The Best Staircase Designs for Tight Spaces

The Best Staircase Designs for Tight SpacesWhen considering a staircase for your home, you have many options to choose from, but not all homes are created equal. If you have a smaller home, then you might have to consider a special staircase that will fit in a tighter spot.

Luckily, there are several staircase types that are made to fit well into tight spaces.

Spiral Staircase

Most are familiar with the spiral staircase option and if you have ever seen one, you know they are very functional while also being the ultimate space savers. They also bring the look of a home up a few notches from a design perspective. Those who are really pressed for space can have a staircase that can take as little as 3.5 square feet of space. They can also be made from a variety of materials, meaning they can be made to fit just about any home layout.

Floating Stairs

If your home desires a minimized staircase and you also want to add some design flair then floating stairs might be for you. What makes this type of staircase different than the traditional look? Floating stairs have steps that are attached to the wall on one side, giving off a striking appearance that is also ideal for little space. Like the spiral option, floating stairs can be made from a variety of materials, and although they each stair has a minimum width of 36 inches, they can be absolutely made smaller to meet your needs.

Ship Ladders

Now, if you are seriously lacking space then consider a ship ladder. These are typically built at a very sharp angle, so even with necessary handrails, they are still slim and easy to use. While climbing ship ladders may be a struggle for some toddlers and young children, they are still a perfectly suitable option for a home tight on space such as attic or loft access. In many cases, a ship ladder has a riser height between 9″ to 11″ and a tread run between 4″ to 6″.

As you can see, you do have several options when it comes to staircases for small spaces, and at Acadia Stairs, we can build them all for your beautiful home. Contact us today to learn more about pricing and availability.