Need A New Loft Stairs For Your Existing Loft Or A New Loft Conversion?
Loft stairs are one thing that need a bit of ingenuity when planning one.
And it doesn’t matter if it’s just for a loft for storage or a loft conversion stairs.
And this is because they can ruin the footprint of the floor below your loft.
In this blog post we’re going to share with you what we consider to be 11 great options for you to consider.
After you go through this blog post your brain will be exploding with loft stairs ideas!
Loft Stairs 01 – Behind The Storage Unit Stairs
Photography by Hey!Cheese Photography
Ok I admit we are starting with a mezzanine floor rather than a loft conversion but it’s the design concept I want to highlight.
This one is in an apartment and if you look at the first photo, the stairs is invisible!
However when we peer around the back of that storage unit there it is nicely hidden away.
Is there somewhere on your floor that you can hide away the loft stairs?. Read more…
Loft Stairs 02 – Do You Just Use Your Loft For Storage?
Photography by BPS Access Solutions Ltd
If you are only using your loft space for storage, then a simple loft ladder will be ideal for you.
You will need to trim out an opening in the ceiling joists so you will need to check the structural stability of it.
However with that all said they are really easy to install. Read more…
Loft Stairs 03 – Pull Down Stairs Built From Start To Finish
This is a really cool video showing how the guy built his pull down stairs from start to finish.
The big advantage of pull down stairs is that they don’t impact the floor space below whereas a non pull down stairs most definitely will.
So ask yourself, how often will the loft space be accessed?
Loft Stairs 04 – A Loft Stairs That Doubles Up As Storage
I really like this one, the stairs steps are also storage drawers for clothes and whatever you might want to chuck in there.
Am a big fan of things having multiple uses in a home and this one is a great example of that.
Could you use something like this for your loft? Read more…
Loft Stairs 05 – A Self Assembly Stairs
This one is an off the shelf stairs called a Gamia Mini Plus Space Saver staircase.
This is one that can be assembled yourself.
It also looks quite cool so has a nice finish to it.
Loft Stairs 06 – Amazing Spiral Staircase
Photo by Szymon Biegaj
One type of loft stairs we haven’t looked at yet is the spiral staircase.
And we’ve got a beauty here.
This loft conversion stairs has actually been made out of copper.
And the colour of the metal works brilliantly with the lighting.
So the question here are what materials would work well in your home outside the normal timber stairs?
And what lighting could you incorporate to really show it off? Read more…
Loft Stairs 07 – Mid Terrace Spiral Stairs
Following on from the previous spiral stairs this one is for a Victorian mid-terraced house.
This one is made of timber and follows a square profile rather than circular like the one above.
Loft Stairs 08 – The Floating Loft Stairs
Photography by Smoothcore Architects
This is a loft conversion stairs in a house in Paris.
The stairs is actually hung from supporting cables which gives it the illusion of ‘floating’.
You’ll notice that the colour scheme is very simple with the structure of the stairs making the statement.
Is this a design that would work in your home? Read more…
Loft Stairs 09 – The Space Saver Stairs
If saving on space is a requirement for your loft conversion stairs then these space saving designs might be the ticket for you.
Granted they won’t win any design awards but they represent an inexpensive way on saving space with your loft stairs. Read more…
Loft Stairs 10 – The Side Storage Stairs
This one has a clever design in that the side of the stairs doubles up for storage.
This would be a great option if you can’t avoid but using up space to access your loft.
If you’re going to use up valuable square footage then best to make it count! Read more…
Loft Stairs 11 – Steel Stairs With Wooden Threads
And finally, we finish with a steel stairs that has wooden threads.
Steel channels are usually used for these types of stairs with flat steel plates as the threads.
Timber is then place on the steel plates to give a nice finish.
These types of stairs can be used if you need to span a good distance with your loft stairs.
You’ll also notice that there is a basketball hoop in the living room! Read more…
Bonus 01 – 50+ Amazing Loft Stairs for Tiny House Ideas
We like to over deliver on our content!
And here’s a video showing you no less that 50 loft stairs ideas for your home if you don’t have much space to work with!
Bonus 02 – 30 Staircase Designs For Small Spaces
Here’s 30 more ideas for small houses!
Bonus 03 – More Loft Conversion Stairs Ideas
Here’s even more ideas for you!
Bonus 04 – Loft Conversion Staircase Ideas
This video concentrates on staircases to give you load more ideas for your loft stairs.
Thanks for checking our Loft Stairs post! If you have any questions then just pop them into the comments section below.
Want To Know How Much Your Loft Conversion Will Cost?
The most common question we get on this site and from our clients is “how do I get a ball park figure for my building work so I have an idea on how much it will cost me before I start?”
And there hasn’t really been an easy answer to that…
Well if the question above also applies to you then you need to check out our Ultimate Loft Conversion Costing Toolkit.
Basically we’ve tried every costing tool both offline & online and we’ve put together this toolkit which shows you how to use what we consider the best 3 free online costing tools that exist for the UK market.
We break down each one and give you step-by-step instructions on how to use them and you’ll be shocked with how ridiculously easy to use they are.
We’ll also show you what info you need to fill them out and how to get this info if you don’t have it, again it’s really simple to do.
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