If there is one thing that you have to have in your home, it is a staircase. Of course, unless you have a bungalow. A staircase is going to link the upstairs and downstairs of your home together, which is important, however, it can take up valuable space that you might not want to use.

Thankfully, there are ways that you can have a staircase in your home, without having to lose any space. To help inspire you, we have put together some of the very best space-saving staircase ideas.

Use your stairs as storage and hide things away

Seeing as you have to have stairs in your home, it makes sense to try and find a good way to use them to your advantage. Some of the cleverest ideas we have seen are that stairs, no matter what size they come in, are used as storage. You can even use cubed shaped steps which will give you a space to store books, DVDs or anything else that could be cluttering up the rest of your home. You do have to remember that the storage needs to be easy to get to, as well as strong and robust as your family are going to be using it every single day.

Make it narrow, but useable

If you are not too concerned about having a wide staircase, then why not make it narrower and give yourself a spot more floor space. The thing to remember about this is that whilst having a narrower staircase is going to help out with space in your home, it still needs to be fully useable, otherwise, you could end up regretting the changes that you made for the sake of the rest of your home.

Install a pull-down ladder to save space

This particular idea really does rely on where you are looking to install your staircase. However, if it is for a loft space or a new addition to your home, then you can try out a pull-down ladder. Not only does this allow you to have access to those spaces in your home that you want to get to, but it can then be tucked nicely away when you don’t need to use it, which will make the most of the space that you have.

Use a shaped staircase to your advantage and create a cosy space

Plenty of homes have a twisted, bent or spiral staircase and it can be hard to figure out how to make this space-saving. Much like the first storage idea, you need to think about the space that you have and make sure you make the most of it. Storage is, of course, a great thing to install, but if you want to have something a little different, then you could always use the shape of the staircase to create a snug or a den by using different stair parts, which you can then install seating in and allow your entire family to use as they want to.

Embrace the staircase and create a focal point

Of course, sometimes there is nothing that you can do about your staircase, which means that you have to accept and embrace it. So, do just that. Rather than worrying about it using up space, or thinking of ways that you can utilise it as best you can, instead, simply embrace it. In fact, why not make it a focal point? Add into the design of the staircase glass stair panels or use it to display some of the things that you are proudest of, such as pictures of your family, and make it a part of your home that you are just as proud of as the rest of your home.

No matter what type of staircase you go for, one way that you can make sure it looks modern and stylish is with those finishing touches. Stylish glass clamps are a great idea, not only do they hold your stairs safe and secure, but they also ensure that the staircase looks stylish and modern too. Which is something that we all would love to have in our homes, no matter how large or space consuming our staircases may seem to take up.