This modern design makes clever use of wood and glass to create a staircase that is spectacular as well as safe. It works well even in family homes with young children, as the barricade provided by the plexiglass along the railing as well as in the gap between the steps provide child-proofing without taking away from the beautiful design.
In general, modern staircases are light, see-through and geometric in design. They might not have the flourish or flair of ornately carved traditional banisters, but the simplicity in their design adds a lot more to a home in terms of brightness and airiness. For more staircase design options, visit this ideabook.