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Stairs redesign Answered

Hi everyone!

I have this stairs in my apartment, I got used to them, but now as we have a baby they are pretty much dangerous for little guy. I need ideas and suggestions on a design for new stairs. Space is really small. Photos are attached. Thank You!

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Toga_Dan

2 months ago

Looks like space may be too limited for a shallower set of stairs. Elevator may b an option.

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Downunder35m

2 months ago

Why not just add vertical boards to close the "holes and then cover them?
Carpet is most used but you now get ready to use vinyl for this job too.
The open side I would fully cover, add a door and use a small storage area.
Of course adding some rails on the open side is a good idea too here.
You could add a post to the first step and then run boards up tp the man hole.

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AdvanŽDownunder35m

Reply 2 months ago

Good way of thinking, I like the idea but I can't close them because it is narrow hallway, so it would be awful.

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rickharrisAdvanŽ

Reply 2 months ago

Use safety glass or Plastic. Safer but lets light through.
Or use a net mesh of some kind.

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rickharris

2 months ago

1. Stair gate at top and bottom Preventing accidents is easier than dealing with them
2. Box in the open side but use safety glass so you keep the open view.
3. Fill in the gap between stairs.
4 they are really steep I think in the UK they wouldn't meet building code - i guess nothing to be done about that.