Choosing the Right Style Staircase for Your Space

The layman might read this blog title and wonder how many staircase styles there could possibly be. But at Ackworth House, we’re here to tell you that the answer involves more than meets the eye. 

Well, okay, it all meets the eye once each slat and handrail is installed. But this blog is your go-to guide for all the elements that make a truly well designed indoor or outdoor staircase.

We consider materials, placement, size, design, building codes and budget to offer you the perfect custom staircase to suit your home or business.

So, if your room is due for a renovation, or you’re attempting a totally new build, Ackworth House is confident we’ll take your space to another level.

Assess the Area

Like we said, there’s lots to consider when designing a custom staircase, and the first step is to understand the room you’re working with. 

Not all shapes will fit in that corner or will land perfectly on the level above. So, the first box to tick is what it will look like in its simplest form.

This could be straight, L-shaped, U-shaped, S-shaped, spiral or something even more bespoke. There’s so many to choose from! But only if your space allows for it.


The surrounding space will largely dictate what your stairs are made from, or vice versa if you’re starting from scratch. As stairs can act as a focal point for your space, their look and feel will be important to tie the room together. 

For a warm and homely feel, timber staircases are a good choice while being lighter and cheaper than marble or concrete alternatives. This may pair well with a glass balustrade, as it highlights the wooden features and gives them a sleek, modern feel.

If you have the budget, wrought iron, marble, or granite are fancier alternatives to give your stairs a classy finish.

Remember, all these materials have potential to be used in any piece of the stairs. The choice is yours with a custom staircase. But once again, this choice may be helped by considering the rest of the room.


Ackworth House understands that while everyone wants their room’s focal point to come with all the bells and whistles, not everyone has the hip pocket to satisfy such cravings.

With so many designs and materials, we’re sure there’s a custom staircase for you.

But if you are on a budget, it’s worth noting that timber staircases are typically the cheapest option, just ahead of steel. Similarly, more basic staircase designs will bring your final costs way down compared to complex helical ones.

If you’re totally unsure of how much your custom staircase might cost, get in touch with Ackworth House to discuss how to get the best value for your money.