Types Of Loft Stairs
Lofts are a versatile part of home design that have a wide range of uses. While bedroom lofts are becoming popular in urban apartments and tiny houses, full size homes are finding uses for them too, such as home libraries and offices. Safe access to a loft area is required to make maximum use of the extra space in your home. There are different types of loft stairs, which fall into two broad categories: fixed stairs and pull down stairs. Fixed stairs include straight run stairs, spiral staircases, and alternating tread stairs. Pull-down stairs include folding, sliding, and disappearing stairs. Fixed loft stairs permanently connect the loft to the lower level floor. They are well suited for lofts that have been converted into living space, such as a bedroom or home office, and are accessed on a daily basis. Of all the different loft stairs, they most closely resemble the traditional staircase and can even be covered with carpet.
Pull-down loft stairs, or drop down stairs, are a popular, less expensive access option for loft conversions. They are often used for lofts that are accessed infrequently, such as those that serve as storage space. These stairs are especially well-suited for areas where space is limited or at a premium. They are a retractable type of stairs, designed to be stored away in the ceiling opening when not in use.