The lower garage level space in the house was adequate for the time it was built in 1926. This space was used as a utility room, and for the furnace, water heater, and garage. We think it may have been legal when originally built.
But the existing stairs that connected to the upper main floor level of the house were determined to be too narrow and steep for the current code. Frankly, they were just unsafe … and headroom was lacking for those taller folks!
Since the owners wanted to create more living space at the garage level, the stairs had to be redone.
We always like a good challenge….
Check out the before and during photos!