New porch/landing with balusters & rails.
I'm sure they're good to have, but with the rails right there it seems like it would be better to use those.
I would think that with the handrail sticking out into the stairway at that height, it could be in the way. If someone was carrying something big up the stairs and their vision was blocked by that object, they could bump into the handrail and bounce off of it, falling backwards down the stairs.
I'm not talking about your handrail specifically DM, just any handrail in general.
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