I am new to this site but I am trying to figure out if my steps out of my back door need to have a landing to comply with code? It is 16" from the ground to the bottom of the door. And I figure you don't have to have the steps touching the metal plate kick plate. So I was figuring just two steps to get down to the patio? The other problem I have is there is a window well just off center from the doors......doesn't make sense but it was there when I bought the house. The window is in our laundry room and could just be closed off. I just don't know what the best way to do that would be. Any input would be greatly appreciated.