Ajustable Modular Stairs

Alice discovered these neat stairs that are great for small tight spaces. Called the Mini Plus, the structure is completely modular, this allows easy assembly of the components and makes it easy to adjust for the steepness of the climb. For added rigidity some special lateral supports attach it to the wall.

Made of solid European beech wood with a thickness of 1.5 inches with beveled round edges. It is both attractive and very stable. Steel tubing makes the railing sturdy and it is accented with solid beech wood. A very attractive solution for a small space. No price was listed and more research should be done if you consider using these. Here is the Stairs by Design website. Thanks Alice for sharing this great find with us.

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Sheila - August 25, 2011 Reply

I’ve seen their stairs and they’re wonderfully designed. Great find for the right space.

Tony - August 25, 2011 Reply

There are several similar options at http://www.arkestairs.com/ also – they are good for lofts and attics but only the 5′ spirals meet US universal building code requirements (based on my research). Which is a shame, because there are some models that are less extreme that seem quite practical but which can’t be used in a small two-floor home.

Wayne - August 25, 2011 Reply

I think at this price, we could all come up with something as good on our own.

Thank you for showing interest in our products. To give an accurate price quote to you for the Mini Plus, we really need to know your floor to floor height. Saying that however, just to give you an idea, the basic kit (11 Steps, 12 Risers) costs $2,058.75.

Penny in Australia - August 25, 2011 Reply

I think these stairs are very clever, and paricularly well suited for tiny houses on wheels where legalities might not be so strict, and for we older people who may be daunted by ladders.

Bob - August 26, 2011 Reply

This company also has great attic retractable ladders, perfect for access to a tiny house loft. They don’t take up floor area when not in use.

Shalin - August 26, 2011 Reply


william carlisle - August 26, 2011 Reply

Great design ,but our building codes will limit their use.

Ryan - August 26, 2011 Reply

Unfortunately, alternating steps are illegal in most of North America and usually classified as a “ladder”.

glenn - August 26, 2011 Reply

Very neat stairs. There is an even simpler solution for stairs in a tight place. They are called lapyre stairs. They are easy to build work wonderfully. I’m sure they will appear on Google.



2kids2cats - August 26, 2011 Reply

I understand these aren’t to code, but if they just replacing a ladder is that an issue?

    william carlisle - August 26, 2011 Reply

    That would depend upon the size of the area serviced by the staircase. To avoid that issue we have called loft areas storage and do not refer to it as a sleeping loft

Thomas - March 19, 2018 Reply

Last year I have painted the kitchen cabinets and windows. This year I will tackle the staircase. It was in dire need of a makeover. It was really evident after I renewed the grout lines on the slate floor. Since the floor looked so new, it made the tired, old staircase look even worse.

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