Change the Look of Your Home

Staircase makeover ideas are a great way to start to change up the overall look of your home. Changing up the appearance of your staircase is an excellent way to liven up your foyer and home altogether.

Parts of a Staircase

In order to talk about how to do any sort of staircase makeover ideas, you need to know the terms or components of a staircase.  

  • Handrail & Bottom Rail
  • Balusters (or Spindles) – that skinny little piece of wood (or metal) that gives the decorative look of your staircase
  • Newel Post – Larger posts at the end and placed every so many feet. It stabilizes your staircase, so that is why it is larger.
  • Stair
    • Stringers – the two sides that run-up on the staircase
    • Riser – the face that goes up (think of it as a ‘stair is rising’)
    • Tread – the surface that you step on


Staircase Makeover Ideas – Change up Staircase

Want to change the overall look of your staircase?  There are many staircase makeover ideas, some expensive and some cost-effective.

  • Complete Tear Outs – When you want to completely change the look of your home.  Great, but costly. It can run $5,000-$30,000 (or more, depending on what you want to be done).
  • Change out Old Wood for New Wood – Keep in Current Staircase, but take out the outdated wood spindles with something more trendy like maple or cherry or go to metal spindles
  • Change out Handrail & Newel Posts – while changing out spindles, change handrail and newel posts too
  • Paint or Stain a New Color – Keep the old staircase (all the components) and change the overall color.  This can be done by stripping the staircase completely and painting or staining a new color.  This is your most cost-effective method of doing a staircase makeover ideas
  • Carpeting your stairs is another great way to change up the look and feel as well as make it safe for the little ones.

Don’t forget, if you need an estimate on updating your staircase, give me a call. My team and I have been serving Downers Grove, Oakbrook Terrace, Elmhurst, Lombard, Carol Stream, Westmont, Willowbrook, Woodridge, and all of the Chicago area for 30+ years.

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