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Small Staircase Design Ideas

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.
This is an example of a small contemporary concrete l-shaped staircase in Wollongong with concrete risers and glass railing.
Pattern Cottage
Pattern Cottage
Kitty Lee Architecture
Photo of a small scandinavian carpeted l-shaped staircase in Sydney with carpet risers and metal railing.
Manhattan Micro-Loft
Manhattan Micro-Loft
Specht Architects
Located at the top of a brownstone on Manhattan's Upper West Side, this apartment had a tiny footprint of just 425 feet, but the space stretched vertically for approximately 25 feet, and had access to a roof terrace. Our solution created four separate "living platforms" inserted within the space that provide room for all the essentials and still allow the apartment to feel open and light-filled. The lowest level is an entry and kitchen space, and a few steps up is the main living area. Above the living area is a cantilevered bed pavilion that projects out into the main space, supported on steel beams. A final stair leads up to a roof garden. All the spaces flow into one another, and the idea of distinct "rooms" dissolved. Given the miniscule size of the apartment, every inch of space is put to use. Stairs are not merely for circulation through the apartment, but feature built-in storage cabinetry and drawers below. The main bath and shower, in fact, are also built below the primary staircase. The kitchen features fully concealed appliances, flip up high storage units for easy access, and a countertop that wraps into the main living space, becoming a virtual 'hearth' with built-in entertainment system. There are no traditional closets in the entire apartment. Materials throughout are selected to emphasize the spatial characteristics of the project. The perimeter is light, with painted (existing) brick, glass backsplashes and shelving, and white lacquered kitchen cabinets, stair cabinets, and fittings. The cantilevered bed pavilion is clad in dark wood, and anchors the space - a central object around which everything revolves. A dark wood floor and wood stair treads lead through and around the apartment, spiraling up onto the wood deck at the room. Given the number of built-in features, furnishings are minimal in number, with only a couch, coffee table, bed, and a side chair necessary. Design Team: Scott Specht, Louise Harpman, Amy Lopez-Cepero, Sheryl Jordan, Devin Keyes Photography: Taggart Sorenson Press and Awards AIA Design Award Architizer A+ Award The New York Times "Tiny Homes Hunting" on DIY TV Interior Design "Best of Year"
Portfolio
Portfolio
Joseph Rusin Design
Small traditional wood straight staircase in New York with painted wood risers.
Freeport Tiny House
Freeport Tiny House
Marvin Design Gallery by Eldredge Lumber
Integrity from Marvin Windows and Doors open this tiny house up to a larger-than-life ocean view.
This is an example of a small country wood straight staircase in Portland Maine with open risers and wood railing.
Holly ADU - Stair
Holly ADU - Stair
Davey McEathron Architecture
Leonid Furmansky
Small contemporary wood l-shaped staircase in Austin with painted wood risers and metal railing.
Country house
Country house
Juliette Byrne
This is an example of a small shabby-chic style staircase in London.
Beet Residence
Beet Residence
chadbourne + doss architects
This Seattle modern house by chadbourne + doss architects provides open spaces for living and entertaining. The steel and wood staircase allow views to the street. Photo by Benjamin Benschneider
Richmond House
Richmond House
moss
The custom rift sawn, white oak staircase with the attached perforated screen leads to the second, master suite level. The light flowing in from the dormer windows on the second level filters down through the staircase and the wood screen creating interesting light patterns throughout the day.
Entrance hallway staircase
Entrance hallway staircase
Mia Karlsson Interior Design
Photo of a small traditional painted wood straight staircase in London with painted wood risers.
Rooftop Oasis
Rooftop Oasis
Flavin Architects
Steel and glass staircase gives the top floor of this row house a loft-like feel and creates access to a modern roof deck on the roof. A glass floor captures natural light and sends it down through the house via the stairwell. Photo by: Nat Rea Photography
Our Work
Our Work
Stainless Concepts Inc.
Small industrial wood l-shaped staircase in Other with wood risers.
New Town Road House
New Town Road House
Core Collective Architects
Peter Whyte
Inspiration for a small industrial wood straight staircase in Hobart with wood risers.
East Bay Home
East Bay Home
Workroom C
Dramatic spiral staircase in East Bay home. Photos by Eric Zepeda Studio
Inspiration for a small midcentury metal spiral staircase in San Francisco with open risers.
Cory Lane- Sonoma
Cory Lane- Sonoma
Four Seasons Design Team
Design ideas for a small modern wood straight staircase in San Francisco with wood risers and metal railing.
Stone veneer wall covering for interior and exterior, Stone Design Odyssee serie
Stone veneer wall covering for interior and exterior, Stone Design Odyssee serie
PRESENT USA Company
The composition of layers, the palette of shades, and the use of natural materials (concrete and granulate) give this stone his warm feel and romantic look. The Odyssee stone is 100 percent frost-resistant and can therefore be used indoors and outdoors. With a variety of sizes it's easy to make that realistic random looking wall. Stone Design is durable, easy to clean, does not discolor and is moist, frost, and heat resistant. The light weight panels are easy to install with a regular thin set mortar (tile adhesive) based on the subsurface conditions. The subtle variatons in color and shape make it look and feel like real stone. After treatment with a conrete sealer this stone is even more easy to keep clean.
Craftsman Bedroom/Bath Addition in Rockridge
Craftsman Bedroom/Bath Addition in Rockridge
FMSProjects, Inc.
Small arts and crafts wood u-shaped staircase in San Francisco with painted wood risers.
Modern Staircase
Modern Staircase
Design ideas for a small modern painted wood straight staircase in Los Angeles with open risers and metal railing.
Casa Milonga
Casa Milonga
ADA Lab
Fotografa Leana Cagnotto
Design ideas for a small contemporary metal straight staircase in Turin with metal risers.
Bridgehampton Modern
Bridgehampton Modern
Alexim Builders
This is an example of a small country wood straight staircase in New York with painted wood risers.
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