Staircases come in all shapes and sizes so if you happen to be building your own home and it has two stories, then there are several options for moving between the floors. However they are all depending on how much space you have to work with, and the sort of functionality you want them to have.
Straight staircases are the easiest to build. They simply go from top to bottom but they actually are the most difficult to fit into a floor plan. Wooden staircases are more common in modern homes but for those looking for a bit of luxury, there is nothing like a real stone staircase crafted by a skilled stone mason. Even better is when it compliments a stone fireplace.
In homes with a larger space there is the circular stair, that sweeps in a broad curve from one level to the next. It’s the sort of staircase you see in period dramas or old manor homes in the deep south of the United States.
An “L” stair is also a more common home stair case that makes a 90 degree turn at the landing. Probably the most decorative staircase when it comes to home design in the spiral staircase. They make one dizzy and sometimes induce claustrophobia but they can be very beautiful. Staircases can be made from wood or stone. Stone staircases are beautiful works of art that require the skills of a stone mason to build. They often compliment a stone fireplace within the home.
The rule goes that the wider the stair and more subtle the climb, the more inviting the staircase is. That is why certain steps on famous buildings just begged to be climbed and people do not hesitate before scrambling to the top. However most homes do not have the space for these sorts of steps as they consume quite a bit of floor space. Thankfully with our modern small houses there are more and more space saving creative ways to get from one floor to the next.