Unless your live in a bungalow, you’ll probably find yourself going up and down the stairs at least a couple of times a day. But why not consider making the staircase part of your home, rather than just something that you use to move between spaces?

Often located in an entrance hall, staircases are one of the first things that a guest will see on entering your home. You can make a real statement by choosing a carefully designed staircase — be inspired by the 21 examples below.


This light filled extension has been reconfigured around a dramatic new triple-height steel staircase, clad in birch plywood panels


This accessible eco-home has an American white oak staircase that uses light to create a dramatic effect


The owner and designer of this £90k Brighton self build built the staircase using five sheets of plywood — he estimates that it cost around £150


Light floods into the stairwell of this modern family home thanks to the expanse of glazing


This frameless glass extension is linked to the lower levels of the house with a glass and metal staircase


Storage has been built into the compact staircase of this contemporary farmhouse extension


This quirky solid wood spiral staircase is used to display a collection of masks in this incredible, fantasy self build


The second staircase in this frameless glass extension has toughened, nonslip steps (but guests still approach the ‘floating’ steps with caution…)


The large entrance hall of this Georgian-style self build has a wide staircase, from Dibben Joinery, combining an elegantly thin handrail to perfectly capture a period feel


This dream home on the coast of Devon has a modern glass and wooden staircase that blends into the architectural details


This contemporary staircase simply hangs in the middle of the open plan kitchen diner in this modern seaside home


This simple white staircase contrasts the dark grey bricks that make up this striking self build in Camden


This industrial glass and metal staircase is just one incredible addition that saved this modern home that was once a Georgian ruin


This simple staircase floats, suspended on wires, and creates an interesting addition to this already incredible modernist extension


The wavelike lines of this cedar, curved staircase are testament to this spacious new-build’s coastal setting and its clean, natural design.


This simple wooden staircase contrasts with the concrete floor and clean white walls in this unique 1950s remodel


Oak floorboards have been used to clad the staircase in this industrial home, and act as a contrast to the smooth lines of the concrete floor


The metal Art Deco stair railings were a wonderful find in an antiques warehouse in Bresse (central france). The perspex stair rail, from The Plastic Shop, makes an interesting addition to a simple staircase in this colonial-style home


The slate-effect concrete tiles used to decorate this entrance hall and staircase create a striking contrast with the bright white of this radical bungalow remodel


The first steps and walls of this clean white staircase are built out of the stone left from the house that was previously on the site. It creates an interesting contrast between the old and new of this Lochside barn conversion

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