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Space saving staircases

Alissa Ugolini—homify UK Alissa Ugolini—homify UK
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We know a problem for many of you out there, when building your own house or simply replacing one, is finding a staircase that makes the best of both space and/or storage optimisation. This isn't always an easy thing for people to achieve though, as doing this often requires a lot of creative thought and customer made results that can not only be pricey, but also time consuming. With a little different thinking and ambition though, one can create optimal space conserving stair solutions for their smaller home, if this is what's needed. Today, provided the above adheres to you, is indeed your lucky day; as we've made a collection of inovative ideas for you to draw some inspiration from.

Spiral with a twist!

Luxury sauna and steam room installed in Cambridge:  Gym by Leisurequip Limited
Leisurequip Limited

Luxury sauna and steam room installed in Cambridge

Leisurequip Limited

This spiral staircase here uses its modern surroundings do provide the effect of a visual expansion of the room itself; allowing light to pass through and reflect off of it, whilst positioned next to a double hight mirror, opening up the space considerably. The additional space under and around the side of the staircase also pays tribute to what the staircase and mirror are doing to the room, as previously discussed. A nice option for and affordable city apartment that is a blank canvas for playing with lighting

Split stairs

Organic & Natural Staircase:   by Bisca Staircases
Bisca Staircases

Organic & Natural Staircase

Bisca Staircases

An idea like this could save you having two staircases or an unnecessary amount of landing space that is unusable and not spatially aware. Additionally, in this design, we see a crafty use of space underneath the stairs that could be used to store a multitude of things and, with kids especially, the space could be utilised with extreme potential. 

Industrial decisions

Kensington Residence:  Corridor & hallway by Link Photographers
Link Photographers

Kensington Residence

Link Photographers

It would be a bold move for many to install such a staircase in their home, but look at the space saved by the design—not to mention how stylish it is.  But an industrial theme to a modern home is not to be sniffed at and can find itself to be a nice addition to a minimalist or eclectic design.

Crooked house

This staircase only occupies a couple of square metres and adds a bizarre concept to what we are used to seeing. The use of the almost arbitrary black and grey stairs adds another element to what would otherwise just be a regular and slightly cramped double winder. The white of the walls too helps the darkened steps to stand out and give themselves a floating charm. 

Modern options

 Corridor & hallway by ASCENSO

Escalier suspendu 2/4 tournant


For the modern abode, that doesn't belong to old styles like an overwhelming amount of wood, and particularly so on the staircase, a nice floating staircase could be what's right for you. They take  up little space and allow the option of storage and personalisation underneath. What a difference it makes to this room too. 

If you liked this article, maybe you'd also like a look at some more ideas on floating staircases, or staircase lighting

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