Stair design is now quickly evolving. There are now many styles that are making there way into the homes of many people. Now there are the Victorian, contemporary, country, modern, minimalist, eccentric, and gothic, among others.
Now, homeowners have a larger range of choices to choose from when it comes to the design of their stairs.
Some base their choice of stairs on the material it is made of. Mostly prefer to incorporate the stairs into the home’s existing theme and style. If the majority of furniture and of the home itself is made of wood, chances are, wooden stairs will be chosen to compliment the existing space.
A hardwood staircase works best in large spaces, wherein it is usually darkly stained and incorporated with iron stair parts. But if a minimalist feel is desired, usually the materials of choice to use for stairs are glass, iron, and steel. This is because such materials provide an edgy feel and look to any space.
Floating stairs are the rage these days for homes with no children. This is because of its very unique and technical look, in this kind of stairs, only the stair treads are seen protruding from a wall with no railing on the other side, making it completely unsafe for children to use.
The design of the stairs is also a huge factor in choosing stairs. Some people like lots of intricate details incorporated into the design. While others like it simple and more practical.
But whatever design you go for, you should be sure that it shows your personal taste and fits the space you are going to put it in. If you are the eccentric type, and like to mix and match everything, then go ahead, see what suits you. Just do not forget to put safety first before design and everything will turn out well.
Many of these floating staircases do not have materials between each of the steps. Or, the more modern steel stairs might not have handrails. There are even homeowners that like to suspend these types of stairs over ponds, pools or even inside water fountains. This is surely a safety issue for the homeowner who has children or elderly family members. But, if you are looking for a great way to save space and have a dramatic sense of style, then this is a great option for you.