Let’s talk about handrailings. The original hand railing is the usual one you see in many houses. We were debating whether just to refinish them or change them out completely.
Because I wasn’t a fan of the curb on the bottom step, which gave the entrance a more old school look, it’s beautiful, but not for my style. We had the bottom step cut and squared. We also had the decorative stair tread brackets removed, which made a difference in the end result.
We ended up having no railings for about two weeks. With a two-year-old and a dog, it was very anxiety-provoking. Here is a look at the stairs with no railing.
I had a few inspiration photos of the railings that I had shown my contractor, aka my stepdad. He’s been in charge of bringing our vision in many projects around our house into fruition. Not to be biased, but I recommend him for any renovations. If you’re local, I know a guy.
We decided on the vertical iron balusters with stained railings and posts. I think they came out amazing. It’s precisely the look we were going for.
We purchased all our material from Cheapstairparts.com. Here’s a list of the material we used.