In the last article we discussed some aspects of designing stairs for your new home. Designing stairs in your new home
In this article I discuss stair design further.
When designing staircases or flights of steps it’s important to consider the following:
Landings (which are flat areas part way up the flight of stairs) allow space for stairs to turn sharp corners and also provide a rest break for people walking up the stairs.
It’s important to remember that stairs are often the only way to move furniture up and down to other levels. Stairs that are narrow, steep, or that have sharp corners can make moving furniture difficult.
Staircases should be designed by an engineer when they are only supported at the bottom and the top.
Well designed stairs will add value to your new home
It's important to get the design, position and construction of the steps in your house right. Poorly designed or constructed steps can be a hazard, a nuisance, and even detract from your home. While steps positioned in the right place, designed well and built correctly can add value to your new home.
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This article is adapted from information in the book 'An Introduction to Building and Renovating Houses Part 2: Finding Your Ideal Property and Designing Your Dream Home' by Paul Netscher.
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