March 6, 2012

Stair Lust

As a downtown Toronto Realtor®, I see the inside of a lot of houses in the course of a week.   Many downtown homes have gone through extensive renovations, often opening up the entire ground floor into one open concept space.  A common challenge in this scenario:what do you do with the stairs?

There are so many cool solutions out there, but often staircases are left awkwardly floating in the middle of the space, or tucked into a corner and forgotten about.  In my opinion, this is a missed opportunity!  Stairs can be beautiful, interesting, functional, even sculptural elements in any space.   They come in all shapes, sizes, materials and finishes.  They are not just a way to get from one floor to another, but an opportunity to add an interesting element to your home, and maybe even some extra storage!

Here are a few of my current staircase crushes…




Image Credits:

1) via SpookyHome
2) via Apartment Therapy
3) Sophia Evans
4) via Fresh Home
5) via dezeen
6) via Apartment Therapy
7) via Fresh Home
8) Linea Studio
9) via Apartment Therapy
10) Vengelis Paterakis
11)  David Cleveland
12) via Fine Frenzy
13) Laura Alverez Architecture
14) via Spooky House

1 Comment

  1. Ashley

    March 8, 2012 at 4:28 pm —

    Awesome images Urban Dweller… I too love how sculptural stairs can be within a space. For more inspiration, check out http://www.stairporn.org/

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