Ah-HA! This is what we can do outside the back door that currently has a cement landing and staircase built directly over a basement window (the stupidest design decision EVER!). Perforated metal would be the perfect replacement to let light into the rec room.
Industrial Loft Stair Hall - Architect Ryan Duffey removed the existing narrow spiral staircase and created a stair hall allowing in more natural light. Reclaimed wood was used for the treads but the industrial feel was maintained with the iron railing. www.jryanduffey.com