Design-led staircases for modern homes

Contemporary bespoke timber staircases can add real impact to a home

Promotional Feature By Andrew Emery | 13 September 2021

The dramatic sweep of bespoke timber staircases can add real impact to a home. But what should you look for when commissioning a statement staircase for your self build or renovation project?

bespoke timber staircase with glass inserts in a modern open-plan family home

Photo: David Smith St. Ives

We’ve all seen the staircase of our dreams. It may have been on a visit to a stately home, or a modernist masterpiece in Barcelona – some staircases just have a way of capturing the imagination.

You can have that kind of impact in your own home, whether you’re building from scratch or adding another level to your existing dwelling. By working with a professional team of experts such as those at David Smith St. Ives, the stairs you imagine can become a reality.

bespoke timber staircases like this curved sweeping staircase can transform a home

Photo: David Smith St. Ives

Statement staircase

Stairs have benefits far beyond simple getting from one level of the house to another – and we’re not talking about the cardio-vascular health benefits of climbing them! They’re a focal point that can really make a house into a home, helping create the sense of flow that so many people say is essential to their project.

David Smith St. Ives is a family-run company that has been designing, making and installing bespoke timber staircases for over 60 years – they know how to make your ideas come alive. Whether you’ve got an idea of what you want or need help with initial designs, their experience is invaluable when it comes to adding a staircase that combines practicality with the wow factor.