Pics and Ideas for Custom Staircases
Top staircase trends in custom homes
Below we've compiled photos of top staircase trends in Raleigh custom homes. You will see more of these features, styles, and layouts in new homes, including: two story overlooks, hardwood steps, wrought iron balusters, carpet runners, craftsman details, and curved designs.
Staircase Design #1: Curved Staircase
Curved staircases add classic elegance to custom home designs.
Including a balcony-style landing at the top of your curved staircase provides a space to formally greet your guests.
From another angle, an additional staircase leading to the second story overlook is visible.
Staircase Design #2: Angled Foyer Staircase
A staircase in the center of your home will facilitate comfortable traffic flow throughout the first floor.
Consider adding a carpet runner, instead of just hardwood, to your staircase.
A carpet runner is a great way to pull in a classic design or personal touch - in an unexpected space.
Staircase Design #3: Single story foyer staircase
Creative lines of sight are a custom home builder specialty.
In this floor plan design, the angled central staircase blocks direct sight into the living room and breakfast room - with three major benefits:
First, this staircase design establishes clear, distinct space divisions between rooms - while maintaining an open concept design.
Second, the staircase gives privacy to your breakfast area - blocking direct sight across the entire home.
Third, it creates anticipation - and accentuates the drama - of your two story living room.
Any time ceiling hight changes between rooms, the taller room will feel bigger and more striking.
Staircase Design #4: Foyer staircase with split landing
In this craftsman style custom home, the foyer opens into a hardwood staircase with bold, square newel posts.
The landing splits into two directs - leading to a loft on one end and all bedrooms on the other end. Click here for a full photo gallery of this custom home.
Staircase Design #5: with split landing
Here is another example of a staircase designed as the centerpiece of the first floor entrance.
In this version of the Cove, a landing also leads two directions - with a loft to one side and bedrooms to the other. See a photo gallery of this home, here.
Staircase Design #6: Dual staircase
In this version of the Kelley, two separate staircases lead to the second floor.
One staircase starts in the foyer; the other starts between the great room and kitchen. This places a staricase on each end of the home.
A custom angled overlook gives two-sided excitement to this home. Click here to see a floor plan.
Staircase Design #7: Central staircase with overlook
In this custom home example, the staircase runs perpendicular, rather than parallel, to the foyer entrance.
This gives the staircase a central location - with side-to-side visibility, emphasizing a free-flowing design. This staircase is another great example of how to integrate a carpet runner.
Custom Staircase Photos and Ideas
Where do you want to make a big impact in your new home? Each staircase design example pictured in this article shows different ways to make a splash in your new home.
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Learn staircase design terminology: click here for post-to-post and over-the-post photos and descriptions.
More staircase style trends: click here to read about staircase styles from traditional to craftsman.