Many customers will go into a staircase construction project with an idea of what they are looking for. However, some people may not know what will work best for their home. We’ll break down some of the common types of stairs to get you started on finding the perfect staircase design for your living space.
Types of Stairs By Design
Burke Banisters & Stairways provides our customers with custom staircase designs to create their dream staircase. Here are some of the types of stairs we make on a regular basis for our clients.
Straight stairs are probably the most common type of staircase found in both residential and commercial properties. They are the easiest to ascend and descend and are typically the most simple to build, although that largely depends on the design decisions and required details. They only need to be connected at the top and don’t require any separate support structures as other types of stairs sometimes do. Variations on the straight staircase include L shaped stairs and U shaped stairs which often require a separate support.
Winder stairs are similar to L shaped straight staircases that integrate uniquely shaped stairs into the corner transition instead of a flat landing area. Some locations may not have the space for a traditional straight staircase. Winder stairs are perfect for wrapping around two walls. They are also more visually interesting in most modern homes.
Spiral stairs and curved stairs have some commonalities, but are actually very different when it comes to function. A spiral stair is built around a center pole or column and the stairs rotate around the center. This design is very compact which is one of its benefits over more traditional staircases. Apartments and lofts often utilize this type of stair as space is generally limited.
Curved/circular staircases are an elegant option for a home or business. Many office buildings will have a curved staircase located right at the entry as it makes a strong impression.They typically require more space than any other type of stair. Curved stairs also typically require the most custom build techniques to achieve the right look and feel. For this reason, they tend to be a slightly more costly option.
Contact Burke Banisters & Stairways
Whether you’re just beginning your staircase project or have an idea already in mind and would like to move forward with your staircase construction, Burke Banisters & Stairways experienced team is ready to work with you. Contact us today to learn more.