code for stair railings?
We've been designing the staircase in our custom home and when I've showed the builder and carpenter what I've liked both of them said they weren't sure if the railing would be to code because it doesn't go down to the bottom step. I've tried to do some research and I'm not sure of what the code really is for interior staircases. Here are some of the pictures I showed them. Does anyone know what the rule is for where the handrail must start or where I can find it?
The first pic is my favorite and I want the built in bench too!
The last one looks like it should be OK... but I'm not positive. Any thoughts?