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Choosing the right staircase for your home


Planning to build a double-storey home?

If your dream home is in the making, then you’re going to need some staircase inspiration pronto. You may have meticulously planned and designed every element, just the way you imagined it to be, but if this is new territory for you, then there are a few important things to take into consideration when choosing a staircase for your new abode.

While functionality is a defining factor when choosing a staircase, design is something that needs to be at the forefront of your decision making. A staircase ultimately serves the purpose of getting you from one level to another, but a bespoke S&A staircase will become a feature of your home, adding an element of style to enhance your interiors.

Signature by Metricon Modena, on display in Newport, QLD.

Express your individuality

A hand-crafted S&A staircase offers you the opportunity to express your creative flair, while also drawing attention to the internal structure of your home. As a key design element, you want to ensure your staircase harmonises with your style, and adds character to your new home.

When choosing a staircase, there’s no denying that you’re spoilt for choice. Not only do you need to choose the form and design of your staircase, but also the materials that will be used in its construction. From open timber treads, to glass balustrading, the materials on staircases are evolving in modern homes to provide a greater sense of space and visual appeal (as seen below in our Signature by Metricon Riviera show home in Sorrento QLD, featuring a custom built S&A Staircase). From classic to contemporary, use your creative freedom to create an eye-catching sculptural feature in your home and leave a memorable impression on your visitors.

Signature by Metricon Riviera, on display in Sorrento, QLD.

Practicality is Key

Although it’s easy to get caught up in the aesthetics of your staircase, practicality and functionality shouldn’t be left by the wayside. Consider the materials of stair treads, balustrades, posts and handrails to ensure that your new S&A staircase will be viable for you and your family. If you have children or elderly living in your home, then handrails as well as the surface texture on the stairs may be high on your list of preferences. Ask yourself:

  • Are size, space and layout key factors?
  • Will this design impact Feng Shui?
  • What kind of lighting do I need?
  • Should I incorporate natural light?
  • Should I opt for staircase storage?
  • Should I carpet my stairs?
  • Is cost a factor?

Designer by Metricon Vantage, on display in Craigburn Farm, SA.

Maximise your home’s potential

A custom staircase has the ability to become the centerpiece of any home. Providing you with not only functionality and aesthetic appeal, it also has the potential to increase the value of your home should you choose to sell. A custom staircase offers a unique and interesting focal point that’s appealing to potential buyers and helps your home stand out from the competition. S&A’s handcrafted stairs are one of a kind, and their high quality design has the potential to add unforeseen value to your home in the future.

Designer by Metricon Vantage, on display in Lyndhurst, VIC.

With 100 years of experience and refined craftsmanship, S&A Stairs have helped to shape many of Australia’s greatest architectural homes. Founded on principles of trust and integrity, S&A strive for the perfect balance between, design, craftsmanship and technology. Traditional, minimalist, bespoke and custom, S&A bring with them a wealth of knowledge and insight into choosing a staircase that’s just right for you and your home.

If you’re looking for more interior design or style inspiration, visit one of our award-winning display homes, or check out our style gallery, where you can save and organise all your favourite Metricon home designs.