Stair Building Ideas For Design And Construction

Landing Step - Stairs

The picture below provides you with an excellent example of a landing step. This type of stairway is also referred to as a split stair landing and can be used to solve problems for stairs that are built in tight quarters or small living spaces.

Stair Design Tip: I don't recommend using a landing step, if you don't have to. Some home builders and architects, might think that they're neat, but they also pose a little bit of the safety problem for people who can't see well.

Unless you're going to paint the riser read or have flashing lights pointing to the change in elevation, plan on having at least one person, trip or stumble over the landing step, at least once, but that's probably an understatement.

People are creatures of habit and if you live in a home with a landing step, there's a good chance that you're going to subconsciously anticipate a landing step in other stairways. If this is the case, this could actually cause you to stumble, also.

If you live in a home or work in a building, that doesn't have a landing step and is a flat stair landing, you could also subconsciously anticipate other stairways to have the same design.

This is where experience can make a big difference, in your home design and stairway construction. Maybe my next book I write should be called the psychology of stair building.


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