Our house has a type of staircase which is fairly typical in an older home. The stairs are very narrow and steep. They climb in their steep, narrow way to a second story, which must have been designed for Lilliputians. Not only are the stairs unsuitable for any member of my tall family, the ceilings in the upstairs rooms slope down. I can’t count the times I’ve nearly concussed myself when I forgot the clearance level in my closet.