, though: Stair rods can cover up seams between separate pieces of the runner and conceal dimples caused by the nails or staples used to secure the runner.
A traditional stair run...Read More