These stairs are steep! Everyone in our house and a few people who have visited have slipped down these steps. It's so dark and closed off. The stairs go up from the kitchen. Which seems so odd to me. I am thinking of a way to open up the bottom by removing the wall on the right side. There is a large support sticking out of the wall as you can see from one of the pictures but it shouldn't interfere with opening it up. The only problem would be how to make them less steep. I wish I could turn the stairs 90 degrees near the bottom but probably won't happen. Just wondering how or if any of this would be possible??