You will need to design outdoor stairs that blend well with your home or landscaping. You want to avoid making the steps too steep or too noticeable. Blending stairs with the exterior of any home or building requires using the correct stair design and materials that fit your home’s architecture. There are several exterior stair design. For instance, wood stair design. Wood stairs work well as an inexpensive addition to a concrete patio. Wood is easy to work with and can be cut to fit any space. Ensure long-term use by using a weather stain on wood to prevent the material from weakening, rotting and breaking.