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The Windward Estate
The Windward Estate
Stofft Cooney Architects
Old Florida Tropical Bayfront Residence Lori Hamilton Photography George Cott Photography
Example of a classic wooden staircase design in Miami with painted risers
bryant remodel
bryant remodel
Floisand Studio
photo by John Granen
Trendy staircase photo in Seattle
Groveland House
Groveland House
A.GRUPPO Architects - Dallas
Craig Kuhner Architectural Photography
Trendy staircase photo in Dallas
William Hefner Architecture Interiors & Landscape
William Hefner Architecture Interiors & Landscape
Studio William Hefner
Trendy concrete staircase photo in Los Angeles with concrete risers
Quality Design
Quality Design
Sutton Suzuki Architects
Trendy wooden straight open staircase photo in San Francisco
Hillside Road II
Hillside Road II
M House Development
Inspiration for a cottage staircase remodel in Chicago
Family Hobby Farm
Family Hobby Farm
Ecraft
This custom home was built for empty nesting in mind. The first floor is all you need with wide open dining, kitchen and entertaining along with master suite just off the mudroom and laundry. Upstairs has plenty of room for guests and return home college students. Photos- Rustic White Photography
Shaw Carpet
Shaw Carpet
House Of Flooring Inc.
Example of a classic staircase design in Other
Residential
Residential
Horowitz & Sons Construction Inc.
Inspiration for a transitional staircase remodel in New York
Row House Interiors Stair
Row House Interiors Stair
LDa Architecture & Interiors
We've gotten a few inquires about the rug - it iis is a Woodard & Greenstein, Dorchester #60 Stair Runner.
Inspiration for an eclectic carpeted curved staircase remodel in Boston
steel and cherry stair
steel and cherry stair
Bluetime Collaborative
steel and cherry stair made from stock parts and no welding loft stair metal stair cable railing
Example of an urban staircase design in Burlington
Basement Remodel - Nantucket
Basement Remodel - Nantucket
Jonathan Raith Inc.
Nantucket Architectural Photography
Mid-sized beach style wooden staircase photo in Boston with painted risers
Anamor Staircase
Anamor Staircase
Landed Interiors & Homes
Photography by Brad Knipstein
Staircase - large transitional wooden l-shaped metal railing staircase idea in San Francisco with wooden risers
58_Creative Staircase for Timeless Home, Arlington, VA 22201
58_Creative Staircase for Timeless Home, Arlington, VA 22201
Century Stair Company
Tradition Homes, voted Best Builder in 2013, allowed us to bring their vision to life in this gorgeous and authentic modern home in the heart of Arlington; Century Stair went beyond aesthetics by using durable materials and applying excellent craft and precision throughout the design, build and installation process. This iron & wood post-to-post staircase contains the following parts: satin black (5/8" radius) tubular balusters, ebony-stained (Duraseal), 3 1/2 x 3 1/2" square oak newels with chamfered tops, poplar stringers, 1" square/contemporary oak treads, and ebony-stained custom hand rails. CSC 1976-2020 © Century Stair Company. ® All rights reserved.
Dream Home Great Rm
Dream Home Great Rm
Christopher Scott Homes
Inspiration for a timeless wooden curved staircase remodel in Indianapolis with wooden risers
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Custom Railz & Stairz Inc.
Inspiration for a staircase remodel in Chicago
Century Communities - Colorado Springs
Century Communities - Colorado Springs
Housing & Building Association of Colorado Springs
Century Communities
Elegant wooden staircase photo in Denver with wooden risers
Clawson Architects Projects
Clawson Architects Projects
Clawson Architects, LLC
Clawson Architects designed the Main Entry/Stair Hall, flooding the space with natural light on both the first and second floors while enhancing views and circulation with more thoughtful space allocations and period details.
West Loop Aerie
West Loop Aerie
Scrafano Architects
Photography by Catherine Tighe
Urban staircase photo in Chicago
Upstairs Hall
Upstairs Hall
Arch Studio, Inc.
Best of House Design and Service 2014. --Photo by Paul Dyer
Elegant staircase photo in San Francisco
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Staircases, often taken for granted as a link between two floors, are major architectural features that have the power to make an ordinary home spectacular. A staircase remodel can help define and showcase your personal style. By adding a staircase design with unique materials or updating an existing structure with new decor or a fresh wall color, you can easily change their overall look. Browse pictures of stairs and read further for more great ideas.

What stair design will work best for me?

When looking through residential staircase ideas, your top consideration should be space. Not every type fits in every home: A double-sided stair design only works in large entryways, so for a smaller space, you’ll need to opt for a straight, U- or L-shaped one instead. If you’re set on achieving the look of a grand entrance, try to work in a curved design that will really showcase the railings and any other unique features. For homes that are really compact, spiral staircase designs will be the most efficient in terms of horizontal space; while they may not be the easiest to climb, they do give a quirky and fun feel. After determining function and shape, you can then narrow down the large selection of staircase ideas by style and material to achieve the overall appearance you’re going for.

What are the best materials for staircases?

The look of your stairs should coordinate with the rest of your house, so don't try to mix two dramatically different styles, like traditional and modern. For the steps themselves, carpet and stone are popular traditional materials, while metal or floating wood steps are trendier options. The stair railings don’t usually get much love, but really are the perfect opportunity to let your creativity flow. While pairing two opposite styles is not recommended, subtling mixing up the rail and tread styles can make for a showstopping effect; for example, an industrial-style rail can help make wood treads contemporary, or an ornate metal railing can help enhance the mediterranean feel of stone treads. If you don’t want to commit to full-blown carpeting, stair runners are an easy way to mix up your style and protect the material underneath. In the end, even though appearance is important, you should first and foremost think about creating functional staircases. If you have young kids, an open railing or hard metal steps can become a safety hazard, while dogs and common household traffic might scratch up wood. If you’re absolutely in love with a few staircase ideas that might be less that ideal for your families needs, get creative and with faux-look materials and coordinate with your contractor or designer to find a compromise.

How do I incorporate stairway decor?

Stairway decorating ideas coincide a lot with hallway decor ideas — you want to add interest without interfering with the function of the stairs. Stick to photo frames and artwork with a slim profile so that you aren’t knocking into them while walking up and down the stairway. If you have a landing, you may want to add a small accent table or a potted plant to visually anchor the area, or feature a larger wall sculpture or piece of art. Gallery walls are excellent staircase decorating ideas since you’ll likely have a long stretch of space to work with, plus they’re a great way to finally display all those family photos or vacation snapshots. If you’re working on a new build or doing a full staircase remodel, you may want to include some shelving built into the walls for extra storage or display spots.


Whether you want inspiration for planning a staircase renovation or are building a designer staircase from scratch, Houzz has 341,650 images from the best designers, decorators, and architects in the country, including Ecraft and Christopher Scott Homes. Look through staircase pictures in different colors 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 photo gallery and find out exactly why Houzz is the best experience for home renovation and design.