8 Wow-Worthy Outdoor Staircases

Bring your style outside with a beautiful outdoor staircase. Enhancing design, functionality and practicality, outdoor stairs may be the perfect touch to your landscape.
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Enhance stone stairs with plants and grasses to create a more natural feel. Design by Barry Block Landscape Design & Contracting, Inc.

Space for Storage

A product of HGTV's Cousins Undercover, these stairs are both stylish and functional with under-stair storage for firewood. Design by Anthony Carrino and John Colaneri

Light the Way

A lighted staircase may be the perfect touch to your outdoor space. This lighting comes in multiple colors and can be fitted to your existing deck as well.

Spiraling Downward

Use a narrowly spiraling staircase to connect two porch spaces without taking up too much of your outdoor living space. Design by Linda McDougald

Painted for Protection

Are your stairs slippery? Add a coat of enamel paint with a nonslip additive to keep you and yours safe during outdoor fun. Check out these step-by-step instructions.

Light the Way

Step lighting is not only a beautiful decorative touch, it can be a safety necessity for an outdoor space.

Seasonal Color

Enhance your outdoor space by mimicking natural outdoor colors with patio and deck furniture. Design by Jane Ellison

Planter Pathway

Wood planters that mimic the wooden staircase create a visually appealing retaining wall as a part of this lush landscape design. Design by Jamie Durie

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