MINIMAL YET ELEGANT
Homeowners opt for open stairs in the GTA for two main reasons.
#1, Because they can help the space to feel much larger than it actually is.
#2, You can see through them to the space beyond (great for getting natural light into the stairwell).
Open staircase designs don't actually have any risers instead, they have a thicker stringer and treads, which give the staircase the strength it needs to support the weight of those walking on it.
The ultimate in minimalist design, the handrails and balustrades that we use with open riser stairs are designed to visually float. This adds to the sense of freedom and airiness that the stairs evoke.
- Suits and style, from modern to contemporary
- Makes the space feel much bigger
- Introduces sunlight into dark stairwell areas
- Helps to unify separate spaces within the home
- Floating treads have maximum support
More Types of Stairs
There are a number of reasons why a custom staircase might be the better choice for your home, particularly when dealing with an awkward space where no other type will work perfectly alone. There is something truly unique about these staircases that cannot be replicated using one type alone.
Closed stairs in Canada are viewed as being the height of strength and safety. Closed staircases have the added appeal of providing functional space underneath for storage or bookshelves. Closed stairs designs are also very aesthetically pleasing, particularly in larger homes with plenty of wide open space.
When your staircase adjoins a wall, making the transition as smooth as possible tends to be the goal of most homeowners. This is where concealed stairs come in, the stringer is hidden underneath the treads and risers, allowing them to butt right up to the plaster.