The Custom Staircase For The Creative Home

Are you bored with the typical set of wooden stairs for your house? They always seem to have the same treads and railing style, and everything in between is too predictable. Your eyes must be weary of such blocky surfaces darkening your space. So let’s turn it around!

Splash the paint over the treads, make the stairwell glisten with glass handrails, add some footlights to the risers and build the custom staircase of your choice.

Read on to know why exactly leaving your custom staircase to the professionals with a staircase craft and installation company is the best way to go. But before that, get to grips with the customizable elements of a custom staircase and which combinations work best for a specific home.

Customizable Elements


Closed Stringers

Closed stringers are often seen used in exterior staircases for added safety. These stringers feature two stringers running down each side of the stairwell.

These are great for,

Both traditional and modern spaces that promote sleekness.

Cut Outer/ Single Stringers

Need a custom staircase with one stringer? These stringers are mounted to a self-supported wall.

These are great for

modern and traditional fusion homes.

Cut/ Open Stringers

Don’t like the closed stringer staircase? Neither do we( most clients)! Cut stringers are the most popular stringers for staircases. They are primarily open stringers where you can see the silhouette of the tread and risers from the sides.

These are great for

Any setting.

Inset Cut Stringers

Think of cut stringers, but with the stringer placed before the treads’ ends. How to notice an inset cut stringer custom staircase? You will see the edges of the treads as they cross the stringers through a gap inside.

These are great for,

Innovative and creative spaces, like an office or a studio. You can also use them at home.

Central Spine Stringer

A central spine stringer is a rectangular, arced, or square stringer running up the custom staircase from the middle like a spine. These custom staircases look great as floating and cantilevered.

These are great for,

Modern and minimalistic interior spaces.

Zig Zag Stringers

Zig zag stringers are the new black for staircase designs. They are sleek yet edgy and complicated to look at, piques interest, and consume anyone in its territory. These staircases form a zig-zag silhouette from their edges, as they have no wall support from the bottom to hide their stringer shape.

These are great for,

Modern, minimalistic, innovative, creative spaces, or traditional and modern fusion houses.


Design your handrails based on their proportions, continuity(repetition), patterning, and material texture.

Here are some handrail styles you may incorporate into your staircase:

Craftsman Style

You can work on incorporating simplicity, craftspersonship, and the natural ambiance in the house with a combination of woods and metals of the craftsman staircase style.

Newel Post

Make it simple with organic colors showcasing similar wood grain patterns throughout the staircase with suspended panels and unchaotic lines.


Rose gold iron or steel balusters patterned simply with wooden treads are a stunning look that combines past eras with the current one naturally.

Modern Style

You will notice your modern railings to be more asymmetrical, with transparent fixtures and bolts. And these railings will almost always incorporate natural light and use it to look even more effortless and diverse.

Newel Posts

The newel posts will be neutral in looks with continuity and have stainless steel or other light metals to form them. Lightwood can also suit this vibe well.


Cables, horizontally or vertically, fit the modern custom staircase vibe. Stainless steel rods for your balusters reflect light and make the staircase feel even more spacious. Straight or curved glass also makes a fascinating feature instead of singular balusters. Wood can also be modern when you use white oak with a cantilevered staircase design.

Traditional Style

Traditional stair railings are known for their predictable, hospitable, and repetitive nature. Light and heavy or hardwoods with warm tones, intricate details, thick textures, and touches of metal can take us back to our golden years.

Newel Posts

Carved with heritage patterns and stained with bright and bold hues, your traditional newel post will pay homage to the Victorian or colonial interior heritage you grew up with.


Metal and iron balusters, mainly when you use spindles in wrought iron, are more traditional and vintage. You may use iron knuckles or rose gold steel to match the ruddy treads of the conventional custom staircase.


Whether you are buying ready-made stairs or crafting custom stairs, your treads have to measure between 8 and 10 inches in length, according to the building codes. The tread depth is typically from 10 to 11 inches. And we expect the thickness to be one or one and a half inches, at least.

Tread Material

Treads can be either

  • Wooden
  • Glass
  • Steel, or
  • Concrete

How Customizations are made:

When you are working with a staircase manufacturing company like Global Compare for your custom staircase, you get the best and ‘most you’ results.

Consult with our Interior Designer

A good company will always ask you what you exactly want for your staircase. Having a vague vision before you come for the consultation is better. But if you don’t. That’s fine. Our consultative designer can discuss your likes and dislikes and determine what you like through your descriptions.

Proof of Concept

We do an assessment or proof of concept to ensure we can render your needs precisely. We will outline your project with custom designs, find out everything we need and have to do to create that staircase, and let you know if the proposed idea is practical. We also give you suggestions on how you can make it practical.

How we decide on a Custom Staircase Design

The designers create various layouts with 2D and 3D models of a staircase to understand your vision and further improvise on that to create the perfect custom staircase.

2D Drawings & 3D Models

We have editable 2D and 3D models to create your ideal custom staircase.

The Custom Staircase Crafting

Once the design is complete, we make the actual measurements, not just the scaled ones, and engineer the parts. Every part used, and the measurements will be shared with you in case of any issues. We don’t delay any process here because external staff ensures all the items are delivered to our workshops safely on time.

Finally, Shipping & Installing

We deliver the product safely and stably, keeping a watch on it as we run and install the staircase parts onto your house, so you to relish the outcome.