I'm sorry, I know there are a bunch of these but everyone seemed to be working around slightly different issues and I'm too much of a n00b to know if they apply here. This should be my last new thread for a couple of days.
This is an initial layout for a new HT room in our basement (screen on far right). My conundrum is that, due to the proximity of stairs up and down, any riser height other than 14" or 7" could potentially create a trip hazard as folks negotiate the steps.
[The blue gets lighter each 'step' up from the basement floor]
(Note: The 'width' of the riser in the room is completely arbitrary at this point, i haven't really looked into that part at all yet)
I know there are a lot of factors to consider for the idealized riser height, but I'm just trying to figure out if it warrants a departure from the 14" or 7" levels that the stair pitch would otherwise indicate. My initial though is to go with a 14" riser, which is what is illustrated. This seems a good bit high of what is commonly recommended. A 7" riser seems too low, but a small bump could be added for the seating (?)
I'm just not sure which option is better, or if i'm missing a better third option. I have the first step down in the little hallway because it gives me a bit more clearance between the door and the ceiling in the HT room. There's going to be a soffit there for some mechanicals (thanks again BIG!).
Thanks for any help!