Home insides, like clothing, shoes and even automobiles, tend to evolve with the times as certain styles fall in and out of favour according to the fashion of the day. Clearly, you can not change your staircase as easily as your decoration, so it is important to select the ideal style first time.
So what’s hot and what’s not in stair layout right now? Glass
More than any other, this attribute has seen a massive surge in popularity recently. Glazed stair balustrades are getting to be more and more sought after as people look to increase the feeling of space and light which they can bring to their environment. Although glass stair panels used to be mainly the help of contemporary homes, nowadays they’re often utilised in traditional interiors to provide a contemporary twist and increase the flow of natural lighting around the property.
Of course, you do not need to stop at the balustrade. If you really need to make your neighbors jealous, you can have the treads and risers made from glass for a stunning 21st century impact. Clean lines
The general consensus in the field of interior design at the moment appears to be that less is more. In my line of work I have seen a recent change away from ornamental stair balustrades to easier, cleaner shapes. While elaborate turned spindles, newels and caps are still selling well, there has been greater interest in sleek, minimalistic designs like square and stop-chamfered styles. Curves
As manufacturing techniques have improved through time, the requirement for curved stairs has been slowly rising. These staircases require quite a lot of space but can offer a excellent focal point. With their classic flowing lines, they are acceptable for modern and traditional homes alike. Spiral stairs, also, are proving popular – particularly with owners of smaller properties, and people searching for a secondary stairs. They can still look stunning, but do not occupy as much floor space. Mix of materials
Another increasing trend is mixing different kinds of material together for a single appearance, called fusion (also popular with foodies!) . When picking a handrail you are likely best off sticking with wood, as it is the most comfortable material to grip. However, in regards to the balustrade infill there’s a great deal more choice. In addition to glass panels, you can experiment with spindles made from wood, metal or a combination of both – and – mix and match with glass if you want.
Metal spindles have become especially popular recently, because of the vast array of designs now available. You don’t need to stick to only one style of metal spindle, either. Alternating two distinct designs can be a fantastic way to provide your stairs a single touch. Storage
Since the square footage in new houses has generally shrunk over the last few decades, storage space has become a significant issue. It is no surprise, then, that more home owners are requesting storage to help keep clutter out of sight. This may be accomplished by fitting shelves or cabinets underneath the stairs, or even by integrating drawers into the real steps.