The overhead surface of a room, hallway and stairway. It's important to have enough distance between the ceiling and anyone's head, who will be walking up and down the stairs.
The biggest problems with stairway design and
construction is an insufficient ceiling height. Have you ever walked
down a stairway and came close to or actually hit your head on the
These are problems that you need to be aware of, when designing and building stairs.
Stairway Tips: If you're having a difficult time, designing a set of stairs around a low ceiling, it wouldn't be a bad idea to draw the stairway, on a piece of paper, to scale.
Whatever you do, make sure that you work this problem out, before building the stairway or framing the floor. This was a problem that I ran into while remodeling, building room additions and even new homes.
Stairs / Stair Glossary
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