Some things are cool to keep around the house even after they have a ton of miles on them. Outdated or damaged steps do not make the list I’m afraid.
Unsightly stairs leading to your home are not like that 12-year old German Shepherd. You love that animal as much as your spouse!
So you put up with the shedding and chewed up remote controls, along with your pet’s lazy disposition in his old age.
Likewise, you are still hanging on to those bedroom slippers with holes in the toe area. But dang it….. they are still the softest shoes known to mankind.
On the other hand, there’s nothing nostalgic about pitted or chipped steps leading to your front door or back deck. If they need replacing or re-poured, then how about making plans to do just that.
You’re not remodeling the bathroom and being forced to use the tiny second bathroom upstairs for weeks. This little project can be done in a day.
We’d love to transform your “accident waiting to happen,” into an elegant entrance to the interior of your home. You won’t believe the selection of materials available compared to just ten years ago.
You get the picture right? It’s night and day going from decade old steps to a solid built stairway made of your choice of stone.
If you need some specific reasons to replace your exterior steps, we have you covered.
– Most importantly, you could fall on stairs that are no longer sturdy. They won’t magically become more stable if they are shaky currently.
– What kind of impression do visitors get when they walk up your front steps? It is the path they take to the inside of your home. Who says people don’t judge a book by its cover?
– With decrepit old stairs you run the risk of them affecting the stability of the handrail as it loosens from chipped stone. Not to mention hurting the looks of the area where you hang out for BBQs and chillax on a swing.
– Curb appeal applies to anything folks see from the street. Unless your steps are camouflaged (please don’t) they affect the view from the curb.
– If and when you sell your house, people will notice ragged stairs leading them to their potential new home. A simple replacement project could be the difference between getting the sale early in the process and having to wait.
To sum up, I’m not judging you for hanging onto things past their prime. My wife has let me hang around well after I hit my peak.
Just make sure you’re keeping the right things around that don’t need replacing, no matter how many years are tacked on them.
Watching that old dog lumber up some newly redone stone steps to find his favorite chew toy (latest tech device in the home) is a great scene to shoot for.
I’d hate to see a lawyer show up at your house representing that German Shepherd in a slip and fall case because of those ancient steps that finally wore out their welcome!