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Staircase Makeover

Use these step-by-step instructions to update your staircase. Learn how to fix creaky stairs and even install a stairway runner.

  • Time

    Two Days

  • Price Range

    $500 - $1,000

  • Easy/Moderate

    Hard

How to Prep for a Staircase Update

Updating a staircase into an eye-catching statement starts with demolition and prep easily within the grasp of DIYers with moderate skills.

  • Time

    2 hours

  • Price Range

    $1 - $50

  • Easy/Moderate

    Moderate

How to Fix Creaky, Unstable Stairs

Home Inspector Rick Yeager explains how to fix creaky, unstable stairs and to secure a safety railing.

  • Time

    Two Days

  • Price Range

    $500 - $1,000

  • Easy/Moderate

    Hard

How to Install New Stair Treads and Railings

Updating a staircase into an eye-catching statement requires installing new treads and railings, but is within the grasp of DIYers with moderate skills.

  • Time

    Under Half Day

  • Price Range

    $1,000 - $2,500

  • Easy/Moderate

    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.

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