Before & After: Cassity Steps Up Her Staircase

published Mar 5, 2013
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(Image credit: Apartment Therapy)

A staircase in the entry was a selling point for Cassity, but the builder basic quality left much to be desired. She decided to make the steps worthy of their prime location. Check out the results:

(Image credit: Apartment Therapy)

From Cassity:

Having a staircase in our entry was one of the features I liked about our new house, but the builder grade finishes, worn carpet and cramped entry really bothered me. I decided to take matters into my own hands one day and pulled up a corner of the carpet, only to be greatly disappointed by the layers of plaster, huge gaps on the edges, and the fact that they just used structural lumber instead of nice stair treads. But since we love a challenge we decided to try to update it anyway.

We reused almost 90% of the stairs, keeping the budget under $150 for the whole transformation, although the work was pretty involved to fix all the issues we found! Looking back it was worth every second, to get the transformation that we did!

For more photos and details, check out Cassity’s blog, Remodelaholic.

Thanks, Cassity!

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(Images: Remodelaholic)