DIY Nearby Episode 1: Transforming a Dreary Carpeted Staircase

DIY Nearby
by DIY Nearby
6 Materials
3 Days

When homeowner Michelle wanted to redo her staircase on a budget, she knew she could find the help she needed on Hometalk.

Check out the first-ever episode of DIY Nearby to see how Michelle, with the help of DIYer Alicia, completely redid her dreary staircase and hallway for under $500!
Michelle felt like she could do it herself if she just had a little bit of guidance, so she got in touch with her sister, Hometalk DIYer Alicia W., and hired her to come to her home, walk her through what needed to be done and tackle the project together with her.

What's holding you back from redoing your staircase? Share your DIY challenges with us in the comments!
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  • Veronica Veronica on May 10, 2018

    I tore out the stairs carpeting to discover partleboard not wood any suggestion other than recarpeting?

  • Jinxx Jinxx on Oct 04, 2020

    What if you take off the carpeting and find concrete?

  • Charles Asher Charles Asher on Dec 19, 2022

    My stairs make loud squeaking sounds. I was told if I replace the stairs, they might still squeak, is there any way around the squeaking?

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