Here we feature a few pictures of a recent stairway and stair railing remodeling project. This Vienna, Virginia homeowner chose to go with wrought iron balusters with oak railings and newel posts.
The scope of work included, removing the old railings, replacing the loose broken stair treads with new solid oak 5/4 thick treads. Adding a full bullnose starting step with a volute fitting on the new rails along with new paint grade risers and brackets. Also installing oak newel posts and (over-the-post) style railing system with black wrought iron balusters. Refinishing the existing oak hardwood floors in the hallway and landing areas. Staining, finishing and painting the new railings and stairway topped off the project.
Here are a couple before pictures: (click to enlarge)
Not very good pictures, but as you can see the railings were practically falling down and had been improperly installed to say the least.
Here are a couple pictures of the new remodeled lower level railings
These railings were installed on the lower level boxed in type stairs. Notice the left hand railing with the "S" fitting going to the wall handrail, allowing a continuous rail design.
One side note: Please notice that the stair treads are actual treads... not hardwood flooring! Whoever you choose to have your stairway renovated with, make sure they use the proper methods and materials. I have seen far too many stairways just covered over with harwood flooring, which in the end looks like you have a stairway covered over with hardwood flooring!
When we are finished with our stairway improvements and retreads, they look just like new stairs. You should not be able to tell they were ever re-done. We ONLY use real solid 5/4" thick oak treads, and real solid oak risers not plywood verniers (or hardwood flooring).
See more Railing and Stairway Remodels on our Before and After Pages: HERE under the Balustrades, Bannisters, Stairways, Stair Railings Section
If you would like us to quote you a price on renovating your stairway or railings in your home, please don't hesitate to contact us anytime. We will be glad to come out, take measurements, discuss your ideas, offer some of our own, and hopefully work together to improve the quality and value of your home.
Thank You, Roger Beesley
Please call us at 703-330-3486, or email us here ,