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Stephanie Burns
We can't have stairs like that where we are in California (actually, isn't this a UBC thing?). Treads are not allowed to be open and the space under the stair that is not head height has to be blocked off. I think that's stupid, but I do believe it is code. I like these ideas, though.
   
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Susan Collacott Fine Art
Supercalifrachique! Expialadosious! I am in love!
   
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Villa Lagoon Tile

The codes exist for a reason, but sometimes that code is written with only Cape Cod and wood construction in mind I think. I believe some people put in temp stairs for inspections and then come back and make quiet amendments later once that CO is obtained !

Some of the stairs I see in magazines of European lofts and Soviet condos blow my mind...and yes, they would never pass code in the US.

   

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