Our staircase will also be pretty narrow at 34" so I feel like that may look strange. 36" is the current code but it looks like we may be able to get an exception. I am still a little confused on weather we really need a permit being that we will be rebuilding the stairs using the current space we have and not starting from total scratch. I will probably let the contractor we use figure that out.
Anyways, here are some pictures I have found of old, historic cases. If anyone has any other info on stair cases, please share.
I am unsure where this group of pictures came from as I collected them a long time ago.
|these stairs turn but not for a long while, however they are quite wide & regal|
|a great example, in a main living space & straight the whole way up, however wide|
|these have a winder at the top but appear somewhat narrow, however they are tucked into the corner of a living space|
|this is a picture of Steve's cousin's stairs-they live in a Bungalow in Lincoln, NE; in their living room, my guess is they were rebuilt at some point; steep & straight up with a door|
These old pictures are taken from Stickley publications dated to the turn of the century
|as seen from the sketch, these stairs have winder but they are front and center in the living space and narrow|
|these stairs appear straight & narrow|
|more straight and narrow stairs, however they are just off the living space|
|these stairs wind right away but they are framed in the way that we would most likely frame ours|
|straight non winding stairs at house entrance, but they are tucked to the side|