Choosing the right type of staircase for
your home is a big decision. There are space-saving staircases. When choosing a new staircase, think about your family members and how they use the stairs to make the right decision, because any kind of stairs has advantages and disadvantages. Below we run down the various styles of stairs and the criteria for each of them.
- The straight staircase is the simplest
are stairs with no changes of direction. They are certainly one of the most
common types of stairs found in both residential and commercial properties.
- The quarter-turn staircase is one where
it turns 90° at some point. The “quarter” refers to the degree of turn,
not that it turns quarter of the way up.
This type of staircase is great for
certain types of home layouts such as one with a foyer where the door is in
from the wall sufficient enough to fit in part of the stairs.
It’s more interesting in design than a
straight design and the turn means there will almost always be a small landing
- Means stairs with a corner turn or a middle landing. The U-shaped design idea of the stairs is based on a straight configuration of the stairs.
- You can see the U staircase in different sites
and get a stair design idea for your home or building project.
They are also more visually interesting than a straight stairway.
- Winder stairs look a lot like an L-shaped stairway, only there’s no landing. Instead, the stairs are continuous, taking on a triangular shape as they make the turn. They have
been much less common in contemporary homes and are typically found in older
stairs are mostly used in second set of stairs in the home, not as
a main, front stairs.
This type of staircase is seeing a occurrence in popularity, thanks to the trends that
favor smaller homes and more sustainable homes.
is synonymous with a luxury staircase. It takes up the most space and makes for
a grand entrance. It’s an imposing design for sure.
This type would look silly in a small
space so only consider it if you have a large foyer that fits it adequately.
Wide, expansive, and costly, this is a design statement that is meant to make a major impact.
- Although circular stairs and ladder types are ideal for compact homes, there is a wide range of other types that offer space-saving stairway options.
- Stairs that are more steeply pitched, ribbon-style stairs, and narrower, alternating steps are all ways to incorporate a staircase into a home with minimal space lost.
a variation on a straight staircase, a floating staircase usually
consists of treads with no risers.Instead, the legs are attached to the wall in such a way that the support is invisible, or at least minimally visible.
- Other times, glass or plexiglass risers are used to produce a floating appearance.The material used can be
wood, but it is also something else like metal, glass, or stone. It is a
- Large or small, almost any home can use more storage and the often-overlooked the area underneath the stairs can be turned into valuable space for
most A common way to do this is by building cabinets underneath the risers instead of
simply walling off space.You can make each riser has a drawer also.