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Any ideas as to how can we prevent people from falling down the step?

5 years ago

I am posting this to try to help my neighbors who recently spent a lot of $ modernizing their 1970s-era home. The home has a raised L-shaped entry. They removed the original wrought-iron railings, took out the carpet and installed tile. It's gorgeous! The "only" problem is that when you come in the front door, you cannot see the step DOWN! It is clearly visible when walking UP the step, so I don't think that is a problem. Any ideas would be greatly appreciated! We tried adding little strips of lights, or colored tile or a rug to help delineate the step down, but they didn't seem to do the trick. We don't want people falling down but really hate to start tearing up their beautiful new tile job!

This side shouldn't be a problem as the step is clearly visible.

This is what you see as you walk in the front door. Unless you're really paying attention, you would not see the step down.

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