Capitol CreekModern Staircase, Denver
What Houzz contributors are saying:
8. Add Oomph With Open RisersThis amazing look does come with a price. An open, floating staircase needs a steel structure to support it, and steel is expensive. Also, if crawling children will be living in or visiting your home, please ensure that the space between the treads is less than 4 inches so they won’t be able to squeeze through.
Safety first. The most critical objective of the building code is your safety and that of your family. Railing guidelines, for example, are detailed in the International Building Code, defining specific design characteristics that must be met.Railing requirements ensure the safety of small children as well as anyone who might use the stairs. At no location in the railing is a 4-inch sphere permitted to pass through the barrier. Specific handrail details such as height and maximum circumference ensure support can easily be gripped by those of all ages.