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Add Style and Safety to a Staircase

These step-by-step projects will show you how to install an elegant carpet runner and freshly painted balusters.

A slippery grand staircase can be a huge safety hazard. The DIY to the Rescue crew shows how to increase style and safety by installing new balusters and a stairway carpet runner.

Create a stylish and welcoming staircase.

  • Time

    Under Half Day

  • Price Range

    $1,000 - $2,500

  • Easy/Moderate


How to Install a Stairway Carpet Runner With Stays

Installing an elegant carpet runner on stairs is a simple project well within the skill set of even beginning DIYers. Elegant stays not only add a touch of class but they also keep the carpet runner in place.

  • Time


  • Price Range

    $500 - $1,000

  • Easy/Moderate

    Moderate to Hard

How to Paint and Install Balusters

The DIY to the Rescue crew demonstrates how to replace 100 existing balusters with 200 freshly painted balusters spaced closer together.