Designing, constructing and installing a custom staircase is a very detailed, thorough process. To ensure consistency and quality, we employ a turnkey approach to ensure flawless execution in every custom staircase project, no matter how unique the design. Whether we are working with an architect, general contractor, home builder, or homeowner, we ensure client satisfaction and top quality by following a proven, efficient process guaranteed to give our clients the most beautiful and reliable custom staircase.
From inspiration to installation, our team at Southern Staircase leverages expertise and capability to ensure client needs are met. In this two-part blog series, we will be walking you through the custom staircase design process we use to create our beloved custom staircase masterpieces.
Custom Staircase Architectural Plans
Our first step involves considering the architectural plans for the client’s residential or commercial space. We ask important questions to capture exactly what our clients have in mind. Are they seeking elegant curved stairs or spiral stairs to maximize space in a tight area? Or is a straight staircase in a clean L-shape, scissor, or straight run configuration more what they have in mind? Do they envision an open balcony or open handrail footage ascending the stairs?
By starting with the architectural plans, we can design a custom staircase that fits the needs of the space first and foremost, and then build on from there.
Custom Staircase Inspiration
Next, the style of a custom staircase needs to come from the surrounding inspiration. We look at the style of the room and find out exactly what the client is trying to convey. A few styles to consider include chic, whimsical, cutting-edge, traditional, and farmhouse.
Sometimes our clients want advice when it comes to inspiration. Our product galleries, Houzz projects and Picasa Web Albums, are all great places to start. Conducting an internet search is also a good way to draw inspiration for the artistic look and functionality you want your custom staircase to present. In most cases, if you find it, we can make it!
Custom Stairs Product Offerings
We want our clients to feel fully satisfied with their custom staircase. To further explore inspiration and desired style, consider our custom product offerings to identify the custom stair components you wish to include. Potential features include:
- Open riser stairs for contemporary appeal
- Traditional oak or maple treads with paint-grade risers
- Luxury antique heart pine treads and risers for a high-end look
- Simple, craftsman or classic turned wood balusters
- Metal square and round balusters with scroll, knuckled or basket patterns – available in smooth and hammered textures
- Clean, sleek modern styles with glass, stainless steel, and cable rail
- Hand-forged ornamental metal, custom handrail designs at the finest level
With limitless customization options, our innovative team will bring your vision to life, designing custom stairs with the style and components that inspire you.
Now that your staircase inspiration and style have been identified, it’s time to work toward constructing your custom staircase! In “How We Create Our Custom Staircase: Part 2”, we discuss the steps our team takes to transform an idea into a beautiful and functional custom staircase.
Are You Feeling Inspired?
Visit our design tab and project galleries for additional details and pictures on our exquisite projects. From inspiration to installation our team is committed to designing and building the highest quality custom stairs. Our reputation speaks for itself and client satisfaction is our highest priority. Contact us today to discuss your next custom staircase project.