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Home Remodeling Tip: Stairway Trends
Stairway Trends That Are a Step Up
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topic: home entry way
Today's design-conscious homeowners are using stairways for more than just moving between floors. Whether tucked away or a central focal point, stairways offer an array of possibilities. Materials, design, and function make all the difference in new stairways.
As a general rule, floors and stairs should match. Carpet goes with carpet, and wood goes with wood.
The looks of the past and present might be the same: a sweeping oak staircase that winds luxuriously from the home foyer to a second-floor makes an elegant, yet grand statement. An L-shaped stairway made of rough-hewn timber and fabricated steel sends a more contemporary message; while a compact spiral stairway adds a touch style to a small space. But stairways are inherently practical -- and the latest trends take full advantage of stairs' potential.
Form Follows Function with Stairways
Modern stairways look great and work harder than ever. In modest homes, that can mean using stairs -- and the dead space under each tread -- for storage. Shallow drawers can be added to maximize space. And modern styling makes them virtually undetectable.
Stairways Play with Light and Space