Closed vs. Open Riser Stairs—Which is Best?

When designing a custom staircase, one of the styles you may come across are closed and open riser stairs. While closed risers are the more traditional choice, open riser stairs are quickly becoming the popular style of the modern age, and for good reason. What Are Closed Riser Stairs? Also known as closed tread stairs… Read more »

The Best Staircases for Your Library

Every bookworm wants a library of their own, and when that day comes, it’s like a dream come true. You not only have a great place to read in peace, but you’re also able to display all of your beloved books with pride. However, before that day arrives, you have to plan out and design… Read more »

The ‘Holy Stairs’ Revealed for the First Time in 300 Years

There are few staircases around the world that carry as much cultural and religious significance as Rome’s Holy Stairs. The stairs, also known as the “Scala Sancta,” are at least 2000 years old, but for the past 300 years they’ve been covered for protection by a walnut wood encasement. However, just earlier this month, the… Read more »

5 Ways to Decorate Your Staircase

Your staircases serve a functional purpose, but that doesn’t mean they can’t look good while doing it. Staircases, admittedly, can be a bit difficult to design, so here are a few ideas to get you started. Use lots of artwork The walls along your staircase are perfect for hanging artwork. This could range from the… Read more »

Creative Ways to Use More Staircase Space

A recent movement has made function as important as design which has architects often considering how to utilize the space under a staircase just as much as the staircase itself. Staircases are now serving a purpose beyond their practical use by offering many functions beneath the staircase itself. Create a Space for Work or Play… Read more »

Caring for Oak Treads

As the part you physically step on, treads play one of the most important roles in the construction of a staircase. Treads change the design of your staircase and give it a unique style. Oak treads in particular provide an elegant and charming appeal to the overall design of your staircase. In order to keep… Read more »

Common Staircase Myths to Consider

In the world of staircase design and installation, misinformation often reigns supreme. Incorrect perceptions are commonly held about certain types of staircases and we often dispel them to potential clients. In this blog post, Acadia Stairs talks about the common staircase myths you should understand if you’re considering a custom modern or contemporary staircase. Here… Read more »

A Highlight of Staircases that Inspire

Staircases used to simply fulfill a basic need, getting from point A to point B, but we also use them to express our creativity and have been for centuries. Although all staircases serve a functional purpose, staircases have also become an artistic outlet used to create a statement. The 16th Avenue Tiled Steps in San… Read more »

Staircase Sculpture Makes Debut in Buenos Aires

Created in 1956, the Museum of Modern Art in Buenos Aires has amazed the world for over 60 years with its dedication to displaying the latest in artistic trends and contemporary styles. With a focus on the Avant-guard, the museum exists to give visitors a memorable brush-up with gorgeous artwork. Like all popular attractions, museums… Read more »

A Famous Spiral Staircase that Comes at a Cost

Tall, famous landmarks around the world often contain beautiful and elegant staircases carrying tourists and sightseers up to new heights. These staircases become an integral part of history, giving visitors a way to see the structure and surrounding landscape in new ways. Perhaps one of the most famous European structures and the iconic image of… Read more »