Seeking options for updating dated railings I in homes like mine..

as a realtor, selling homes built in the 70s and early 80s with railings that make the home feel dated.. looking for some budget conscious options for updating them.
q seeking options for updating dated railings i in homes like mine
Oak railings in need of a new look.
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  • Janet Pizaro Janet Pizaro on Feb 26, 2018

  • Dysko7710 Dysko7710 on Feb 26, 2018
    I think just painting them would be a huge update, white to brighten up the space. They also make gel stain that goes on easier than standard stain to give it more of a dark, java wood look that looks more modern and updated.

  • Melanie Melanie on Feb 26, 2018
    paint out rails leave large posts plain

  • Holly Kinchlea-Brown Holly Kinchlea-Brown on Feb 26, 2018
    Paint white, change up the ballister to something thicker, add a few more railings in an offset pattern

  • Ann Cherkas Halstead Ann Cherkas Halstead on Feb 26, 2018
    paint with white paint

  • 2dogal 2dogal on Feb 26, 2018
    Leave it alone. Part of the selling point of these older homes is the fact that the buyer can come in and redo it to his/her taste.

  • Zac Builds Zac Builds on Feb 27, 2018
    Hey Donna, what you have is pretty simple and clean, if you'd like to add some more character to your hand rail you can get some oak trim and layer it on-top of your existing railing. Chairrail and baseboards might be a good place to start!

  • William William on Feb 27, 2018
    Another thing to consider. According the the CDC, FTC, and local codes the distance between the baluster should be no more than five inches.