Well Happy Friday, today I wanted to continue the conversation on staircases, its design styles and build - with the focus on the 'RISER'.
The Riser is the distance between the treads, measured vertically (north to south). The average height measurement for a Riser in a residential setting, is 6-8" depending on the width of the tread and the run of the staircases. Build facts on the Riser, courtesy of stairbuilding.
The Riser is part of all designs in staircases, from traditional to modern floating staircases, where the riser is invisible - yes. However it is still a calculated measurement and element that is crucial in design, and of course function.
Staircase Riser styles......
The Riser detail can also be a way to add personality, and art to the staircase. With paint, tile, lights, and wallpaper. Here are a collage showing a few of my favorite design 'snap photos' for inspiration.
So this weekend, and every time your climb the staircase - note the function of the riser. How it naturally harmonizes with the staircase, and at times is a wonderful design sculptural accent.
Happy Friday Design Enthusiast's,