There is one thing that many deck designers overlook and that’s stairs. There are many factors to be considered when designing stairs. The first consideration is traffic flow. Where in your yard do you want your stairs to lead? A good deck designer will ensure that your deck stairs feed out to the living area, toward the driveway or toward the direction you are traveling when descending to your yard. Another consideration is who will be traversing the stairs. Will you have some older people or animals that may want a landing part way down? Is there a factor that makes wider stairs important? You can see those factors in this stair design.