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Stair Runners
Stair Runners
K. Powers & Company
Custom Flatweave Stair Runner by K. Powers
My Work
My Work
Thad's Carpet One Floor & Home
Runner in Style is Tapiz color Boulder
French Country on Prior Lake
French Country on Prior Lake
John Kraemer & Sons
Builder: John Kraemer & Sons | Designer: Tom Rauscher of Rauscher & Associates | Photographer: Spacecrafting
Modern Iron Stair Railing
Modern Iron Stair Railing
San Marcos Iron Doors
Custom made interior stair railing, for model house at the Parade of Homes, San Antonio Texas. Perfectly rounded welds without sharp edges design by San Marcos Iron Doors.
Paradise Valley Ranch
Paradise Valley Ranch
North Fork Builders of Montana, Inc.
LongView Studios Chester Armstrong - Fox Carvings
New Custom Stairs and Desk Area
New Custom Stairs and Desk Area
suba | Suanne Bassett, Architect
Contractor: Jason Skinner of Bay Area Custom Homes. Photography by Michele Lee Willson
Grand Highlands Rustic
Grand Highlands Rustic
BlueStone Construction, LLC
The rusticity isn’t just for show. Homeowner Minette Johnson’s health is endangered by exposure to chemicals, so materials had to be totally natural, with everything finished off site. Kirk is a hobby potter and woodworker, and his handmade furnishings include this live-edge coffee table. The floors are hand-scraped, square-pegged “French Bleed” black walnut by Burchette & Burchette Hardwood Floors in Elkin, NC. Another wood company, Appalachian Antique Hardwoods of Waynesville, specializes in reclaimed timbers. Sourcing specimens from all over the Southeast to create the stairwell and accent wall visible from the great room, “they picked the best pieces for us,” notes Kevin Reed, owner of BlueStone Construction. The low-key-theatrical hearth surround was cut by Three River Stone in Upstate South Carolina. Architect Wayland Shamburger designed the steel mantel and loft balustrade.
Sandy House- Stair
Sandy House- Stair
LDa Architecture & Interiors
TEAM Architect: LDa Architecture & Interiors Builder: 41 Degrees North Construction, Inc. Landscape Architect: Wild Violets (Landscape and Garden Design on Martha's Vineyard) Photographer: Sean Litchfield Photography
Staircases can take a home to greater heights; literally. Stairs are much more than a link between two levels or spaces at home, they are the focal point that makes an ordinary home look spectacular. With a wide variety of staircase designs and styles, you can use a gamut of material like wood, glass, metal among many others. The staircase can be gradual or steep, wide or narrow, purely functional or showy and grand. By adding a unique staircase design with interesting railings and materials, or updating an existing structure with a bit of decor or a new finish, you can change their overall look. Look through some fantastic ideas of spiral staircases, floating staircases, and clever loft stairs and read on to understand how to choose a perfect staircase design for your home.

What stair design will work best for me?


Given the variety of staircase designs available, there is a lot to take into consideration before picking the most suitable one for your home. The first consideration when planning any staircase is space, followed by the ease of use and feel of your home. Depending on the space and the purpose you can pick the design of the staircase. Like a double-sided staircase only works in a large entrance and U- or L-shaped staircases are recommended for smaller entrances. If you’re set on achieving the look of a grand entrance, try to work with a curved design that will really showcase the railings and any other unique features. Also, spiral staircases are the most efficient option for smaller homes, though they may not be the easiest to climb, they do give a quirky and fun feel to the home.

What type of material should I use for staircase?


The look of your stairs should coordinate with the rest of your house, so try to pick a material and design that suits the style of your home. If you want the staircase to stand out and be the focal point think about mixing styles but remember to pick styles that are not too dramatic like modern and traditional. For example, if you have a traditional Indian home, you can opt for a wooden staircase and add a few tiles on the steps to give it a Mediterranean look. Remember to think about the functionality while thinking of the material. Some of the other popular options are metal and glass. A combination of metal and glass will open by a variety of designs.

How do I decorate my staircase?


Given how functional the staircase is, most people forget there to add a few extra decor elements. Your staircase can be an opportunity to inject some colour or personality into your overall design scheme. An update can be as simple as a coat of paint or adding a properly fitted stair runner. Don’t forget to look through the never-ending choices of handrails and balustrade, these help in adding character to the stairs. To give your staircase railings a new look, you can jazz them up by painting them in a multi-tonal palette of complementary colours or graduating between dark and light. A chandelier over a staircase can add a final, dramatic touch; if you prefer a more subtle way to illuminate your stairs, consider recessed floor-level lighting for an atmospheric.

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Whether you want inspiration for planning a staircase renovation or are building a designer staircase from scratch, Houzz has 3,28,748 images from the best designers, decorators, and architects in the country, including Dianne Davant and Associates and BlueStone Construction, LLC. Look through staircase photos in different colours and styles and when you find a staircase design that inspires you, save it to an Ideabook or contact the Pro who made it happen to see what kind of design ideas they have for your home. Explore the beautiful staircase ideas photo gallery and find out exactly why Houzz is the best experience for home renovation and design.