If you are building a new home or remodeling the one you have, the staircase will play a major role in your design plans. It is in many ways the fulcrum of your home – it connects the different levels to create a unified whole. There are no set rules for staircase design: within the limits of safety and structure constraints, you can do just about anything you want. However, it is important for you to have a staircase that blends in with the décor and look of your home. To help you decide on the staircase that is right for your home, here are the basic style options. Once you decide on the style, you can work with a staircase design and manufacturing company to add or do away with design elements to get exactly what you are looking for.
While most staircase designs are based on the use of a certain amount of standard parts and components, custom staircases are made using only custom-made parts. This allows for complete freedom in the design and the materials used. These are not the stairs you will see at home centers, because they are of a kind, made to meet the homeowner’s specifications down to the last detail.
A contemporary home is one that has a fresh look, is uncluttered and normally filled with light clean colors to give it an open feel. The contemporary staircase uses the same concepts to create stairs that match the look of the home. This particular design concept allows for a great freedom in mixing and matching materials and colors.
These are similar to contemporary staircases, but use standard parts, materials and design concepts (to varying degrees) to create a modern staircase, without the uniqueness of contemporary stairs.
These stairs can be based on any design concept, but are typically traditional in their look and the materials used. They are usually large and sweeping, with wide stairs so as to create a look of grandeur and opulence. These are normally found only in larger homes.
These are usually made of wood and based on designs, commonly used in the ‘average’ home. They typically have painted balusters, and square newels will give a ‘homely’ feel to a family residence.
These are made using glass panel rail sections. Since the complete staircase is transparent and visible, it has an open look. This style is a good idea to consider, if space is limited and stairs should not dominate the surrounding spaces. Glass treads are often used to complete the transparent effect.
These are staircases uniquely created that ignore all standard design concepts. Unusual designs and material combinations are used to give the stairs a completely unique look. These stairs can be used to add glamor to a home that needs a stand out architectural feature with a lasting effect.
These are just concepts and nothing is set in stone. The best way to get the kind of staircase you want is to seek the assistance of a professional staircase manufacturing company that has exceptional design capabilities, is quality conscious and is focused on customer needs. This is how you will be able to examine all the possibilities before deciding on what you want exactly, and then modify the concepts to match your needs.