Staircases: Staircase designs in double story or multistory homes can be a stylish focal point in any room, or an unsightly eyesore. In older homes many staircases are made from cast concrete and can be large and cumbersome objects which not only occupy a large volume of unnecessary space, but also block views and interrupt the flow of the house. Removing such staircases can be a timely, messy and costly job, but it is almost always worth the effort. A well designed staircase will not only work with the rest of the room's design style but should be functional, be mindful of space constraints and room height, and be a stunning design feature. If you have small children or animals in your home, an open stepped stairs, glass or flimsy railing options although being stylish, may not be a functional choice for Staircases.