Step this way: staircases as a home design element.

Design January 23, 2024

Being one of the most utilized spaces of your home, the staircase plays a crucial role in interior design. Serving not only as a functional pathway between floors, the staircase may be used to enhance the architectural appeal and overall atmosphere of your home. This is especially true in our Aspen Spring Estates showhome.

It was a thoughtful collaboration by our Interior Design Team Lead, Tricha Hamstra, and Drafting Team Lead, Duc Le, to make the staircase in our showhome the centerpiece to the overall character of the home. “We wanted to push the envelope. Design choices like the 3cm quartize slab landing and waterfall, in particular, was something that we had never seen before.”

With this idea in mind, choosing the right partner to make the vision come true was essential. That’s why we chose Artistic Stairs. “They were game to try something new and a bit outlandish, which we really appreciated. They never said no to the idea and instead ran with it,” Hamstra said about the partnership.

Locally owned, and with over 40 years of construction experience, Artistic Stairs approaches all types of stair designs and projects with an open mind. “Our process is unique to each of our customers based on both their preference and their projects. There isn’t a railing or stair project we won’t take on. We like to work with all types of clients from renovations – to new home builds – to large commercial projects. We will work with all types of materials and a vast majority of our products are locally made in our manufacturing plant in Calgary.” Marc Picton, VP of Business Development for Artistic Stairs had to say. “The biggest part of what makes us successful is our amazing teams working hard to always provide the best for our clients.”

Together, we chose the appropriate materials of the Aspen Spring showhome staircase, which include:

  • Stone: the landing and waterfall is a natural quartzite slab that is leathered. We were drawn to the unique colour and pattern of the stone, and the leathered finish ensured no slip.
  • Stair Treads: natural oak, stained matched to the hardwood in the rest of the home.
  • Stringer & Handrail: black metal to provide a warm contrast to the natural oak tread.
  • Glass instead of spindles: to create an open, airy feel.

All of the Shane homeowners in Aspen Spring Estates will work alongside their Area Manager and Artistic Stairs for the structure and selections associated with their staircases. The homeowners have the choice of sticking with the standard staircase in the plan – choosing rails, brackets, spindles, etc. – or deciding to make a statement piece to rival the staircase in our showhome.

Our Aspen Spring Estates showhome is now open for visits, we look forward to seeing you at 418 Spring Creek Circle SW, Calgary, AB and we hope you enjoy your visit and our staircase… one step at a time.

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