These are considered to be cutting edge through a modern design for staircases, with the steps being made compact and usually threaded around a center pole. This is very popular in creating more space in a home and adds a very minimalistic look overall. They tend to be popular for use within city lofts where space is at a premium. There are all kinds of variations with regards to railing styles which can have a dramatic impact with regards to the overall presentation of the staircase. They also don’t need much for extra support as the center pole and landing usually provide the core structural support needed for the stairs – this makes installation easier than many other types of staircases, and keeps the structure’s design cleaner.