In the last 6 weeks I've fallen down our stairs twice.
Not the outside stairs. Not the stairs to the basement. The loft stairs that lead from the main floor to the master suite.
They're fully enclosed, carpeted, and of spec but of bad design.
They are completely lacking in handrails and the carpet is a bit too plush. There's a reason we don't let the kids up to the loft.
The first time I slipped just a few feet. This morning I slid from the 3rd stair all the way to the bottom on my thigh. It looks like I've been caned, without all the fun.
I am unhappy.
We're installing goddamn handrails, the kind that should have been installed in the first place.
Were they required by code? No, because the stairs are walled on both sides.
Walls give absolutely nothing to grip. Any idiot could see handrails were a good idea.
As a bonus, the studs in the walls are offset since the construction crew didn't start the framing for the walls at the same point, as we discovered installing the doggie gate at the bottom of the stairs. Installing the hand rails is going to be fun.
Little stuff like this just pisses me off.
I've got a running list of this stuff saved for the house we're building.
Speaking of the house we're building...
My best friend (since we were 15) is pursuing a degree in Urban Design and Planning.
As part of that she needs to get her CAD certificate, which she's in the middle of classes for.
She's decided to help design our house as her project.
She also wants to know all of these little irritating things for her own use in her career, in order to design better.
So I'm keeping her a list of what works, what doesn't, what would be nice...
It's nice to know not all of my irritation will be in vain.