Dramatic Staircase Design

Stair Design

Stair Design

Staircases are not the easiest things to design and build by yourself. There are a lot of things to consider, which is why most people hire the professionals to do their staircases.

But really – what’s the worst that can happen if you do it yourself?  Well, in our experience, it’s getting to the bottom of building the staircase and finding out that you are out of room for that last stair. That happens more times than you would think.

The spacing between stairs needs to be carefully considered before you start building, otherwise you will end up with a bigger or smaller stair at the top or bottom; and that just doesn’t give a person a feeling of safety when using the stairs – not to mention that it just doesn’t look right.

Stair Design

Stair Design

Railings are another thing to consider. Do you want wood or metal railings? And, will the railings you select work out with the size and shape of the stairs you want.  For example, in this staircase, we started out with wood, which might have warranted a nice wood railing. But you can see that after the carpet went on the metal railings give it a very light/bright feeling. It looks clean and gives the entire space a much more dramatic look.

This is a two-part staircase with a landing; then stairs start around the corner to the bottom. Many people do this type of staircase design when they don’t have much room to work with or want a less steep angle.  You can see that if these stairs went directly down without the landing and curve, they would be so steep it would be almost impossible to get up and down them safely.

Staircase Design

Staircase Design

As you can see, you don’t want to build a staircase without first looking at the overall stair design and feeling that you want to accomplish. Once you get the general design completed, you can follow through with railing selections, wood preferences, or carpeting instead of leaving the bare wood (which could get slippery depending on what the weather’s like when you come inside. You definitely don’t want people falling down your stairs!

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