Stairs are structural focal points that often set the tone for the style of a home. Whether they showcase a dynamic wow-factor design, or they provide a simple framework that allows another design element to shine, stairs have the power to make a lasting impression. Check out these seven HighCraft projects for stairway inspiration.
1. FLOATING MODERN
There is something so balanced and inviting about this floating staircase. Whether it’s the ample landing, warm maple treads, transparent glass panels, or its clean, stainless hand rails – we are drawn to, and up, these stairs.
The natural materials and modern style of this staircase reflect the minimalism incorporated throughout this entire whole-house remodel. See similar design elements used in the home’s master bathroom HERE.
2. SHIPLAP ECLECTIC
HighCraft designed and built a 980-s.f. carriage house stacked over a heated garage that doubles as a gym. The stairwell that ascends from the workout garage to the upstairs apartment packs a visual punch.
Shiplap walls lead you up the stairs to the second floor, and the hand rails, made from industrial pipe fittings, foreshadow the eclectic design ahead. Check out the full carriage house apartment HERE.
3. CUSTOM CONTEMPORARY
The front entry sets the tone of this contemporary-style home on Lake Loveland, and the staircase is a powerful focal point. The lines are gorgeous, and the metal basket-weave screen allows natural light to filter between every floor of the home.
The contemporary door, stair railings, custom screen, and large metal pendants, make the front entry and staircase a showstopper.
In the basement, the same stairs offer a striking accent wall in the rec room, as well as a hidden play room with secret door for the kids. Explore the entire custom home HERE.
4. PAINTED TRADITIONAL
An acreage north of Fort Collins provided the perfect pastoral setting for this 6,533-s.f. custom farmhouse built by HighCraft. The foyer, with a traditional painted staircase and carpeted tread runner, is open and welcoming. Tour the custom home HERE.
5. EASTERN MINIMALISM
Inspired by Japanese art and culture, our clients wanted their remodeled home to reflect Shibui design: an aesthetic that values simplicity, minimalism and the use of natural materials.
When it comes to stairs, less is sometimes more, like in this Zen-like entry. The simple stair rails don’t detract from the all-important front door, or “mouth of chi,” where good energy flows into the home. Explore the award-winning, whole-house remodel HERE.
6. RUSTIC INDUSTRIAL
Our team designed and built The Bunkhouse – a custom two-bedroom, two-bath guest apartment and vacation rental – over a detached garage. The private entrance to The Bunkhouse (above) offers a place to kick off your boots and hang your hat before heading upstairs.
The industrial metal stair railings feel at home on the ranch, and their open design makes the space feel larger and lighter. Learn more about The Bunkhouse HERE.
7. BASEMENT BOOKCASE
While the stairs to this newly remodeled basement are fairly simple, the space underneath is put to good use as a colorful bookshelf.
Built-in cubbies are a clever use of this traditionally awkward space, providing visual interest as well as practical storage for the basement home office.
Whether you build new construction, or remodel what you have, HighCraft’s experienced design-build team is here to help with your project, large or small. Contact HighCraft with questions or to schedule a free consultation.