Which Staircases are Best for Small Spaces?

Best Staircases for Small Spaces?Designing a room or an outdoor area around a staircase can be tricky, especially if space is limited.

Luckily, there are plenty of options to consider when it comes to adding stairs to a tight space!

Whether you’re re-doing a loft, or adding a tree house or a small pool house to your backyard for the summer, learn more about a couple of our favorite design ideas below.

Spiral Staircases

Not only do spiral staircases help to save space, but they also look great aesthetically. There’s just something that makes them stand out as more of a design feature than a functional element.

Keep in mind, however, that functionality is key and not every spiral staircase is created equal. You may need to customize to fit your unique space, and use different materials for different environments.

  • For example, for things like tree houses or roof decks, where you need a staircase but don’t want tons of metal or wood blocking the view, riser-less spirals are a great choice.
  • On the other hand, a more traditional wooden spiral with classic spindle details can tie together a formal living room to your brand-new loft.

Ship Ladders

If spiral staircases aren’t your thing, but you still need a lift to the second floor of your small space, why not install a ship ladder? Ship ladders are (as you might have guessed) modeled after ladders on ships that lead from one deck to another. They’re a bit steeper than your traditional staircase, but they’re great for saving space, and are much sturdier and easier to climb than an a standard ladder.

  • A ship ladder could look great both indoors and outdoors. Depending on the décor and purpose of the space, we can help you find a finish and railing design that will compliment your needs perfectly.

When it comes to adding a staircase that won’t take up an entire room, one size certainly does not fit all, and it’s important to work with a company that understands that. Contact Acadia Stairs to learn more about finding the perfect staircase to optimize your small space.