As staircase designs have changed over the years, we’ve seen incredible transformations in structure and style that have gotten us to where we are today. From traditional wooden staircases to high-end glass finishes, we’ve been at the forefront of cutting-edge staircase design. Every modern home deserves a striking updated staircase. Here are some top modern staircase designs for today’s modern home.
There’s no staircase design as striking and modern than a floating staircase. They’re named floating for a good reason – modern engineering and architecture makes it seem like the stairs are floating in your home! While it may seem like they’re suspended mid-air with no support, floating staircases are just as safe and stable as traditional staircases.
If you’re looking for a staircase design that’s going to make a lasting impression in your home, we highly recommend this one. Unlike other staircase designs, floating staircases aren’t limited to a few variations – since the structural support can be on the wall or in the ceiling, there are a lot more design possibilities.
Spiral staircases are always a classic choice that can easily be turned into a modern design. An easy way to make a spiral staircase modern is by using glass balustrades. The clean lines will streamline the look of your staircase and allow light to easily pass through the space. Glass is ideal for wide spirals whereas for tight spirals, a stainless-steel wire may be better suited.
One of the simplest ways to make your staircase modern is to simply get rid of the risers. Open risers are very common in modern homes, especially if you’re going for a minimalist look. Having closed risers can make it seem like your staircase is taking up more space than it actually is, while open risers have the opposite effect. Open risers make your space feel much more open and larger than it actually is.
Consider Your Material Choice
When you’re designing a modern staircase, the material you choose is what sets the tone and feel of your staircase and the space it’s in. Think about two identical staircase designs, one made of wood and one made of metal and glass. Even though the designs are exactly the same, the staircases are going to feel vastly different. Design plays an important role when considering the look and feel of your space, but material has the largest impact on the final outcome of your stairs.
Lighting is Key
Traditional straight staircases often do take up more space than modern designs. While that’s not necessarily a bad thing, it can impact the amount of light that enters the space. Poorly designed staircases can actually block a lot of the natural light entering your home, which can have a negative impact on the rest of your space.
One of the best benefits of a modern staircase is that they’re typically designed to let as much light pass through them as possible so that the light in your home is not impacted. Lighting plays an important role in any home and not having enough natural light can make your home feel smaller. Not only does a modern staircase improve the space it’s in, but it can have a positive impact on the entire house.
We pride ourselves in our forward-thinking staircase design. Check out some of our recent projects to see what the experts at S&A Stairs can do for your next modern staircase upgrade. For more information on our services or to start designing the staircase of your dreams, contact us today.