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Staircase Design Ideas

White Street
White Street
Daniela Fulford Photography
Contemporary staircase in Melbourne.
MULTI RES| CASCATA UNO
MULTI RES| CASCATA UNO
Alwill Interiors
Inspiration for a modern wood u-shaped staircase in Sydney with wood risers.
LEPPINGTON: Aston
LEPPINGTON: Aston
Firstyle Homes
HOMEWORLD LEPPINGTON 1013 Arkenstone Way Leppington NSW 2179 Open 7 Days from 10am - 5pm E: emeraldhills@firstyle.com.au P: 9606 4175 www.firstyle.com.au
Wells St C
Wells St C
Architecture Factory
Brett Boardman Photograpphy
Inspiration for an industrial wood u-shaped staircase in Sydney with wood risers.
Coolum Residence
Coolum Residence
Seachange Builders
Inspiration for a mid-sized beach style curved staircase in Sunshine Coast.
Living Spaces Interiors
Living Spaces Interiors
Luke Zeme Photography
Photo of a contemporary wood staircase in Sydney with open risers and glass railing.
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.
Severn House
Severn House
Bryant Alsop Architects
Inspiration for a large contemporary carpeted u-shaped staircase in Melbourne with carpet risers and wood railing.
Angle House by MegaFlora Group
Angle House by MegaFlora Group
Anne Stroud Photography
Photo of a midcentury staircase in Canberra - Queanbeyan.
TPG Architects Residential Project, Palm Cove
TPG Architects Residential Project, Palm Cove
TPG Architects
Inspiration for a tropical staircase in Cairns.
P&M GRANGE
P&M GRANGE
J.H.DIXON
Builder: J.H.Dixon Designer: Big House Little House Engineer: Inertia Completion 2019
Inspiration for a contemporary wood straight staircase in Brisbane.
Great Ocean Road Residence
Great Ocean Road Residence
Dylan Barber Building Design
Builder: Eco Sure Building - Photographer: Nikole Ramsay - Stylist: Emma O'Meara
Photo of a mid-sized contemporary wood u-shaped staircase in Other with metal railing.
Ottone
Ottone
Urbane Projects Pty Ltd
This is an example of a contemporary staircase in Perth.
Victoria Road
Victoria Road
Alexandra Kidd Design
This is an example of a transitional wood l-shaped staircase in Sydney with painted wood risers, wood railing and decorative wall panelling.
Waverley House
Waverley House
TKD Architects
Nicole England
This is an example of a contemporary wood curved staircase in Sydney with wood risers and wood railing.
Macmasters Beach
Macmasters Beach
P.Built Constructions
Inspiration for a beach style staircase in Central Coast.
GILGANDRA - New Home
GILGANDRA - New Home
Big House Little House
Design ideas for a contemporary staircase in Brisbane.
Box Hill - Custom Home
Box Hill - Custom Home
User
This is an example of a contemporary wood floating staircase in Melbourne with open risers and glass railing.
Molesworth St House
Molesworth St House
Chan Architecture Pty Ltd
Tatjana Plitt Photography
Photo of a contemporary wood u-shaped staircase in Melbourne with open risers and glass railing.
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 328,738 images from the best designers, decorators, and architects in the country, including Alwill Interiors and P.Built Constructions. 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.