Open Stairs in Basement
The stairs to my basement are open on one side (see pictures below). I need to install a railing and some sort of guard on the open side. After doing some research, I have come up with the following options: 1. Railing on wall side and some sort of guard going from stair to ceiling on the open side; 2. Railing and balusters on the open side. Either choice could be possible, but in Option 1 I am concerned how it will look with bars/balusters going from the steps to ceiling. In Option 2, I think it will look the nicest, but the railing would have to be screwed into the ceiling at high end and would leave approximately 36" open area at the top, that I am unsure how to enclose. Any thoughts, suggestions or comments are more than welcome. Thanks.