But which type of stairs lead to success? In today's architectural tutorial, we will be outlining the various types with pictorial examples from Visbeen Associates' home designs so you can judge for yourself!
1. Straight Run Stairs: have no turns, as the name implies. (http://www.build-home-building-house.com/stair_types.html)
The Sinclaire's straight run stair with open tread
2. L Stairs: has one landing at some point along the flight of steps.
The Westchester's L stair
3. U Stairs: may be constructed either as wide U or narrow U stairs. Both have two flights of steps parallel to each other with a landing between. (http://www.build-home-building-house.com/stair_types.html)
The Amblewood's U stair with some great details
The Blaine's U stair with a built-in booth on the landing - a detail like this really sets a common type of stair apart
4. Spiral Stairs:. (http://www.allwords.com/word-spiral+staircase.html)
The Pentwater's spiral stair with open tread
The Leland's spiral stair with open tread - what a great way to get up to the tower level!
5. Circular Stairs:
Torrey Pines' circular stair makes for a grand entrance