Stairs, Staircase or Stairway? Learn Staircase Design

Stairs, staircase or stairway, what ever you call it, it is a major fixed item in a home. The staircase is often a design feature element of the interior and therefore needs careful consideration before it is constructed. Staircase design planning is essential for safety, comfort as well as aesthetic value.

On this website you will find information on everything you need to know about stairs from the parts of a staircase and how it is constructed, to the most comfortable sizes to make the stair treads and risers, and of course what are the best floor finishes for the stair tread as well as photographs of stair design examples for ideas and inspiration.

Stair design is a long term decision so don’t be swayed by trends, think long term for the construction and use the decoration as your feature, this will mean that you can alter the decoration aspects economically in the future, but changing the structure of a stair is expensive.

Staircase design - Timber is a very popular material used in stair construction, for the treads and the balusters and handrails shown here, and decorated for Christmas!

Timber is a very popular material used in stair construction, for the treads, the balusters and handrails shown here, and this stair balustrade is decorated for Christmas.

Stairs are a functional part of joinery in the home, they allow us to move from one level of a home to the next in comfort, they are often an aesthetic part of the home design, frequently setting the style of the interior by the theme of balustrade and handrails chosen.

We hope by learning about how a stair is constructed and the materials used you will have a solid grounding in stair design, as for the look of a stair, we have many staircase design examples for you to browse and get design concept ideas from to suit the look of staircase that you which to create or renovate.

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