I live in a condo on the third floor of a 3 unit building. I have the private access rights to the attic. The attic is 'finished' and is carpeted. It is basically an open space with 2 back to back closets towards the back of the building and then one large room at the front end of the house. There is an attic stairway that is pretty narrow and with lots of turns (continuation of back stairway for the whole building). I would like to have a second stairway built using a really small bedroom on the main floor. I don't want to break into the common (to the rest of the building) areas at all, nor do I want to break into the ceiling of my unit's hallway on the main floor. Right above the small bedroom are storage crawl spaces (the eaves?) which would also have to be worked around. The door to the storage (in the attic) could possibly be moved. There is a radiator in one corner of the bedroom, which I have photographed. I would also like the staircase to be enclosed rather than open. In fact, there needs to be some kind of door to shut it off because the attic is not on the downstairs heating or cooling system. The existing door to the small bedroom could be eliminated or moved. Also the closet in the bedroom could be eliminated. The window for that room sits right in the middle of the wall, so that has to be worked around. The bedroom is immediately to the left of the main entrance if you are looking at the front door from the inside.
The small bedroom is 10' 3" x 8' 3", and the ceiling height is 104.5".
The challenge is to try to contain the staircase in the small bedroom and yet have it break into the upper floor at a spot where (1.) the attic ceiling is high enough and (2) it's not within the unfinished storage crawl space. I'm thinking the top step should be almost right above the main doorway of the main floor. Or, it could break in right in front of the existing storage door, and that door could be moved.
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I would like to have an architectural plan that I can give a contractor to work from. I also would like to keep the cost down and since the stairway needs to be enclosed, I don't think I need to use really expensive wood for the steps.
(1) Floor plan 1/4”=1' scale, (1/50)
(1) Section 1/4"=1' scale, (1/50)