Are you remodeling or building a new home? If so, does that home have two stories? Have you considered the type of stairs and railing design for your remodel or home? These are just a few questions a designer asks at the very beginning. When it comes to the stair design, the railing and material selection and stair material selection are very important. More times than not, especially in new construction, the main stairs are in the entry. The main stair design is a very important since it is one of the first architectural elements your guest see in a home. I have posted before on stairs and railing design (here and here), but today I thought I’d share with you more stunning stair rails that will inspire.
There are so many different designs and materials to use for stair rails. I have seen rope, glass, metal, iron, and wood, and don’t just think you can only use one! A combination of materials is always nice. What material(s) do you prefer? When designing stair rails with my clients, I often refer to iron railing designs from centuries ago to get inspiration. Designing custom stair rails is always fun, looking from past to present designs. Another design consideration is the architectural style of the home (exterior and interior). This will help determine what design direction to head.
The main stair tends to be more of a formal look, but it all depends on the style and feel of your home. Also, some houses have more than one set of stairs and the ‘back staircase’ has a more casual design. But this does not mean that your main stair has to be formal.
There are a few things to know when designing your stair railing. The diagram below shows the different pieces we need to consider when designing the overall stair railing.
Enjoy more beautiful stair railing design!