Make People Stare with Your Jaw dropping Stair Design
Stairs are a great thing. They take you up, they take you down. They connect spaces and enable you to increase the size of your home. But there’s more to stair design than sturdy steps and risers. True, you have to think about the functionality of it all and meet certain building codes when you’re installing that staircase to…wherever. Head clearances, riser height, steepness; they all factor in there, and with good reason. Even so, before you get forever entrenched in function, take a step back (or up) and remember to consider design, as well. After all, the way your stairs look can impact the rest of your home. They’re substantial structures that claim a pretty fair amount of real estate in an interior space. And when it comes to resale value, your stair design can either help you build equity or really make you lose your footing.
Step Up the Beauty
Stair design has risen with the times, and remodeling trends show a wide range of options in types of stairs that are stunning enough to make them stare-worthy showstoppers. Sure, you could stay with traditional straight stringer stairs, but with all of the styles and materials available, why tread lightly?
If you’re looking for something that conserves space, consider installing spiral stairs. They have a more compact design that uses their small footprint efficiently, but they’re also eye-catching and work extremely well in homes with a modern industrial design.
Back things into a corner with l-shaped stairs. They have a functional design that lends itself to corner spaces, using a 90 degree angled bend in the staircase to create a landing at the transitioning point before changing directions.
For something slightly less sharply angular, install a winder staircase. It’s basically the same concept as an l-shaped staircase, but the corner transition is softened by pie-shaped or triangular steps rather than a flat landing area.
Stairs with Flair
Get creative with your materials, as well. Mix your mediums with a blend of wood and metal for some industrial flair. Inject some artistic elements to your space and use sculptural-looking railings or banisters instead of straight-up spindles. Minimize the heaviness of your staircase with floating stairs cantilevered into the wall and steady your climb with cable balusters, or stay transparent with glass paneling instead. Basically, the sky’s the limit; and with a great stair design, you’re well on your way up to heaven.
Your home’s design should make people stop and stare! Call the interior experts at Omega Construction & Design, Inc., for a consultation today!