A staircase’s main function normally entails getting from a lower point A to a higher point B and back. Nowadays, however, staircases have become a major architectural function in the home, supporting beautiful staircases designs while still maintaining this primary functionality.
By taking into account the style of your home as well as the dÃ©cor theme, choosing a staircase design should match the primary style you already have.
If you are building a new structure entirely, then the design you choose for your staircase should match the dÃ©cor you intend to implement.
Certain dÃ©cor themes will accommodate particular staircase designs better than others will, and this needs to be kept in mind when commissioning a design.
- The first and most common staircase design is straight stairs. With this design, there are no turns and no landings, and is an ideal option when working with a budget as well as space constraints.
- The L-shaped staircase has a 90 degree angle at the landing and usually occupies the same amount of space as a curved staircase.
- For homes with multiple levels, the U-shape is the best design, which makes use of an ascension and switch in the direction of the run below them.
- For an extremely modern design, use the spiral staircase, which curves upwards and makes use of a minimal amount of space.
- Helical staircases (or helix as they are more commonly referred to) are similar to spiral stairs but without a column in the middle. This is a very graceful design if you’re going to a regal look.
- For space-saving options, try cantilevered stairs, which take on the appearance of suspended or floating stairs and have a crisp and modern design and feel to them.
- Winder staircases turn at 90 and 180 degrees and make use of wedge-shaped treads. This design has soft, flowing lines and has a trendy look and feel.
Sources: Dairy of a Renovation online, Popular Stairs