A major trend in recent years has been the growing popularity of rustic staircase systems and balconies. Featuring beautifully exposed natural architectural elements, rustic design exudes a handcrafted appeal. Whether your project is in the rural mountainside or the bustling city, a rustic staircase can bring natural, woodsy warmth and charm to a commercial space or residence.

This week, we explore several of our rustic staircase projects and highlight the unique design elements of each.

What are the common design elements of rustic staircases?

Featuring the organic shapes and textures essential to rustic style, rustic stairs can take on many styles and configurations. Our craftsmen specialize in constructing stairs with wood and steel carriages and all types of balustrades in limitless finishes. Common design materials include hand-forged iron, stainless steel, cable rail, and wood. Many of our rustic projects include striking blends of metal and wood elements.

The unique stair below is an outstanding example of rustic style. The simple hammered metal balusters and natural wood rail are beautiful reflections of the home’s craftsman style. The exposed, distressed

Rustic Stair and Handrail

Designers and architects often make excellent use of the “fifth wall,” or ceiling, in their rustic design projects. Exposed beams and wood-planked ceilings are hallmarks of rustic style. With a wooden ceiling, columns, beams, and stone accents, this residence below is a beautiful example. Our team was excited for the opportunity to construct a rustic balcony and rail system to complete the magnificent space.

Rustic Balcony System

Next, we explore another rustic stair project with a twist. For those seeking a rustic style that is less rugged and more refined, the custom curved stair below can serve as inspiration.  The dark treads feature a unique texture, offering that natural, woodsy warmth.  The classic handrail system, with a dark wooden rail and white balusters, completes the look with an elegant touch.

Curved Rustic Stair

Our team works collaboratively with builders, designers, architects, and homeowners to provide turnkey custom rustic stairs solutions. Serving as the single source of responsibility for the stair and handrail system, we are proud of our industry-leading approach, which includes:

  • Comprehensive design assistance with homeowner consultations
  • Engineering services including professional jobsite measurements
  • CAD drawings and renderings
  • Value engineering services to balance features and cost
  • Expertise in building codes and regulations
  • Turnkey services with support from inspiration to installation

We are committed to client satisfaction, and we employ a robust project management system that guarantees each staircase will be delivered on time and installed flawlessly. We stand behind our staircase systems with a warranty to ensure continued quality.

Are you feeling inspired?

Visit our rustic staircase project gallery for additional inspiration from our exquisite projects.  From inspiration to installation our team is committed to designing and building the highest quality custom staircases.  Our reputation speaks for itself and client satisfaction is our highest priority.  Contact us today to discuss your next custom stairs project.