Stair Design in Florida: Trends and Popular Choices

Jul 10, 2024

When it comes to stair design, Florida homeowners are stepping up their game! Whether you’re remodeling an existing staircase or building a new one, the Sunshine State has some clear favorites that combine style, functionality, and a touch of personal flair. At Beach City Stairs, we’ve noticed several trends that are particularly popular among our Florida clients. Here’s a look at what’s been trending in Florida’s stair-building scene.

Square Balusters: Sleek and Modern

Gone are the days of overly ornate staircases. Florida homeowners are opting for clean lines and modern simplicity with square balusters. These minimalist design elements provide a fresh, contemporary look that can seamlessly blend into various architectural styles, from coastal chic to urban modern. Square balusters are not only stylish but also practical, offering sturdy support and easy maintenance—perfect for busy Florida households.

Staircase build in Ocala

A recent project in Ocala saw us use half inch square balusters (no base shoes), for a modern, clean finish. 

Rubio Monocoat: A Finish That Shines

One of the standout choices for stair finishes in Florida is Rubio Monocoat. Known for its durability and eco-friendly properties, this natural oil finish provides a beautiful, long-lasting finish with just one coat. It enhances the natural grain of the wood, giving your stairs a rich, vibrant look that complements Florida’s diverse interior styles. Whether you’re aiming for a sleek modern vibe or a warm, rustic feel, Rubio Monocoat delivers both aesthetics and protection against the humid Florida climate.

Staircase transformation in Ocala

Our clients in Ocala loved our craftsmanship so much that they want us to take it to the next level with this premium finish. 

Craftsman Style: Timeless Elegance

The Craftsman style has seen a resurgence in popularity, especially in Florida. Characterized by its attention to detail, handcrafted elements, and natural materials, this style brings a timeless elegance to any home. Craftsman staircases often feature beautiful woodwork, custom railings, and thoughtful design details that add character and charm. This style is particularly appealing to those looking to create a warm, inviting atmosphere in their homes.

Craftsman style stair design

Our client in St John’s wanted a modern refresh with a touch of classic craftsman style, and we couldn’t be happier with the results.

Customization: Tailoring Your Stairs to Fit Your Needs

In Florida, customization is key. Homeowners want their stairs to be unique and tailored to their specific needs and preferences. For our experienced contractors, this has included everything from changing the orientation of the staircase to better fit the layout of the home, to building a custom layout that  would seamlessly accommodate a lift. Customization allows for a level of personalization that can transform a standard staircase into a focal point of the home.

Staircase orientation flip Staircase orientation flip

Wanting to create a more streamlined look, our client in Palm Crest requested we reframe the lower part of the staircase to reduce the wrap-around effect, giving them more livable space.

Stepping into the Future of Stair Design

Florida’s stair design trends reflect a blend of modern aesthetics, timeless elegance, and practical customization. At Beach City Stairs, we are committed to helping you create the perfect staircase that not only enhances the beauty of your home but also meets your specific needs. Whether you’re drawn to the sleek look of square balusters, the rich finish of Rubio Monocoat, or the detailed craftsmanship of the Craftsman style, we’re here to bring your vision to life.

Contact us today to book a free consultation and start designing your dream staircase! We’re here to guide you through the process with expertise and clarity.