What Is The Most Expensive Staircase Style To Build?

Double Grand Staircase - beautiful curved wooden stairs meting in a majestic landing.

Double Grand Staircase – beautiful curved wooden stairs meting in a majestic landing.

A staircase occupies the most prominent position of a home. If you are having an open plan layout then there is nothing more important than your staircase. For more than one-storied building, a staircase is a must. A staircase is not only functional but also makes a great style statement. The cost of staircase varies depending on the shape, style, and material.

Samples of Open Plan Layout:

A beautiful, comfy and cozy open plan house with a mezzanine.

A beautiful, comfy and cozy open plan house with a mezzanine.

Shape

Curved stairs look very beautiful and they are the most expensive stairs to build. You need excellent construction skills to build this type of stairs. It is necessary to know the right measurements and the proper skills to curve the materials for the stairs. You can choose other shapes like trapezoid angled, landings or straight. Trapezoid angled stairs have lots of intersections. So, the work is laborious and needs good technical skills too. Next is the landing stairs which can be of either U shape or L shape. It takes lots of effort to build the stairs and rails. The straight stairways are the most cost-effective one. It has a simple design and will cost you a lot less than the other stair shapes.

Curved Wooden Staircase - simple material but gives a visual impact to any structure.

Curved Wooden Staircase – simple material but gives a visual impact to any structure.

Materials

You can build the stairs with different types of materials. Here are the most expensive materials that are used in building staircase today.

Brazilian mahogany

Brazilian mahogany is the most expensive wood available today. You can make the entire staircase with this material. It will look elegant and classy. You can use it in handrails as well to give a dark polished look. So, if you want to build something that would cost less, you can build the stairs with other less expensive materials and the handrails with the Brazilian mahogany. You can also combine oak and maple with it to make it more cost-effective, rather than having the entire staircase of Brazilian mahogany.

Brazilian Mahogany is one of the most expensive materials for a staircase.

Brazilian Mahogany is one of the most expensive materials for a staircase.

Oak limestone, glass and granite stone

The combination of oak limestone, granite stone and glass is very expensive. These look like wood but feel a little different. The oak limestone is greyish in color and it has black streaks. This gives an image of natural wood. You can attach glass to the sides of the stairs. You can tile the floor of the stairs with granite stone. The staircase will become a statement piece in your house.

Stone and concrete staircase

This is also an expensive option; yet, the staircase will be unique. Stone and concrete combination will look beautiful. The look can be both traditional or contemporary. It will give you a feeling of solidity.

So, the most expensive style of a staircase to build would be a curved or spiral staircase using materials such as Brazilian mahogany, oak limestone, glass, granite, stone, and concrete. Even though these materials are expensive, once you make your staircase you will never be able to take your eyes off it.

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