Staircase Design Ideas

Wyndham Beach House
Wyndham Beach House
Sky Architect Studio
The main internal feature of the house, the design of the floating staircase involved extensive days working together with a structural engineer to refine so that each solid timber stair tread sat perfectly in between long vertical timber battens without the need for stair stringers. This unique staircase was intended to give a feeling of lightness to complement the floating facade and continuous flow of internal spaces. The warm timber of the staircase continues throughout the refined, minimalist interiors, with extensive use for flooring, kitchen cabinetry and ceiling, combined with luxurious marble in the bathrooms and wrapping the high-ceilinged main bedroom in plywood panels with 10mm express joints.
Audrey St
Audrey St
Lindon Homes Pty Ltd
Enclosed Stairs with timber seat, white balusters and hanging plants from planter box above.
BENJAMIN ROAD
BENJAMIN ROAD
South Coast Building Design
By employing timber in-steps to these concrete steps, the functional steps are transformed into a feature.
Home Sweet Home - Seven Hills Project
Home Sweet Home - Seven Hills Project
Rylo Co
The custom cut stringer stair case is finished perfectly with custom iron balustrade. The black accents and iron detailing is referenced throughout the home in door hardware, cabinetry hardware and lighitng.
A staircase isn’t just a structural element that links two floors – it can also help define your style, make a statement, and turn your entryway into a grand entrance. There are a growing range of materials and staircase designs to cater to your personal style and the size of your space. Here are some quick tips to consider while browsing images of staircase designs on Houzz.

What type of staircase works best for me?


The first consideration when planning a stair design is space. A double-sided staircase, for instance, will only work in a large area; whereas an L-shaped staircase or straight staircase are more compact options. The next step in the stair design is deciding on a style. Elliptical or curved stairs offer elegance, while spiral stairs can appear more urban. If you want a contemporary design, floating stairs are a great way to circulate light.

What balustrade and handrail options are available?


Balustrades and handrails are important for safety but also allow you to get creative with your stair design. Many staircases are built up against a wall – if that’s the case, the wall itself can act as a balustrade; it will just need an attached handrail. Glass balustrades are great if you want to show off your staircase as an architectural feature, whereas a timber balustrade tends to be a more timeless option. Metal balustrades are versatile in that they can be industrial, elegant or quirky. Consider functionality, too, especially if you have kids. An open railing, for instance could become a safety hazard.

What type of material should I use for stair treads?


Timber stair treads are strong and timeless, but aren’t suited to those with indoor pets as they’ll show up scuffs. Carpeted or stone stair treads are more traditional options, whereas stainless steel and glass can be quite contemporary. Concrete stair treads are increasingly popular for those looking to create a sculptural masterpiece out of their staircase – just imagine the effect of floating concrete stairs, daringly cantilevered. Also consider using a combination of materials to create visual interest.

Whether you want inspiration for planning a staircase renovation or are building a designer staircase from scratch, Houzz has 338,145 images from the best designers, decorators, and architects in the country, including Meraki Creative and MR.MITCHELL. Look through staircase photos in different colours and styles and when you find a staircase design that inspires you, save it to an Ideabook or contact the Pro who made it happen to see what kind of design ideas they have for your home. Explore the beautiful staircase ideas photo gallery and find out exactly why Houzz is the best experience for home renovation and design.