Open Stairway - Design And Construction
A open stairway usually has a section of the stairs open. The picture below provides you with the perfect example of a open stairway design. To save yourself a lot of time, scroll down to the bottom of the page and check out a closed stairway design. A simple comparison of both stairways should provide you with a better description.
What's Easier To Build, Open Stairs Or Closed Stairs?
The overall time and money spent building a closed stairway will be less
than building an open one. It will probably take about the same amount
of time to frame both stairways. However, it will take the finish
carpenter a while longer to install the treads and risers ends and all
of the trim, on an open stairway.
Open stairs usually take more time to paint or stain also.
What Are The Benefits Of An Open Stairway Design?
The only benefit I could possibly think of, would be the architectural design or cosmetic effect of an open stairway. This is only my personal opinion, but I think that open stairways look nicer and provide building occupants with a more elegant stairway.
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