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Top 100 Stairs Projects

  1. 1. How to Expand a Trapdoor for Installing Stairs

    Begin a trapdoor construction process by framing out the trapdoor opening to make space for the stairs. These step-by-step instructions...

    Time:
    Day
    Cost:
    $250 - $500
    Difficulty:
    Moderate
  2. 2. How to Revamp a Front Step

    The front of your house is the face it presents to the world. Your steps should do it justice!

    Time:
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    Cost:
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    Difficulty:
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  3. 3. Stairway Installation (03:24)

    Amy Wynn Pastor helps a homeowner build a set of exterior stairs.

  4. 4. How to Install a Banister

    Install a banister in your home with these step by step instructions — be sure to check with your local building codes for the ba...

    Time:
    --
    Cost:
    $50 - $100
    Difficulty:
    Easy
  5. 5. How To Repair Concrete Steps

    Learn how to fix a crumbling concrete step.

    Time:
    Weekend
    Cost:
    $100 - $250
    Difficulty:
    Moderate to Hard
  6. 6. 7 Staircases Painted to Perfection

    DIY Network shows you how to paint your staircase for an easy way to personalize your space.

  7. 7. Tips for Flooring and Stairs

    DIY Network offers a variety of tips for installing and maintaining your floors and stairs.

  8. 8. How to Install Trapdoor Stairs

    These basic step-by-step instructions demonstrate how to frame a trapdoor opening and install stairs leading into the attic.

    Time:
    Day
    Cost:
    $250 - $500
    Difficulty:
    Moderate
  9. 9. How to Find Space Under Stairs

    Host Karl Champley shows you how to put the wasted space under a staircase to use.

    Time:
    Under Half Day
    Cost:
    $1 - $50
    Difficulty:
    Easy to Moderate
  10. 10. How to Install an Attic Ladder

    Attics can offer an excellent storage location, but attics sometimes don't come with easy access. Learn how to install an attic ladder ...

    Time:
    Day
    Cost:
    $100 - $250
    Difficulty:
    Easy to Moderate
  11. 11. 8 Notable Non-Entry Staircases

    DIY Network shares ideas for incorporating a staircase into bedrooms, kitchens, basements and recreational areas.

  12. 12. Building a Stairway Landing (01:14)

    Build the landing for the stairs with these in-depth instructions.

  13. 13. Design and Demolition (00:06:33)

    Learn a great way to take advantage of the space under the stairs.

  14. 14. How to Create Attic Storage

    These instructions demonstrate how to add more storage space in an unused attic by installing pull-down stairs and plywood flooring.

    Time:
    Several Weekends
    Cost:
    $100 - $250
    Difficulty:
    Moderate
  15. 15. Staircase Construction (02:52)

    Home improvement expert Karl Champley vlogs about building a staircase.

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