Help - front door opens onto stairs?
I'm new to the forum. My husband and I just bought a 1970's center hall colonial that we plan to redo from top to bottom. My first problem with the house is that the front door actually touches the first step of the staircase when you walk in. What are some options for reconfiguring a staircase so that we have more of an entryway? It's the first impression that you get when you walk into the house and I'd like to make it seem more formal and much less cramped. My husband suggested that it might be easier to relocate the front door than it would to move or reconfigure the stairs, but I think that would throw off the whole look of the exterior. Any suggestions on where we might start?
Thanks so much for your help. I'm sure I'll have a million more questions as we make our way through the reno.