Industrial style apartments have taken off as a trend for several home owners and apartment renters. This popularity is due to several design elements that are necessary in order to pull of an industrial look properly. Examples of these factors are open floorplans, an unfinished or exposed look, bare hardware and other metal features, and an accent of worn or used items.
All of these features in an industrial apartment or warehouse apartment can be enhanced through the introduction of an industrial style metal spiral staircase.
Warehouse apartments and warehouse homes definitely fall in the category of modern homes. However, unlike most modern homes which call for a sleek, clean look with polished metal surfaces, an industrial or warehouse style apartment, and therefore, industrial style stairs, calls for a more worn look with rougher finishes and an overall raw feel. Exposed brick walls, bare light fixtures, and metal air ducts offer an appeal of rough-edged charm. Any stair used to access a warehouse loft should have the same appeal. So a galvanized spiral staircase may be a great fit for augmenting or completing your industrial look.
Open Concept Homes
Warehouse and industrial mean high ceilings and open spaces. So any industrial style stairs installed will need to match that. A traditional stair with faux walls won’t work in this case. To match the raw look and maintain the open space, you might try a floating staircase with a custom cut and welded stringer.
A floating stair has a hyper modern look that matches the industrial vibe of a warehouse apartment, and it uses a minimum amount of space thanks to the lack of any faux wall such as you might see in a traditional staircase. The surface of the welded metal stringer also looks great with the bare brick and metal surfaces in this style of apartment. Especially if any of those metal surfaces happen to be exposed I-beams. A galvanized spiral also accomplishes both of these because of the already mentioned raw look of galvanized steel and the inherently small footprint of spiral stairs.
In-Home Artist Studio
An industrial style apartment with a mezzanine loft offers the perfect setup for creating an in-home art studio or other studio if your profession calls for working with your hands to create. A mezzanine and industrial stair combination not only adds to the theme of your apartment, it also creates a space for your profession, art, and passion. That space creation may help you concentrate, give you a location for showcasing your work to clients, and help keep the mess created by your work separate from the rest of your living space.
If you invest the time in a converted warehouse apartment, especially if a solid portion of your reasoning is to better be able to conduct your artistic work out of your home, then selecting the right stair to complete the look and add the right level of functionality is that much more important.
Get in touch with Paragon Stairs today and we’ll be happy to set you up with the perfect staircase for your warehouse apartment or other industrial style home.