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Location: Twin Citiesville, MN
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I had a similar situation. I was considering putting in all new wood risers & treads of a similar height to the dricore subfloor and finished floor at the bottom of the stairs, as then it would stay consistent throughout the stairway. Of course, there is a larger price tag that comes with that, too. Much more than I felt justified for a basement stairway.
In the end it looks like I'll avoid that because we opted to change the basement flooring plan, including the bottom of the stairs where we'll have no subfloor and just tile for a foyer sort of look. This will also be a work-around to a very uneven floor area right there - a previous owner obviously got very unorthodox with his use of studs sunk into the concrete floor, which now leaves me with a screwed up patch.
As a result we won't be adding much depth to the floor by the stairs, so we won't need to bother with all the height adjustments on the stairs. Saves me time, money and headaches. It wasn't my original plan, but I'm learning that sometimes the best solution is to back up and take a slightly different road than originally planned.