What is a modern staircase?
It’s a staircase type, or more specifically, a style. There are several attributes. They include simple, clean lines, alternative materials such as steel, cable and glass (often used with wood) and alternative design elements such as modified stringer and riser designs (see our parts of a staircase to learn more).
We’d be remiss if we didn’t include in our definition what it’s not. It’s not ornamental such as spindles and curves. It’s not curving or grand; instead usually straight or in a switchback style.
There is no single design that is modern, as you’ll see below. We feature a huge collection of modern staircases in our gallery below and while the designs vary widely, they all fall under the modern style.
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No risers or stringers (in traditional stair design)
Modern carpeted stairs
Modern stair railing
Modern spiral stairs
Modern loft stairs
Modern storage staircase
Updating Modern Staircase Designs