New staircase
September 23, 2013 in Design Dilemma
advice please. we are replacing a n iffecient and dangerous spiral staircase, which previous owners out in the corner of our kitchen, and replacing with regular stairs, with a small landing and return. The problem (??) is, the stairs will have walls on both sides, and I am worried about it looking/feeling claustrophobic. Ant tips on how we can make it look light, bright and wide? they will be 1m wide. I have never seen a staircase that didn't have railings/opening on one side at least.
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can you provide a picture of the current situation ?
September 23, 2013 at 2:16am   
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Can you do cut outs in the walls?
September 23, 2013 at 5:25am   
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September 23, 2013 at 5:36am   
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cant do open treads-need the storage space underneath. cant do cut outs in walls, as it is positioned between a bathroom and a kitchen. no pictures, as it does not exist yet.

And can someone tell me, do we have to have a handrail or not?
September 23, 2013 at 5:58am     
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I don't know whether a handrail is required in your area, but it is in most places. Check with your local building regulations office
September 23, 2013 at 6:41am   
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Are you able to make a glass wall on the kitchen side?
September 23, 2013 at 6:54am   
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kitchen cupboards and fridge on adjoining wall :(
September 23, 2013 at 1:47pm   
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