Once you have created your staircase, Home Designer can automatically generate a stairwell for you, opening the floor platform to the next floor. Stairwells can also be adjusted, moved, and deleted.
Curved stairs can be created with the stair tools in Home Designer, but for a true spiral stair, you will want to use the symbols located in the Library Browser.
When you need to create a loft area or a grand entry, you can use an Open Below room type on the floor above to remove the floor platform from that area.
When you have a staircase with multiple segments connected by landings, Home Designer can create the needed landings for you with a single click.
Once you have placed stairs in your plan, you can create a usable room below using interior walls.
If you need to model a stair system that has three stair segments that all meet at a common landing, Home Designer can easily accomplish this.
Create a staircase with a landing on the foundation level to create a split-entry for your structure.
Curved staircases can be created in Home Designer using the Curve to Left and Curve to Right stair tools. In addition to these tools, straight staircases can be curved by holding down the Alt or Option key on your keyboard.
The stair tools in Home Designer allow you to easily create a staircase that can automatically adjust it's height to reach the next floor.
Change the riser height of stairs by either adjusting the number of treads used in the staircase, or by unchecking Automatic Heights in Home Designer Pro.
With Home Designer products, you have the ability to create more complex stair systems such as Winder Stairs.
Exterior stairs can be created with many Home Designer products on a sloping terrain using a combination of stairs and landings.
Some of the advanced stair editing tools in Home Designer Pro and Architectural will allow you to create curved and flared stairs.
You can utilize the stair tools to create a masonry staircase in Home Designer programs.
Drawing stairs that go down from a deck or porch to ground level is automatic with a single click of the Straight Stairs tool.
If you have items below a stair that you would like to be visible in plan view, you can make the stairs transparent by changing the fill style.
After you create a curved staircase, you can use the Curved Wall tools to create walls that follow the arc of the curved staircase with all Home Designer titles.
A landing can be created between two separate stair segments within Chief Architect.
Once you have placed a landing for your stairs, the shape of the landing can be edited with curves and breaks to whatever shape you need.
This Information message will display when a stair section is connected to a landing along an edge that is not the same width as the stairs or requires a break point.
Ramps can be difficult to design. However, with Home Designer's Ramp tool you can design an ADA compliant ramp in minutes.
You can create a stone stair by sloping the terrain and then add stepping stones.
Stair rake walls can easily be created in X11 and newer program versions by specifying a railing to be a pony wall and having it follow the slope of the stairs.
Stair stringers can be customized by opening the Staircase Specification dialog or the Stair Defaults dialog and accessing the Stringers panel.