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18 staircase designs that look fabulous in small houses

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Small homes can make essential features, such as stairs, a real headache. How can you keep the functionality, without wasting too much valuable space?

Well, we think we've found some of the best staircases out there for smaller, cramped houses. If you're thinking about investing some time and money into your home improvement and wouldn't be shy about taking on a serious project like a stairwell replacement, read on to see how your hallway could suddenly feel a whole lot larger!

1. The curve of these stairs makes them hug the wall perfectly

 Corridor & hallway by Barra&Barra Srl

2. Make a real feature of your small stairs by embracing a contrasting colour or material

3. A spiral staircase takes up as little room as possible

 Corridor, hallway & stairs by NORD SCALE

4. Hug those corners to make your stairs less wasteful

5. Adding storage to your stairs makes them doubly useful!

6. If you're not afraid of heights, go small and steep

7. Clever lighting will support a stunning staircase, especially if it's tucked right into a corner to maximise free space

8. Taking away banisters will make your stairs seem less invasive

9. Glass stairs almost disappear completely!

10. Side-lit stairs somehow always look more compact

11. Using reflective materials will help trick they eye into seeing smaller stairs

12. White stairs will always seem smaller and less invasive in a hallway

13. Ultra minimalism can work well in the right house

14. Awkward corners can be easily adapted to with custom joinery

15. Glass safety rails help to soften the impact of a staircase

16. Concrete stairs offer stability as well as natural camouflage

 Corridor & hallway by NonWarp

17. Matching your stairs to the wider colour scheme will make them blend in seamlessly

18. The simpler your stairs, the less room they will appear to take up

For more staircase inspiration, take a look at this Ideabook: These 10 Amazing Staircases Will Leave You Awestruck.

Are you ready to scale new heights with your stair design?
Whitton Drive:  Terrace house by GK Architects Ltd

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