Stairs and railings for your dream home

When going up and down the stairs several times a day, we don't always see stairs as a design element. However, by straining our imagination, we can make them not only a utilitarian element, but also a impactful piece of interior design. It's time to discover a whole new way of connecting levels in our homes.

Stairs vs. apartment layout

Most architects will tell you that the first step in designing a floor plan is to determine where the stairs will be placed. This is an important decision that helps determine functions throughout the home and defines the design and aesthetics. Traditionally, the staircase leading to the second floor is placed just behind the front door in the lobby or entry hall. However, today's open-concept layouts focus more on functionality, accessibility and creating more spaciousness. So the best answer is: the staircase should be located where it makes the most sense depending on the activities, routines and lifestyles of the homeowners.

The staircase is a powerful design tool...

It is accepted that stairs are meant to serve the function of getting from point A to point B. This is how many staircases end up. Being a functional and essential part of the house is the only job they do. However, stairs are also great for other functions.

Various forms and materials

Depending on whether we want our staircase to be the centerpiece of the house, or whether it is more likely to give way to other interior elements, only surreptitiously leading us to more rooms, we can choose different forms and shapes. Circular stairs especially the metal ones will be perfect for loft arrangements. Mill stairs - extremely functional - will find their place perfectly in a modern interior. Regardless of the form of the staircase we choose, the final appearance also depends on the material from which it is made. Stepping on timeless wooden steps, we will feel the warmth and quality. Choosing steel, we can achieve a light but stable structure. It all depends on what aesthetics rule in our interiors.

Exceptional setting

In addition to the steps themselves, another decorative element is the stair balustrade. Many times it is what gives the staircase its final look. Open balustrades are available in wood, glass and steel or steel mesh, or powder-coated aluminum panels. The choice is huge, and a properly selected handrail will not only be protective but also a beautiful complement to the staircase.

So if we are wondering what to choose to make the combination of our floors functional and phenomenal, let's visit the Stairs and Balustrades in the Home Products portal.