POLL: Pick your favourite staircase!

Ocean Clarke
16 May, 2016

We've been seeing some really interesting staircases on Houzz recently!

From floating styles made from restored wood or glass, to parrot stairs which help to save space (and look pretty cool too).

The style of staircase you choose for your home will usually depend on space, cost factors and your interior decor - however we want to know which is your favourite style of all! No need for practicalities here, we just want to know which you would rather come home to everyday!

Vote below for your favourite or let us know which you prefer in the comments below!

Wrought iron staircase
Floating staircase
Split level staircase
Other - show us!

Comments (61)

  • ellieinteriors

    I like all four shown but in order to choose it would very much depend on the style of the home itself. All the ones shown suit their surroundings but if I just ha dot choose one I think I'd go for the split level and the Grand being my least favourite

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    David bowerman

    Staircases · More Info

    I like the floating staircase because it looks much like a project I've done.

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    Flanagan Architects

    Like the clean lines and simple detailing.

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    I love the open staircase but the curved, elegant bannister brings it to another level of elegance. Gorgeous.
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    Hoopers Architects Ltd

    Great look - love the lights

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    CDL Southwest

    We love the elegant grand staircase!

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    Artspace Interior Design Ltd

    The floating staircase seems to maximise light and space, love it!

  • ildiko_foote
    Hi. Depends on the house really. Love the grand staircase but in a smaller property I would love storage built in. For a modern home the floating one is really cool!
    However if I had the space (and money) I would always go for a curly grand staircase :)
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    Bradfabs Ltd

    We get asked for floating staircases all the time, it depends on a number of factors as to whether this is feasible. This our latest work in progress...

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    We find that most of our clients prefer traditional staircases in their households, such as the one pictured here.

    Grand staircase with balustrade · More Info

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    Love Shutters UK

    The Grand Staircase looks fantastic.

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    Anouska Tamony Designs- Architecture & Interiors

    I love the old school dog leg staircase with panelled wood below. Timeless!

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    Designs Of The Heart

    Love the Orange Chair !!!

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    Mike Smith Joinery

    Contemporary and effortless effect

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    Elegant and fresh

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    Elegant and fresh

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    Interstor Contracts Ltd

    Grand staircases are becoming more popular again with our clients.

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    Loxta Hardware

    Its got to the floating staircase, all look great though!

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    James Grace Staircase Renovations

    Great staircases! Voted and looking forward to seeing which one wins!

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    brp architects

    Definitely has to be the floating stair - stunning design

  • Tamzin

    Floating stairs are ideal for cleaning and hovering the dust that normally gets caught in the ridges between the steps!! However I have a great aunty who comes often to stay, she is scared of heights and I sense that if we had a floating staircase it may turn her anxiety into fear. These stairs do look incredible but I am wondering how practical they are in a home which is dictated by 3 toddlers??

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    Abbott-Wade Ltd

    The Floating and Grand staircases look stunning and both make a marvellous focal point in the space though not a realistic option for the majority of home owners.

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    Andrew Laine Interiors Ltd

    Definitely the staircase with clever storage. Great for modern houses with very little storage space.

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    Emily Ross Furnishings

    Love this sweeping staircase, very elegant.

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    JDM Woodworks Ltd

    As with your pictures we find the wood and Paint combo very popular.

    Here is a sweeping stairs finished with wall paneling on one side which we thought was nice, and also a stairs we have done which splits in two directions at the top which was another nice design feature.

  • Sarah McLean

    I love the floating staircase. It definitely has a wow factor.

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    Hillen Architects Limited

    Nice modern design

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    Roger Oates Design

    It will very much depend on the period of the house as to what suits it best however the look can be updated with the type of floorcovering that is used on the staircase

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    Adrian Creeper Design

    Like this Split level, am designing one at present, only one stretch though. Mine will be wider than normal, made from a solid trunk of oak, drying out at moment. Have to design system to stop twist, have approached this with laser cut steel strengthening, which you can't see.

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    Docklands Bathrooms

    This Split Level staircase is stunning!

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    Stefa Interior Design

    I love the wrought iron staircase!!

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    EeStairs UK Ltd.

    Really like how can see the treads through the glass on the split level staircase!

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    Blake-Amos LTD

    Stained Oak Staircase · More Info

    Oak Staircase with Cupboard · More Info

    Curved Tread Oak Staircase · More Info

    Ive worked on a project similar to this with glass and wood, please find photos attached here for you to look at.

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    The Bulb Co

    Hi Blake-Amos LTD, would love to see your work but there wasnt anything attached?

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    Steve Attwell Ironwork

    I like all these design but I specialise in creating one off bespoke iron staircases.

    Bodalair House. Hurst · More Info

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    Interior & Exterior Bespoke Metal Fabricators

    Very interesting. Would love to understand the structural supports of this project.

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    Oakland Vale

    We really love the lightness and contemporary feel of a floating staircase.

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    Jarrods Bespoke Staircases Manchester Division

    The floating staircases are called "cantilever" staircases, they generally require a structural wall because they are steel plates bolted to the wall and clad in whichever timber you like and most popular balustrade would be glass, so they will not suit all house types, the split level staircase, with the landings are easier to produce and can fit in most house types and are still very contemporary, I am also a fan or the curved staircases because I understand the work involved but i would suggest the curved staircase would be more suited to a traditional house type.

    Contemporary Glass Staircases · More Info

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    BDCM Design & Build

    Gorgeous floating staircase

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    Love the floating staircase! Very contemporary.

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    apb contracts

    We find our clients love bespoke staircases

    Project management · More Info

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    ScandAmazing Interior Design

    Beautifully designed staircase that creates an open and elegant space.

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    Renova PMC

    Great staircase

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    Eastwell Ironworks Ltd

    We love wrought iron staircases!

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    InConstruction Services Ltd

    The floating staircase is quite the contemporary statement piece, especially combined with the lighting in the example photo provided. We're big fans of a variety of staircase styles so it was particularly difficult to pick a favourite! See below for a photo of a magnificent wrought iron staircase which accentuated the grandeur of a beautiful townhouse we recently renovated in Kensington.

    Victoria Road · More Info

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    Modish Living

    Our favourites are the Wrought iron staircase and the floating staircase.

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