So you’re renovating your home and doing some serious work but you don’t have a lot of space to connect two floors. Space is often limited in any kind of renovation, and even if not, we all want to make the most of the space we have. If you’re a property developer in particular, this issue comes up all the time. How do you maximise space on both levels but add in a quality staircase? What do you do? Well the answer has to be spiral staircases doesn’t it?
As a child I was terrified of these types of stairs, always worried I’d fall through them imagining all kinds of horrors (I know, I had a vivid imagination!), but as an adult I love their style, practicality and down right quirkiness. That’s a word right?
If you’re started to think about renovating your home or you have an architect on board making you some designs, then these stair solutions could be just what you need.
- They’re compact and bijou fitting the smallest of spaces enabling you to connect two floors easily. Particularly good for small apartments, property developments and an annex in a larger house.
- Their design has come a long way too, with quality playing a big factor. You can now get a beautiful wooden spiral staircase for example to fit the look and style of your home at a very good cost.
- Cost is not extortionate with some budget models starting at around $300 and upwards. This is definitely something you can work into your renovation without it breaking the bank.
- No need to worry about their solidity. A spiral staircase’s railing system can be composed of painted steel balusters and a sturdy PVC aluminium-core handrail although there are lots of styles available so it’s worth doing your research to find one that suits your needs.
The images I’ve featured in the post today are from http://uk.fontanotshop.com an Italian design staircase manufacturer who has been selling staircases since 1947. A leader in this sector since the 1990s, they have cornered the market in kit staircases where the products are easy to assemble, fit well and are well-balanced in price. I’m particularly impressed with their staircase planner, enabling you to create a customer set of stairs perfect for your space using their products and workmanship.
I’ve not seen the stairs in the flesh so can’t give you my full recommendation but I’m always wanting to share ideas, inspirations and possibilities with you, so if you’re on the lookout for something like this, Fontanot is well worth the research.
What do you make of a spiral staircase? I suspect you either love them or hate them, but either way I do think they are great in the right space and perfect for a practical stylish solution in small spaces.