Various Types of Staircases For Homes

Posted by Sue Pearson on November 22, 2017 in Staircases |
Various Types of Staircases For Homes

There are lots of home staircases designs available on the market nowadays. Find it out in this article. The staircase is needed especially for a double storey building for you to go from one level to another level. There are many types of stairs available on the market today to suit your preferences and your home/office overall theme.

In the olden days, people used to have wood or metal stairs. But today, the design has evolved from wood or metal staircase to glass or stainless steel staircase. It makes your design looks modern and artistic. There are many types of home staircases designs for you to choose or you can even design your own based on your creativity.

Straight staircase

One of the simplest designs is a straight staircase. It is simple, and it is usually designed in an “L” shape. You can choose to have the stairs with or without rails. Some people who are creative enough might think of ways to fully use the stairs. There are also designs that feature building drawers below the surface of the stairs. You can keep your books or shoes, other small rarely used items in the drawers.

Next would be spiral staircase design

The spiral design has its central column with every step supported by this column. To make sure the stairs are designed in a spiral shape, each step takes up twelfth part of the stairs. You can combine steel and wood for this type of design to ensure that your stairs look futuristic and artistic. If you opt for this model, make sure you get the drawings from your planner to double check on the dimensions. Also, you require a professional and experienced expert designer for this.

Since it can be installed using a kit, the spiral staircases can save more money than a traditional one. A person installing one also saves by not having to hire a contractor or carpenter. Also, the stairs could also make money in the long run by adding on to the resale value.

Vertical stairs:

Besides that, a much simpler design would be vertical stairs. It only needs a small space which works perfectly for small houses or office buildings. You can also opt for a removable vertical staircase if you were to use it for different places in your home office.

There are many different types of staircases, and the standard ones found in homes are simple and straight, they go up at an angle in a straight line. However, there are variations to these and are often found in larger properties with a lot more space. The curved staircase is a variation and looks amazing, it has the same purpose but is manufactured and installed differently. The case goes up at an angle, but instead of going in a straight line it curves round in a certain direction, the main reason these are used is for their aesthetic design, they look expensive and add character to the property. They are also found in other properties like schools, museums, and other large establishments.


The curved staircase can be expanded even further and be turned into a spiral (helical staircase), these are one again curved in appearance but instead of having one curve they go all the way around into a spiral and essentially go up in a vertical line. There are two instances when these are used, the first being in restricted space where a diagonal staircase would not fit and the other in Abbeys, Mansions and other grand places where the staircase is required to go up a great height, not only do they extend to great highest but look exquisite.

If you are a creative person, you can design your staircase with different shapes and styles. Some people may require having a bigger railing for safety purposes, and some may require a bigger step at the end of the staircase. Now that you have known these designs look at your home and think of the designs that suit your preferences. Make sure the designs are not too complicated and serve the purpose as a staircase.

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