For generations, stairways were taken for granted in a home’s interior design. You will see this on full display in many older homes in our region. Thankfully, they are no longer merely functional elements to help us move up and down, but modern residential stairway design has become an essential element. The evolution in architecture and design has brought about innovative ideas and trends that have transformed the stairway’s look and feel.
As a homeowner, it is essential to be informed about the latest styles and trends in design to create a unique look for your own home. In this blog, we’ll discuss two of the top trends in modern residential stairway design and one trend homeowners should avoid.
And, yes, all of these are options for older homes and new construction!
Transparent staircases are becoming increasingly popular in modern residential architecture. The staircases are made of transparent or frosted glass, providing a stunning and sleek finish with a unique modern appearance. Glass staircases offer ample lighting and provide the illusion of a more extensive and spacious area. With the right lighting under the treads or around the stairs, the staircase becomes seamlessly integrated or a standout feature in the home. View more modern residential stairway designs here.
Open Riser Staircases
Open riser staircases have gotten enormous attention in recent years. They are often featured in architectural magazines and in home builders’ portfolios because they create such a high-end feel to any space. It is one of our favorite looks at AR2 because this design allows homeowners to see through parts of the staircase—creating a seamless connection within the different floors in the house. The open riser design also creates an illusion of a larger space, especially for narrow and tight spaces. With minimalism being the new trend, open riser staircases perfectly complement that movement by creating a modern and clean look.
One Trend to Avoid: Extremely Steep and Narrow Staircases
While there are many exciting trends in modern stairway designs, there is one thing homeowners should avoid. Staircases that are too steep or narrow are not suitable for everyday use. Such stairways can be hazardous to children, elders, and even pets who may struggle to navigate without tripping. Sacrificing safety and functionality is unnecessary! You can have a stairway that fits all of your needs when you work with custom designers who are experienced in creating elegant solutions for the architecture challenges of the DMV.
Make it Yours
By integrating modern and innovative styles with your personal taste, you can transform your staircase into a stunning focal point that serves both function and aesthetics. At AR2, our team of experts are dedicated to completing your project on time and within budget, while exceeding your expectations. We are confident that we can provide you with the best possible service and product. Contact us today to discuss your custom stairway and railing needs.