Please help me design foyer staircase--diagrams included within
Our framers are giving us the option of having either 48" or 56" wide stair treads for the curved staircase in our foyer. They taped off the location of the first three treads on the floor and I am about to go look at this and see its relation to the outswing of the door from our vestibule/ante room in the foyer to the first tread. As you can see, the wider treads mean a tighter curve and, also, a larger distance from the middle of the tread to the handrail. I'm wondering if the distance from where the tread is 9" deep to the handrail might be too awkward on the wider tread option. My husband and the builder are suggesting the wider tread, I'm not sure. Also, I believe this would mean we won't have an exposed outer tread--the wood portion won't be visible on the interior curve of the staircase.