A Stairway Transformed: After

Who: Dana P.
Where: Galveston, TX

In order to make use of the 500 square feet of attic space, we had to design and build a new staircase. We wanted it to look as if it were original to the house. First we lifted a massive beam 11½ feet into place in the living room ceiling to stabilize the second floor. Then we set about scavenging for newel posts and railings. No one we have shown the house to can believe the staircase didn't come with the house.

Who did the work: We did all the work ourselves.
Cost: $100-$500

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