Sometimes, you only need architectural staircases to refurbish a commercial or residential building. The design and installation of architectural staircases should be based on the design of the building and the space available. Modern architectural staircases can be made from different materials such as wood, iron, glass, metal, concrete or even a combination of these materials.
Here are some of the basic things you should consider when building a home where you want your staircase to be the centre of attention.
Design And Structure
A well-designed architectural staircase incorporates the owner’s preference, structural soundness, and an innovative design that complements the house and overall decor.
Some common architectural staircases include floating stairs, spiral stairways, and those that incorporate sculpture in their balustrade or railings.
You should make sure that your staircase uses the right materials to make it is structurally sound, with the correct support (walls, bannisters, balusters, etc.) for your needs.
With or Without Staircase Railings?
Railings in staircases have also evolved in their design. Some designers have used glass to create invisible walls. Some incorporate metal and fibreglass to install minimalist railings to floating staircases. Some designers even have discarded railings in their staircase design.
For many homeowners, the choice of whether or not to incorporate railings depends not only on their house design but also their lifestyle.
For those with families, elderly parents, and young children, staircases should have the safety and support feature of a rail or supporting wall.
For many homeowners, an architectural staircase is one way of showing their home’s strength: form and function in one building structure. So if you are planning to build or buy a home, consider not only what you want to see in a staircase, but also the function you would need from such a vital part of the home.