A handrail ties together the railing and the stairs of the staircase. The railings are topped with handrails which provide the safe walk and movement and also have an artistic and decorative function. That is why choosing the right handrail is important, as they need to match the staircase design as well as the overall interior of the home.
Handrail – construction, designs and materials
There are several types of constructions. Usually, wall handrails attached directly to the wall. They are located at a height of not more than 90 cm from the floor and are very helpful to the movement. Wooden handrails are the most common type of stairs equipment. They can be crafted from oak, pine, cherry and other types of wood. Wood is always warmer than concrete, plastic or steel which is a great advantage in terms of comfort and convenience. Wood is also a durable and reliable material and if you wished to have a strong and durable handrail you should opt for a more expensive wood species. Furthermore a wooden handrail has a huge decorative value and the design can be only restricted by the imagination of the designer.
Metal handrails – a modern or classic touch in the interior
Modern interiors often feature metal and glass handrails – wrought iron, steel or aluminum combined with glass or wood look stunningly beautiful and add a unique feature to the interior design. Such handrails look light and airy, stylish and elegant and with the right ideas for stair runners, the staircase can look amazingly beautiful. In addition they provide a great visibility, the living space looks brighter and much more spacious and thus the individuality and exclusivity of the interior is emphasized. We have collected 25 examples of magnificent and inspiring staircases of different types with a great appeal.
Ornate wrought iron stair handrail
A wonderful combination of copper and wood
A spectacular modern staircase of glass and steel
Modern staircase with stainless steel handrail
A gorgeous black staircase