|yikes, a piece of knob and tube just hanging there exposed....we need an electrician stat!|
In prep for these new stairs, I emptied out the built-in that will need to be moved to make way for the new stairs. Steve hopes to start this weekend, which will entail first carefully detaching/moving the dining room built-in and then demo'ing the attic stairs before starting to build the stringers for upstairs. He plans to just swap around the basement stairs (this is easy with them being moveable and all) to their new placement until he is able to rebuild them.
After Steve does the basic build, we plan to hire a contractor to lay white oak going upstairs and marmoleum down to the basement. I want to see if it would be more cost effective for us to use the marmoleum click system (they have parts for stairs) or have a professional lay the marmoleum sheets for us.
BASIC ANATOMY OF STAIRS