We have made some great progress on some updates to our home. Today, I wanted to share some before and after photos of our staircase makeover. Before I begin, here are a few other things we have done to upgrade our house so far.
- Living Room Makeover Reveal
- Front Door Makeover Before and After
- Half Bathroom Makeover Before and After
- Dining Room Makeover Reveal
- Our Outdoor Home Makeover
- Brick Mantel Makeover
- Our Cement Floors After
- Guest Room Paint Makeover
- Patio Before and After
OK that was a longer list than I anticipated! Geesh! Anyway, we wanted to get rid of the carpet on the stairs and all of the upstairs. We decided on replacing it with hardwood. Here are the stairs before. They were brown and white. Nice, but I feel is a little outdated, especially with our cement floors.
To save some money, we kept the existing handrails and just painted them black. You can see some of the progress photos of this staircase here. This is the first floor. We chose a pewter ash color.
We decided on 6” molding on the landing to match the rest of the molding downstairs.
This is the view from the second floor.
This is the hallway upstairs.
I loved how it turned out. We chose a hardwood with a 30 year warranty as well. I also noticed that I keep it much cleaner than I did when it was carpet because you can see the dog hair and dust. BUT that is fine by me… better actually.