How do I build a new set of steps & open a 2 foot space between steps?
My house was built in the 90's as most stairs built @ that time stairs were not built open. Stairs were built between 2 walls & straight. The house has a finished Attic as well as a finished Basement, so there are 3 sets of steps all on top of each other. The walking tread or step its self is 10 inches & risers are 9inches including the stairs tread sitting on top of the riser. This makes for steap steps that u don't get a good footing on. In turn tripping even when your walking up. I want to make the stairs tread a 12inch stair tread & the riser no more than 71/2 inches including the stairs tread sitting on the riser. I've also got more than ample space to turn the top & bottom few stairs to make them in a U shape. I'd like to have a 2 foot space between the steps & the walking landings with post & pickets for an allusion of an open foyer from the top floor to the basement. How do i build these & install them.