Stairway

16 01 2010

I’m looking for some feedback on what to do for the stairway railing.  Right now, there are just 2 x 4s which the previous owner put in so that the stairway was up to code.  We removed two of them to open up the corner and that’s why it looks a little odd.  I’d like to keep it fairly open, but also don’t want to feel like I might fall through (or Penny because sometimes she gets crazy and runs from upstairs to downstairs over and over again – this is her way of telling you that she wants to play!).  So, here are the steps now:

Some inspiration:

Modern & Metal (horizontal)

From DIYModernDesign

Modern & Metal (vertical)

From The Complete Home Store

Bright & Artistic

From The Lennoxx

Bright & Simple

From DW Partnership

I’m still searching for more ideas, but whatever I do has to be open and airy.  If you have any ideas, let me know!  I’d love for whatever we do to be something we can build/install ourselves.  I’m liking the last two because they are so simple and bright.  but am thinking I could get away with having them spaced farther apart to keep the stairway as open as possible.  Also, I plan to eventually take out the carpet in the living room and do dark wood floor.  I’d like to do the stairs with white risers and dark wood treads/steps.  I think this will leave the steps looking classic and modern.   I’m loving the way the boys over at Project Rowhouse’s stairs turned out!  I’m envisioning something similar at my house.

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2 responses

8 02 2010
Jane

I vote for bright and simple. I think it fits your style and the style of the house the best.

8 02 2010
Janet

How about brushed metal poles at the same spacing as the 2×4’s. Possibly you could use closet poles or drapery rods.

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