Stair Railing Remodel

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$6500
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We needed to update our dated and dangerous stair rail, especially with two young children. The way it transformed our entire house is remarkable and worth every penny. Here's how we did it.
The railing was original from when the house was built in 1979.
It was wobbly and the opening between the balusters was wide enough to be dangerous with two young children.
The lighting had been updated at some point but was still not our style.
We decided to give it our own look. And here is the finished product.
The square balusters and darker stain to match our floors make this traditional wood railing feel modern without being trendy.
We replaced the flush mount light at the top of the stairs with fixture from Home Depot.
Not only is the railing now safe, it makes the entire house feel warm.
New four light chandelier from Joss and Main.
New entry fixture from Joss and Main. Hope you enjoyed watching our makeover!

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  • Dee Hoertz Dee Hoertz on Nov 28, 2017
    Amazing updated look. If I may ask, did you do the work yourself? We have a similar rail we would like to change (but much smaller project than yours) and I would love to use your look for inspiration.
  • Can14874581 Can14874581 on Nov 28, 2017
    The stairs look beautiful but did you do it yourselves ? if so how? What materials did you use? Did you cover the spindles or replace them? Just wanted to know if this is a diy or did you hire someone?
  • Eroque022810 Eroque022810 on Dec 01, 2017
    Gorgeous looks like it belongs on the cover of a magazine! Question how awful was the wood on stairs once carpet was removed? I have a can of worms here. I want to remove my carpet on our stairs but am scared to look by removing some since then I will be stuck! I personally hate carpet because we all have allergies and I hate having to ask people to remove their shows to step on our carpeted LR/DR. So I don't but you know how stairs really show the dirt no matter how you vacuum and how you deep clean?

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