stair intersection design ideas

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Old 05-02-16, 07:17 PM
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stair intersection design ideas

I currently have some angled stairs going from my garage into the home. To the left of these stairs is a closet that I'm going to take out to allow more open space in the garage. Directly to the right of the angled stairs are the stairs leading to the basement. I'm really not a fan of these angled steps as visitors are not use to them and frequently stumble or miss a step(I'm surprised nobody has fallen down the basement stairs yet...knock on wood).

So after the closet is gone, I would like to put in more normal steps but there is not a lot of space between the door and where the basement steps begin. I would like to know if anyone has an alternative ideas for these steps. I was thinking steps that wrap around, but I'm not sure it would work with the amount of space I have.

For those that might mention local codes, this project is in Albany, NY.

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Old 05-02-16, 07:26 PM
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Looks like the door needs to be moved 3 ft to the left.
 
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Old 05-02-16, 07:44 PM
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Unfortunately I can't do that. Then the door would be opening up onto the porch.
 
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Agree with X...there's no way to make that safe. I can't believe it was that way originally; no inspector would sign off on it. I'll be the door was moved sometime in the past, and it really ought to be moved back.

If that's out of the question, then I think you are stuck with more or less what you have. You can't put a square step there as it will encroach on the top landing area for the basement steps.

Putting a riser to cover up the opening would probably help eliminate a trip hazard, and it would be a good candidate to paint a bright red line along the angled edge to give visual warning of the unusual configuration.
 
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There is no way possible way to make those stairs meet code.
 
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Old 05-02-16, 08:11 PM
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If the door can't be moved left, maybe it could be pushed back into the house 3 ft if the floor can be removed and steps placed there instead... that way the steps would be at grade by the time you got to the landing at the top of the basement stairs. This would call for some major demo and framing, but it would create a nice open landing area at the top of the basement stairs.
 
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