Is this stair layout similar to the photo I'm including?

threeapplesMay 2, 2012

As you might remember, we're trying to design our staircase in our foyer. We initially had a curved design, but through the wonderful advice here we opted to go with something different. I've fallen in love with a rather different look, one that includes two landings and I'm wondering whether the drafted design will look similar to the image in the photo. Any comments or advice would be great!

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The one you have pictured as an inspiration photo has winders (angled stairs) where you have the landings in your draft. The inspiration picture has a landing mid way down the mid portion of the stair case. No idea why--architectural interest?

The general function will be the same. But, you will not be able to put that bubbled hand railing at the mid point of your mid span.

It will be "similar".

    Bookmark   May 2, 2012 at 10:33PM
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I know that "winder" stair treads can be built to code, BUT. We've been living with winders (built to code) for the past six years. Hate, hate, hate them. Last year, with a broken leg, I had to negotiate those stairs on crutches every day. It was always an adventure. Not a fun one. Even with two good legs, I feel that winders present a less than optimal stair configuration. I wouldn't opt for winders unless space limitations made them absolutely necessary. They're simply a trip and fall hazard.

    Bookmark   May 3, 2012 at 11:21AM
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