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Old 08-16-2018, 08:21 PM   #16
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Re: Minimum Width required on Stairway landing?


I wouldn't enclose it in.

It would be hard enough to put furniture and bedding up there the way it is. Enclosing it would probably make it impossible without reversing it.

Maybe this will change her mind.?

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Old 08-17-2018, 07:45 AM   #18
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Re: Minimum Width required on Stairway landing?


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In my house one staircase is under the other so not really an option, but thanks for the thought.


Well, I'll go 36" and that's about as much as I can do. Oh, cosmetically, shouldn't I have some kind of frame in on the left side of the doorway rather than just have a wall going out? I'm trying to convince my wife to go with option B even though option A gives her a little more counter space under the microwave. (there's no room to move the microwave section to the left) Plus, even just a little more room on the left might allow me to turn furniture enough to get it up the stairs...


A or B?


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A but the wall beside the micro wave can be an cupboard end panel
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Here is an idea. Build the section of the wall that's close to the bottom of the stairs as a removable partition. It will take a little imagination but it's doable.
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Thanks for the ideas, but there's more to it. There's about 14 inches behind the wall unit holding the microwave and cabinet which will be used for some sort of storage. My drawing is over simplified.



I'm not sure a removable wall would be so easy in this situation. Vents, wires, supporting the microwave. At some point it's just easier to make a real wall knowing you can just rip out and replace later if you need to. Still, I'll keep it in mind as the details unfold.



I maybe could just remove one wall and the mircowave and cabinet exposed, but I don't think I'd like the look very much, plus that would mean putting the vent into the cabinet instead of the wall.



Can I get an opinion on the A or B option? Seems to me there should be some space to the left of the doorway or it will look weird. At this point I don't plan to put framing around it.
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I would go with A, I don't see any advantage to B
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Not to make it political but it sounds like a lesser of 2 evils thing. I can't vote for either of them.
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I just thought it looked better with a little bit of edge there. Oh well, maybe I'll just make that "edge" part of a larger doorway.


Okay guys, thanks again.
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