I'm trying to figure out what might be the optimized loft ladder design for
Basically my case is something like this:
That's not from my place, but I too have to put the ladder on the corner. My
ladder height would be a bit less. That picture is the typical solution.
Some of the main points in that are:
+ the handle for one side is good for support
+ the cavities on the steps give better space for the knee
+ the width is comfortable
- the steps may be a bit slippery, and especially with slippery
socks you can't go up/down very quickly
- the upper step still is blocking the knee in spite of the cavity
The main problem for me in that is the width - I have a sofa which I should
cram quite near to the corner if possible. The question is, does anyone have
good ideas how to optimize the width, but have still great comfortability
(and speed of going up/down)? I'm in good health so it doesn't have to be
terribly easy to climb, but I'm hoping that I wouldn't have to go to the
vertical ladder solution.. Probably the use of both walls around the corner
is not useful - at least my feel is that it's not good to put steps
basically on 90 degrees angle of each other.
In addition to minimized width I would also benefit from not having the
ladder very inclined, but on the other hand it can be somewhat inclined if
width is small or it gets wider only half way up or so. But anyway, I'm
wondering if there are some good ideas how to optimize a loft ladder design
for a small space, in the corner of a room.
Also a bit simpler question, which would be better, a flat step or one with
some slits like in this:
? This would be to
lessen the slipperiness, but maybe the slits get dirty too often?