door at top of basement stairs????
We had planned for a door leading to our basement stairs as per plan below. However, the framing in that area is not yet complete so we can could easily omit the basement door/landing area. Our original plan had been to reduce the noise transfer between teenage rec room area and family great room above. However, we are second guessing the need for this door as we see the enclosed area for the door would block some light from spilling downstairs. We also want a frosted interior window in the small bath shown, and the light from the south side near stair case is the brightest. The windows shown in the great room are south windows.
Soooo, what are you plans for the top of your basement stairs? Are you leaving them open, are you placing a swing out door at the top of the stairs, are you building a door at the bottom of the basement stairs, or are you building a landing so the door to stairs can swing in. If so do you like it, and what was your reason for putting in a door to the basement?
Here is our floor plan that shows the staircase with a door that swings in to a landing. Please ignore the shading. Also, lots has changed about our space like the kitchen and front of house but that is not relevant to the basement door question.
Here is the rec room plan we are working with to give you idea of the what you see at the bottom of the basement stairs. The windows mostly have egress window wells, but are high up on basement wall.
Looking forward to how others solved their basement stair issue.