Knee wall on 2nd floor vs stair pickets
I have a new build pre-construction freehold townhouse that I am making decisions on, and one unexpected decision is on the top of the stairs, it currently would have a knee wall (half wall). They are offering / suggesting to change that to carry through as stair pickets. The cost is $1,770 to upgrade to pickets.
I do like the open view of pickets vs knee wall, but with upgrading the main floor hardwood throughout, upgrading to a really nice kitchen, and master ensuite) I'm just running too tight on my budget.
My main question is, would a knee wall be less attractive for resale or would it really not make much of a difference? It's not a big staircase, and doesn't curve up. 2nd floor floorplan attached.
Appreciate any opinions I can get.