Now, Kev has been observant enough to pick up on my reservations. he knows I'm not real supportive or understanding about this project...Cause, he'll take at least 7 years to finish it...and it will mean more work...like cutting another hole in the main level floor...and it will mean covering up the old hole and putting in floor joists and re-doing the basement ceiling and the flooring and some electric work and new carpet or something upstairs and relocate lights and...get my drift? And I know from experience that "little" "easy" projects somehow never quite get finished.
However, I will give him some credit. He's changed his mind on some of his plans. He's not going to have a closed staircase. Instead, we're going to have open treads. Chunky pine treads. Because we like the rustic look, and I absolutely hate sweeping stairs with carpet and stairs with risers which seem to collect dirt and dog hair. Open stairs will be much easier to clean. And we've compromised on the balusters and the hand rail and even the monstrosity sitting in the basement right now that Kev calls the "landing."
So, we're compromising. He's giving me some say in how I want this...thing to look. And I'm letting him build this...thing.
Stay tuned for the continuing saga of "The Stair Project."