Our new home (well 60 years old so new to us) has a finished basement. we are replacing the floor and taking out a wall to make a large play area for our child. The stairs have a railing on the right wall but halway down the left way they are open. The wall there comes up to my calf. What are our options???? Our inspector did not mention the stairs but I cant have my child walk down them. I need a low cost solution that still looks ok. The basement was finished 10 years ago so it had to have met code but I think it was grandfathered b/c stairs were always there since the 40s.
What can we do that wont be thousands? what does everyone else's stairs look like?