Stairs can be an architectural marvel and a source of pride for homeowners, but they're also a tricky design element. Once you've determined the number of stairs needed, it's easy to calculate their height. But you also need to design them so they're neither too narrow nor too wide, and so they're arranged in aesthetically pleasing ways.
One of the most important considerations when building a staircase is how wide it will be. The width of a staircase affects not only what size the steps are, but also the steepness. For example, if you have a 15-inch-wide staircase that's made with 12-inch steps, then each step will be narrower than its counterpart on an 18-inch wide staircase.
Fortunately, you don't have to be an architect to plan and design stairs. Designing and creating a beautiful staircase can be as easy as a few simple steps.
However, it's important to determine your overall staircase design. The stairs should look harmonious, and mirror the design of your house. It must also be functional, and serve a purpose for your home. The overall height of the staircase is also a major consideration.