Are you looking to install a new staircase in your home? Looking at bespoke staircase options? Wondering what the differences between the different types and shapes are? It’s safe to think that all staircases just fit a purpose, but there is certainly a bit more to them than that.
Here are 5 staircase types worth considering and what they could offer to your property.
Nice and simple. Straight staircases go up and down. Nowhere else – but that doesn’t make them boring! They are really easy to design and set up and have a classic, homely visual aspect to them. They can be limiting, and some people may find them basic, but these wooden staircases are still prevalent today.
The precursor to spiral staircases to an extent, these staircase systems are very popular with character properties and are great if you have a grandiose home. They offer effortless turns and can save an awful lot of space. However, they can sometimes be complex, and even tricky to get around. They might also be tricky to install depending on the space available in your home.
L-shaped staircase installations are a little simpler than the winder or spiral option, simply because they tend to follow straight lines and edges. They offer small landing spaces in corners and are generally very easy to get up and down. Therefore, they are very popular with family homes. However, they can be fairly complex to set up, and will likely need some form of bespoke staircase support.
Spiral staircases are wonderful to look at. They are generally top picks for homeowners who want to create a focal point with their staircase installation, and they can add a lot of value to a space thanks to their incredible style. However, they may not always be the most practical of solutions, particularly if you are used to manoeuvring things up and downstairs. They are also not always the best fit for a family home!
Lastly, the curved staircase rather takes a mix of all of the above. They gently wind upwards, not in a straight style, but offer a gentle slope, which can lead to a full circle in some cases with stairs on either side and will often be available as singular semi-circle options. These staircases, while very appealing, can be some of the most costly and will take up a lot of space. However, they are truly magnificent to look at!
The best staircase for you and your home depends entirely on what you value – are you looking for bespoke staircases to create a whole new look and aesthetic? Are you trying to add value to your property?
Maybe it’s just a case of looking for something practical and safe. In any case, for the best results, it’s always a great idea to go bespoke. You can trust us on this!
So, if you are in the market for a bespoke staircase or are looking for some expert advice, we at CAD Joinery have you covered. We offer everything from bespoke wooden staircases to sash windows and more. Call us today on 01865 303 077 or visit our contact page for more details.