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Top 100 Stairs Projects

  1. 1. Install Stairway Carpet Runner (02:58)

    Here's how to dress up stairs and make them safer with a carpet runner.

  2. 2. How to Paint a Staircase

    DIY Network shows you how to add bright color and pattern to a staircase. It is a wonderful way to bring style and attention to a narro...

  3. 3. Installing a Carpet Runner (01:00)

    A carpet runner can protect your hardwood stairs and your family.

  4. 4. Renovating an Older Staircase

    Adding a new skirt board and refinishing the antique Mission handrail put new life back into this antique original.

    Time:
    Several Weekends
    Cost:
    $500 - $1,000
    Difficulty:
    Hard
  5. 5. How to Build a Customized Baby Gate

    The DIY to the Rescue crew shows how to build custom safety gates for interior stairs.

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  6. 6. Access Unused Attic Space

    The DIY to the Rescue crew teaches you how to build stairs to access unused attic space.

    Time:
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    Cost:
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    Difficulty:
    Moderate
  7. 7. How To Repair Concrete Steps

    Learn how to fix a crumbling concrete step.

    Time:
    Weekend
    Cost:
    $100 - $250
    Difficulty:
    Moderate to Hard
  8. 8. How to Remove Overhead Joists and Build Staircase Landings

    Host Karl Champley and homeowner Don Lighter work to remove overhead joists safely before building new staircase landings.

    Time:
    Under Half Day
    Cost:
    $100 - $250
    Difficulty:
    Moderate
  9. 9. Staircase Rebuild Overview (03:49)

    The process of measuring and constructing a staircase is demystified.

  10. 10. 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...

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    Cost:
    $50 - $100
    Difficulty:
    Easy
  11. 11. How to Install a Cable-and-Rail Framing System

    Weekend Handyman host Paul Ryan demonstrates how to install a metal cable-and-rail framing system after removing an old knee wall.

    Time:
    Several Weekends
    Cost:
    $2,500 - $5,000
    Difficulty:
    Hard
  12. 12. How to Build Simple Stairs

    Stairs are the number-one way to get from one level of a building to another. Fortunately, they’re simple to install with these b...

    Time:
    Day
    Cost:
    $100 - $250
    Difficulty:
    Moderate to Hard
  13. 13. How to Build Brick and Paver Stairs

    Learn how to build outdoor steps in a sloped area using bricks and patio pavers.

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  14. 14. A Screw Grows in Brooklyn (04:49)

    Palanca refurbishes a wooden staircase. Johnny D. deals with a project fiasco.

  15. 15. How To Build Flagstone Stairs

    Learn how to add character to a backyard with a flagstone staircase.

    Time:
    Several Weekends
    Cost:
    $5,000 - $10,000
    Difficulty:
    Hard
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