Planning Your Space

Step 4: Upper floor, straight opening

Design safety rail

A safety rail must surround the stairwell or balcony platform.

Upper floor components can be arranged in many ways. Although subtle, these touches can have a significant effect on the look of the upper floor area around the stair.

Typically the safety rail is an extension of the design elements of the stair: wood species, balusters, handrail, and newel posts. The materials for the safety rail and fascia are available from York to ensure that the stair and safety rail complement each other.