Don't ignore stress points like railings and stairs. A periodic check for signs of rot, excessive movement and structural problems is always a good idea. Wood can warp and split along its natural grain and cause a safety issue before you realize anything has gone wrong.
This modern stairway with custom rails is enclosed on one level and open on the next, forming a unique design and bringing maximum light into the home from the airy upper level. Broad windows provide both natural light and sweeping views.
Modern Staircase With Hand Scraped Oak Steps and Sharp White Handrail
This is a beautiful image of the hand scraped white oak wooden staircase in this Texas home. The structure features functionality but also a design that is beautiful and modern. The look features a sharp transition from the white wall to the beautiful stained white oak. The natural wood grain comes through beautifully and adds a touch of rustic modernism to the area.
Wood, metal and stone combine to create a rustic stairway. Woven bowls are hung along the wall, creating a striking art display. A stone tile floor grounds the space, while metal railings pair with thick wood steps for a staircase that blends contemporary and southwestern charm.
Modern City Apartment With Custom Spiral Staircase
This light and bright living room features a custom white spiral staircase at its center, complete with a metal railing and brown stairs. Several potted plants and trees throughout the space add a bit of natural decor, while plush gray armchairs with a matching ottoman provide a cozy place to relax.
Staircase View Highlighting The Open Structure Design and Striped Wire Railing With a Trio of Pendant Lights Above
The open architecture of this staircase gives a beautifully modern to the design. Wire railing keeps the structure even more open to the surrounding room. Three large pendant lights hang in the high ceiling to decorate the space and highlight the modern style.
Multi-layered Urban Outdoor Space with Steel, Glass and Plantings
Andrea Cochran Landscape Architecture used corten, stone and plantings for this stunning multi-layered outdoor space and garden in San Francisco. Cochran created an entry stairway with corten steel walls, planes of glass and soft plantings.
In the renovation of this townhouse, the stairs were simplified by removing all the decorative iron knobs and wood finials and painting the bannisters a basic white. The runner adds texture, the artwork vibrant color.
The beautiful wooden staircase paired with wrought iron and wood railings reflects the classic style of the renovated Chicago home designed by Orren Pickell Building Group. To top of the traditional design, white wainscoting lines the walls.
Bright Victorian Home Stairway with Asian-inspired Wallpaper
The coral Ogden wallpaper by Thibaut has an iron gate pattern that designer Keita Turner says is reminiscent of elegant gates at the entrance of formal gardens and referenced the Brooklyn, N.Y., home’s Victorian roots.