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What type of staircase works best for me?
The first consideration when planning a staircase 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 materials should I use for stair treads?
Timber stair treads are strong and timeless, but can 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.
Photos of a recent contemporary John Kraemer & Sons home in Deephaven, MN.
Architecture By: Charles R. Stinson Architects
Interior Design By: CRS Interiors
Photography By: Jon Huelskamp of Landmark Photography
Garden wall - charles_ng58
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シンプルで頑丈な箱（スケルトン）の中に、自由に変更できる内装（インフィル）を備え、施主自身が間取りや仕上げをデザインすることができ、次世代まで長く住みつなぐことができます。 Photo by 東涌宏和／東涌写真事務所
Stunning landing with a blackened steel and timber staircase, backed by a polished plaster wall.
Light fitting is Random Light by Bertjan Pot for Moooi.