Sometimes it’s hard to envisage the look of a new staircase or how it will fit into a space. Many people think of stairs as a straight series of steps leading directly from one floor to the next, but this does not always have to be the case. Depending on the shape and size of the rooms you will be connecting and the feel you wish to give your home, there are many options open to you when it comes to the type of staircase you choose. If there’s a particular set of stairs you’ve always dreamed of, it may be that you need to make some adjustments to your home before you can install it,
but you may also find that an alternative style works even better. To help you find your ideal design, here are Pear Stairs’ top five staircase choices.


Straight Stairs

This is the typical staircase many people imagine when first putting a home together in their mind and it offers a surprising amount of variety, especially when it comes to its placement. A straight staircase running alongside a wall means you don’t require two balustrades and also opens the room up a great deal, while the same staircase placed in the centre of a room can constitute an eye catching and exciting statement.


Straight Stairs with Central Landing

This type of staircase adds an interesting feature to a property. While it is rarely used in domestic construction due to the space it requires,
if room is not necessarily a factor then a landing part-way up your stairs can prove a fun and interesting addition.
Depending on its width, you could even decorate this area with a loveseat, plants or art on the wall for your personal flavour.

   Straight and landing  

Turn Stairs

For homes with a landing that cannot be connected to the foot of their stairs by way of a straight line, you can select a quarter turn staircase (L shaped stairs) or a half turn staircase (U shaped or “switchback” stairs). These consist of a number of steps leading to a landing, from which another set of steps lead to the landing of the next floor in another direction. If this landing sits to the left or right hand side of the original staircase direction in your case, you should choose a quarter turn. If the landing would be directly behind you, then a half turn would be required.


Winder Stairs

Winder stairs are similar to a quarter turn staircase - however, while the latter usually features a small landing at the point where the stairs turn,
winder stairs have additional steps, meaning they require less floor space to reach the next level.
They are also a good choice if you prefer your staircase to feature an unbroken, continuous pattern of steps.
   Winder Stairs  

Spiral Stairs

A spiral staircase is ideal for those who have little room to fit straight or turn stairs into their home. This compact design can cut straight through the floor above or be placed directly next to a mezzanine or landing. For those who wish for an element of classical design or whimsy, a spiral staircase is one of the best ways to add character to a space - though a version in stainless steel or other metal can also look extremely sharp.
It makes for a perfect solution to a room with little space that requires an eye-catching feature.

Once you have selected your ideal staircase style, you will then be able to choose which materials to use. There is a wide variety of types of wood that can be used to create attractive and durable fittings, and these in turn can be treated with a number of stains, finishes and varnishes; decorated however you wish.
Alternatively, you can choose a metal and toughened glass option for a sleek, modern design, or a combination of materials.

If you’re interested in learning more about the types of staircase available from the specialists at Pear Stairs, all you need to do is call the team today on 01938 553311, email or fill in their handy contact form which you can find right here.

Their website features dozens of design options, as well as beautiful additional elements to create the perfect finish. Their website also features an excellent information hub entitled Help & Resources, where you can learn more about the different parts your staircase needs, the types of staircase available and how to prepare for and fit a new staircase. There is also a useful set of relevant building regulations you can access to ensure that your dream stairs can be installed in a safe and officially approved manner.