Design history interior for Stairs
Stairs are a perfect place to apply design history interior plans because so many of the designs have been used for centuries. Stairways with style and elegance enhance a home. Hardwood stairs are naturally very expensive and they need to be installed by professionals. Some types of stairs have an expensive look, but they are really quite cheap to build. Those are the kind I encourage people to build.
There are many kinds of stairs, but some can get really expensive, so we need to watch our budget before we get too carried away in the romance of some of the stairwells available.
One thing in modern homes that is very different than a few decades ago is that long stair runs are now separated by landings. Older homes were small and so long stair runs were necessary, but not anymore.
If you build a home with vaulted ceilings then long stair runs are acceptable, otherwise you should make the stairs more user friendly to older people.
I'm always preaching how it's a lot smarter to build up not out, so I see many types of stairs. Stairs should be at least three feet wide. Most modern stairways are four feet and wider.
Stairs don't have to be expensive and complex to add value to a home. Many home buyers are looking for staircases that compliment the house without overpowering it. Stairs shouldn't be a focal point when you enter a home.
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