Must have Two stairs?
Hello.... I am designing a four car garage with an apartment above. A friend criticized my plan because it had only one stairway... an interior one. Specifically, she felt the second story deck should also have a stairway.
The deck will be in the backyard, completely hidden from view from the road. A stair up to the deck would lead to an easily defeated French door.
Most two-story homes I visit have only one stairway. Having a roll-out emergency chain ladder stored on the deck makes sense to me, but I am leary of an exterior stair.
The site is out in a rural area with few codes.
Any thoughts would be appreciated.