Wow these stairs are fantastic! It makes me wish I was the fiddler on the roof with ‘one great staircase just going up and one great staircase just going down.’ I took a look at an amazing album of photos over at Stylish Eve and I love the natural looking ones that grow into the walls and seem to be living. The book staircase designed by Levitate Architects makes my heart skip a beat; it’s so dreamy! Some of them are a little steep for me! I’m kind of klutzy and need some substantial hand rails to prevent injury! But they’re all awesome.
Here’s the link to Stylish Eve’s full photo album: (Stylish Eve – 22 Very Unique Staircases That Will Inspire You)
Deciding On A Unique Stair Design
Ever thought that your staircase can serve as an artistic element and enhance your home decor? Probably not, as we tend to see the stairs as just a practical part of the house, which is simply there to lead from one floor to another. However, if you were to take a look at these unique staircases, you will surely be bowled over. These staircases are so original and so artistic, that they not only stand out, but also enhance the value of these homes.
All these staircases have one thing in common – they are all inventive and ingenious. Apart from being designed in a spectacular manner, it is clear that they are made with high quality materials. There are some which have a really modern look, whereas others are more rustic and classical. The modern ones are mainly made from metallic materials, whereas the others are manufactured from wood.
Space Saving Design
There are a number of staircases that focus on the importance of saving space. If you were to think about it, the space beneath each and every step is being wasted. So, isn’t it a great idea to use these spaces as storage compartments? This is just what happened with some of these unique stairs. The areas beneath the steps can be opened so as to store items inside. Some are in the form of drawers, while others are like cabinets or cupboards. You will be amazed at the amount of extra space you will have available, and how many things you would be able to store in there!
Based on this idea, there are also some staircases that serve as a library or an original bookcase too. Lots of books can be stored beneath each step, and even on the sides of the walls too.
Slides? Why Not!
Another simply great idea is to incorporate one or more slides with the stairs. There are several designs that put this idea into practice. If you have kids, they will surely love this concept as they will have the facility of sliding down inside your home, instead of having to wait to go to the park to do so! It is also ideal for people who have accessibility problems too.
Some of these unique staircases have focused on the different shapes of the steps, whereas others placed more emphasis on the innovative rails. Some of the rails look like branches, so the stairs look like a tree, while others are literally like a huge spiralling work of art.
One thing is for sure, all of these staircases are designed by people who are truly artistic. The style, the elegance and the flow of these staircases makes them utterly unique.
Some of the most exciting designs you have ever seen are available to view online, and even though you may not afford to have such a staircase, you will surely love the inventive ideas behind some of them. And after all, who knows, sometime you may put one or more of these innovative ideas into practice and create an original staircase design of your own.
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