Bold statements: an open spiral staircase in the entryway

May 31, 2013 1 min read

When it comes to elegance in the home, little compares to the incredible impact of a winding staircase when you first enter the house. This stately style has long been used in great properties around the world, but those who are looking to make it more impactful should consider opening up the space underneath so that the back is visible as well.

This open spiral staircase is a more modern take on a classic part of architecture and will help to brighten your home a little bit. You'll be able to preserve the incredible craftsmanship associated with this style while expanding the floor space beneath it. Of course, you'll have to extend your flooring to cover the area so that it can add a striking visual to the home.

The room under an open spiral staircase can be used to hold indoor plants, bringing life to the space. You might also want to consider adding that beautiful but delicate or uncomfortable chair that you never find yourself sitting in.

Those considering this look should think about what they will need in terms of stair parts. An open staircase would require more support than its closed off counterparts, so your contractor may want to add structural columns that match with your balustrade. 

Coming up with a way to revitalize an old house like this can be difficult – you don't want to change the character of the space – but when you do it right, it's worth it.

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