Door to Basement from Main Floor
Our plans were drawn with no door to the basement. In framing the steps, the builder had to adjust the number of steps.
The entry door from the garage swings toward the basement opening. If someone were standing at the top of the stairs, it literally could knock them down the stairs. This leaves a very dangerous issue with an open basement stairway.
We decided to add a door, but DH and the builder are not liking my idea. I am considering a dutch door to keep it open for when the grandkids are playing in the basement area. This will allow us to keep an "ear" on their activity.
DH & builder do not like the look. To me the look is a non-issue. Anything can be made to look good and we can modify a door for the purpose. My issue is how to swing the top section. I would prefer that it could swing both ways, but do not know if this is possible.
If I had foreseen this problem, the basement opening would be elsewhere. That is why hindsight is always 20/20.
Any possible solutions GW members?