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I admire ALL of these creative staircases. And happily live in a new house with primary one floor living (except a staircase that goes up to the guest apartment). In our previous New England Colonial, we replaced the handrail with a decorative wood and iron design - to code.
Hopefully,all of these gorgeous designs are to code in their communities. But be careful of imitating any without checking your local rules.
   
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InterDesign Studio

I like to incorporate LED step lighting (built into the walls), which illuminate the stairs in addition to, or without use of the overhead lighting.

There are various upgraded wall brackets available for the stair railing attaching to walls. For this project I used brushed stainless square shaped brackets with square backplates, which relate to the square shaped wood railings and other details in the house.

LED Step Lights

View of open stair railing from the newly designed adjacent Kitchen area.

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Ultra-tec Cable Railing

We like this stairway with light wood treads and metal railing with a wood cap. The cable railing infill is Ultra-tec®.

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