Sometimes it’s hard to imagine what a new staircase would look like in your home, or how it will into the space. People tend to think of stairs as a straight series of steps leading directly from one floor to the next, this doesn’t always have to be the case and depends on the shape and size of the rooms that you will be connecting. There’s so many options open to you when it comes to the type of staircase that you choose, should there be a particular set of stairs that you’ve already dreamed of having in your home, it may be that you need to make some adjustments to your home before you can install it. It may also be that you need to make adjustments to your home before you can install it or you may find that an alternative style works even better.
To help you decide, take a look at our top staircase styles and options…
This is the typical staircase that many people may imagine when they first put a home together, you may be surprised, but this staircase comes with a variety of options when it comes to styles and designs. A straight staircase running alongside a wall means that you won’t need two balustrades and also opens the room up a great deal, while the same staircase is placed in the centre of a room and will really make a statement.
Straight stairs with a central landing
These types of staircases add an interesting feature to your property, they’re rarely used in domestic construction due to the space it requires, if a room isn’t necessarily the main factor then a landing part-way up your stairs is an interesting addition. Depending on the width of the staircase you could decorate this area with a sofa, plants or art on the wall, whatever your personal tastes.
For homes with landings, they can’t be connected to the foot of their stairs by the way of a straight line, you can select a quarter turn staircase (L shaped stairs) or a half turn staircase (U shaped or ‘switchback’ stairs). These consist of a number of steps, leading to a landing, from which another set of steps lead to the landing of the next floor in another direction. If this landing sits to the left or right-hand side of the original staircase direction in your case, you should choose a quarter turn. If the landing would be directly behind you, then a half turn is needed.
Winder stairs are similar to quarter staircases, however, while the latter usually features a small landing at the point where the stairs turn, winder stairs have additional steps meaning they’ll require less floor space to reach the next level. They are also a good choice if you prefer your staircase to feature an unbroken, continuous pattern of steps.
A spiral staircase is great for those who have little room to fit straight or turn stairs into their home, the compact design of these stairs can cut straight through the floor above or be placed directly next to a mezzanine or landing. For those who wish for an element of classical design or whimsy, a spiral staircase is one of the best ways to add, it also makes for a perfect solution to a room with little space that needs an eye-catching feature.
For wooden staircases, Archway Joinery have you covered
Once you’ve chosen a staircase that suits your requirements, you’ll need to consider the materials that you want to use. There’s a range of wood out there that’s great for creating attractive and durable fittings, these, in turn, can be treated with a number of stains, finishes and varnishes, so can be decorated however you wish.
If you’re interested in having a new staircase installed at your property, give the team at Archway Joinery a call today, we can provide all the information that you need, as well as answer any questions or queries you may have.