A staircase is an element of the house that is often an afterthought. But those times seem to be changing pretty fast as stunning stairways are quickly becoming a ‘must have’ for the complete modern home. A stunning spiral staircase or a gorgeous floating stairway add to the charm of stylish and seek interiors. Both home owners and designers are now incorporating cool and at times fascinating stairways that dazzle and amaze us with their innovative design.
Floating staircases are pretty much perfect for any contemporary home that wishes to sport striking interiors. They blend in beautifully both form and functionally as they lift the ‘style quotient’ of your entire house to a whole new level! Here are a few cool homes that proudly sport the floating staircase and hopefully they will inspire you to add one to your dream home as well.
by Tom Loder
by Sam Crawford Architects
by William Roy Designer Kitchens
by Siller Stairs
Touch of Minimalism
The most important feature that the floating stairs carry along with them is the air of minimalism that they automatically bring to any space which they adorn. The architectural makeup of the floating stairs is such that they tend to naturally bring with them a certain sense of contemporary flair and uncomplicated form. This pretty much guarantees that your living room, lounge or any area that you choose as the place for the floating stairs sports a semi-minimalist look, at the very least.
by Kimberly Peck Architect
You can go a step further by turning the floating staircase design into open stairs. But the lack of a railing and seemingly levitating stairs are not a proposition ideal for everyone. If you are scared of heights or have children around, the best thing to do would be to add a glass handrail or something similar.
by Hufft Projects
by Bushman Dreyfus Architects
by Winder Gibson Architects
Saving Up On Space
Not only do floating stairs help with the aesthetic elements of a setting, but they do bring plenty to the table in terms of ergonomics as well. A floating stairway is perfect for small spaces in more ways than one. Most of these stairs generally take up very little space when compared with staircases that are far more traditional in design. In addition to this floating stairs infuse a light and airy atmosphere that also makes interiors seem a lot more spacious visually.
by Jim Burton Architects
by Begrand Fast Design
Many floating stairways also allow you to use the space underneath them in creative new ways. It could vary from something as basic as a bookshelf or storage space to areas that could be turned into extravagant home office settings. How you use the new found room depends on your resourcefulness!
by Webber + Studio
by Hufft Projects
by Roth Sheppard Architects
by Griffin Enright Architects
A Dash of Color and Curved Delights
Since Spiral stairs seem to be as popular as floating staircases, there is no reason why you cannot put both the ideas together. A floating spiral staircase in indeed a sight to behold and yet it is not something that s for the faint of heart! There are other ways though in which you can ensure that your floating stairs stand apart from the pack. A touch of color can always be infused using vivacious stairways.
by Praktyczne i Piękne
by Elite Metalcraft
Unique lighting and creative décor around the stairs can also turn the installation into a glowing work of art. Floating stairs certainly elevate your home’s appearance while adding a semblance of sophistication and refinement.
by Lawrence Architecture
by Presidio Tile