Choosing the perfect kind of stairs for your home can be tricky. There are lots of options in terms of the style and layout. You must decide which will work best in terms of the safety, shape, and steepness. Then you can also consider aesthetics and how you can make them into a great feature. As a leading creator of bespoke staircases, we can help clients to consider various styles for their home.
This is the most common option in homes. They are the simplest design because they go between floors with no change in direction. There may be a landing part of the way up if the stairs are over a specific height. It is generally easy to design these stairs but there may be some issues, especially in regards to space.
A second option is to have the stairs with a landing part way up and a change of direction, usually 90 degrees. It is harder to design this type of stair but there are lots of advantages. For example they are safe and more visually appealing in many cases. They can also fit into a corner and help to save some space.
These are a slight variation on L shaped stairs. They have the same idea of a turn part of the way up. However, instead of a landing they tend to have triangular stairs to make the directional change. This style can save space because there is no landing and they can fit in a corner. As a result they are probably the most popular option for bespoke staircases.
A third style is to have a middle landing and a 180 degree turn. Essentially this means you have two sets of stairs parallel to each other. It can again be tricky to design this style. However, they can be safer with the landing and give more options for architectural interest.
Spiral and curve
These styles of stairs can be very visually appealing. Spiral staircases are also a great option for space saving. A curving stair is the perfect option if you want an elegant design. Sadly, both can be very difficult to design.
This final option is very popular in modern homes. The design makes it look like the stairs are floating and can create a great visual effect. However designing them can be hard and it is important to think about safety, especially in terms of loading.
Talk to us about bespoke staircases
Wood & Wisdom is a team with expert joiners that have a real eye for detail. We know how much a stunning piece of joinery can elevate an entire property. It could be beautiful stairs, a fitted kitchen, or a simple piece of furniture. In either case, we think it should look stunning and add as much value as possible.
So, if you want to speak to someone to design bespoke staircases or any other type of joinery, contact us. We give you plenty of choices, including different timbers.