Stair Design for a Compact Space
Space is now a luxury. This should not come as a surprise since according to the latest news, the population of the world has tripled in the last century. More than just an increase in population, this also has triggered us to adjust by adjusting ourselves and opting for more practical spaces which consume lesser space. Thus the birth of studio-type apartments, since the new fad with these today involve having double level inside an apartment, here are some worthy stair design tips for this kind of residence:
A studio type apartment is basically a large room with virtually no partition, unless absolutely needed. Often, when standing from a studio's front door, you can see all the way up to the back of the room with no wall obstructing your view. Recent advances in engineering and architecture have paved the way for a multi-leveled studio to be possible. With just a few tweaks here and there, you might just be able to add stairs without taking up too much floor space.
In this type of dwelling it is best that you keep the stairway design as simple as possible. Due to the limitations in space, anything elaborate and not scaled to the room's dimensions will either be out of place or just make the room smaller than it seems. Spiral stairs are also another option worthy of consideration in terms of stair design.
With a well-planned design, you can build a spiral staircase up to a mini-attic, or a mezzanine floor even if the entire space is the entire house in itself. Anyway, if it's a studio type space, most likely there'd only be one or two people living in it so you don't really need much room to get around.
However, despite the space restrictions, make sure that you also put safety at the top of your list while you are building your staircase. See if the proportions of the stair treads and the height of every step is just right for the dwellers in the house. Then see if the railings are also easy to grip on and if it's within easy reach. You don't want to risk falling down even if it may only be a shorter fall.
So that's pretty much how you build a nice staircase even if you have a very little space such as a studio type apartment. Whatever design you choose make sure to invest in quality staircase parts so that your stairs are surely safe to use and indeed look good even in a small space such as studio-type apartment.