If you want to get to a higher level, then
you can either
jump, or climb the stairs. I'm much too old to jump so I
think I'll take the steps.
If you think you would like to have a curved staircase like
the one in "Gone With the Wind" then I suggest you plan
a bank robbery first. If robbing a bank does not appeal
to you then I suggest you try a straight set of stairs.
If you think you want a straight of stairs,open both sides,
with an oak banister, fluted balusters & fancy newel
posts then I suggest robbing a liquor store. The piggy
bank will never do.
What i am trying to get across is that staircases can be
expensive if you are not careful. The basic staircase is
reasonably priced. It is when you start adding all the
goodies that things add up quickly.
A basic set of stairs is usually made with oak treads &
pine risers. If the steps are open on only one side then
less railing, balusters etc are necessary & the cost
comes down quickly.