Staircases are a structural necessity in most homes, but that doesn’t mean you should forego style.
The design of your staircase is something to consider when renovating or designing your space. They do more than just connect levels in your home; their visual impact is also undeniable.
If you are renovating your home or plan to, these staircase design ideas will prove useful. At The Reno Superstore, we offer everything you need to complete your dream home, including staircases and relevant accessories in our Toronto and Mississauga stores.
Here are some stunning staircase ideas to consider.
Best Staircase Design Ideas to Inspire and Implement
Make a statement with a staircase that is both functional and beautiful. We understand not every staircase is for everyone, so we are looking at designs that work well in different environments.
Make sure to discuss your favoured style with your contractor or architect before your building plans are finalized. Here are our top picks.
1. Straight Style
Just like the name, this versatile staircase style is rather straightforward. These linear stairs are quite common and suited for most modern-style homes.
This style of stairs is especially useful if there is less space. This staircase can be styled however you want to. For a traditional style, you can use straight-style stairways with a wooden rail and post, while, for a modern look, you can combine wooden stair treads with metal railings and posts.
2. Sculptural Staircase
If you have the space for it and prefer a fancy staircase, then the sculptural style will not disappoint. This magnificent staircase makes an immediate statement and can be made using a variety of materials. Such as hardwood, porcelain tiles, stone tiles etc. A structural staircase will/may require extensive construction work, so make sure you plan it ahead of time.
Also, make sure your stair treads match your flooring for a cohesive look. For instance, if you have solid hardwood floors, make sure the staircase also uses wooden treads.
Please note: this style of staircase requires slightly more space than a regular home, so make sure to speak with your interior designer or architect before starting the project.
3. Bifurcated Style
This is one of the grandest styles of staircase and is commonly seen in mansions and larger traditional homes. Think of the iconic staircase in Titanic.
This sweeping style of stairway includes one main staircase that splits into two smaller flights of stairs going in opposite directions. Bifurcated grand staircases are ideal for big spaces, such as large homes, hotels, and commercial spaces. The latter can definitely take advantage of such a design, but make sure you find the right flooring solution based on your business’s needs. Always make sure to consult with your contractor before saying yes to any design.
4. Functional Style
A staircase will take up quite a bit of your home’s floor space, which means you miss out on storage opportunities. Or do you?
Creating extra storage space underneath your stairs is a valuable option. It is important to evaluate your space concerns and choose an appropriate staircase design. You can think about adding drawers, shelves, and other additional storage spaces depending on the design of your staircase.
5. Spiral Style
This compact style of staircase is centred around a single pole. The perfect spiral design should look like a circle when viewed from above. If you are looking for a space-saving option, then this is something you should consider.
The only downside to this design is that these are not the easiest stairs to climb. Make sure the design you choose reflects your home and lifestyle choices.
6. Stair Tread Style
If you already have a stunning staircase that needs a new look, try new stair treads and railings. The effect can be transformative, not to mention cost-effective.
Use an interesting pattern of porcelain tiles to highlight the design of your stairs and make a subtle statement without overspending.
7. Winder Style
The winder style of stairs is related to L-shaped stairs in that the latter makes a 90-degree turn at some point to go either left or right after the landing.
The winder style is a slightly complicated version of the L-shaped style. Here, the treads are wider on one side than the other and is an excellent style for tight spaces. So, unlike the L-shaped stair, which has a flat landing, this staircase style has a more pie-shaped landing at the corner transition. This is a great idea to create visual interest. It is also one of those styles of stairs that creates more seamless transitions.
Staircases are one of the most functional and visually appealing architectural structures in your home. It is only fair to consider them with care, just as you choose your flooring. At The Reno Superstore, we sell railings/spindles and stairs and ask that you consider your budget and lifestyle before saying yes to any design. Follow and like us on our social media pages (Facebook and Instagram) for more information.