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5  Budget Friendly Staircase Upcycles

5  Budget Friendly Staircase Upcycles

Upcycling your staircase on a budget can give your home a fresh facelift without breaking the bank. Here are five DIY low-cost staircase upcycle ideas, including the “Ole Iron Slides” adjustable iron rail system from Carolina Stair Supply. 

1. Staircase Stencil 

If you want to add a unique touch to your stairs, consider using a stencil. Stencils are inexpensive and come in various designs. You can paint a repeating pattern or a single design on each riser (though it might take a bit of time) to create a unique and personalized look. 

2. DIY Staircase Runner

Instead of purchasing an expensive staircase runner, create your own using a durable and affordable fabric. Attach the fabric to the stairs using carpet tape or adhesive for a beautiful and textured appearance to the staircase.

3. Ole Iron Slides Rail System

As mentioned, the Ole Iron Slides rail system from Carolina Stair Supply is a cost-effective way to transform your staircase. Install these adjustable iron balusters to give your staircase a stylish look without the need for cutting or complicated angle drilling. This budget-friendly DIY upgrade can make a significant difference in the appearance of your staircase.

4. Painted Stair Risers and Treads

One of the easiest and most affordable DIYs to update your staircase is by simply painting the stair risers and treads. If your staircase is looking outdated and dreary, choose a color that compliments your home’s decor. Use painter’s tape to create clean lines, and sand off any previous finishings. A fresh coat of paint can instantly brighten up your staircase. 

5. Decorative Balusters

The vertical rods that lend support to your staircase handrail, whether referred to as balusters, banisters, pickets, rods, or spindles, are undeniably the most noticeable feature of your staircase. Swapping out these pieces for more decorative ones can transform the entire look of your staircase. You can find beautiful iron and wood balusters of every style at Carolina Stair Supply. A low-cost upgrade would be to paint or stain your existing balusters. Don’t worry if any of your balusters are broken or damaged; Carolina Stair can custom replicate it for you. 

Remember that safety should always be a top priority when working on your staircase. Make sure that any DIY projects are up to par with local building codes. With a bit of time, creativity, and help from Carolina Stair Supply, you can give your staircase a budget-friendly makeover that enhances the overall look of your home right in time for the holiday season.