Next-Level Staircase Makeovers

Dani Caruso
By Dani Caruso

Warning: this article may convince you to embark on a mission to upgrade your own stairwell. Why’s that, you ask? Because the transformation can be fairly easy to complete, budget-friendly, and will instantly update your home. Such a minor investment will provide a huge return in the long-run, as it adds to the property’s value. Tearing out carpet is easier than you’d think, just remember to remove all the staples, and painting the steps is easier thank you may think! Take tips from the bloggers below and your home will be elevated in no time.

Image: A Carrie’d Affair Blog


These photos are proof that a single home improvement project can greatly change the look of a home for the better. Sand & Sisal ripped out the stained carpeting, painted over the steps and banister, and installed a DIY seagrass runner.



These steps went from worn and torn to chic and inviting in this transformation by A Carrie’d Affair. To achieve this modern look, she removed the carpet, sanded, and inserted custom-cut slats into a herringbone design. And guess what? It only cost $75.



A carpet-covered set of steps that’s surely taken a beating over the years received a total makeover in two days from Designer Trapped. The freshly-painted, numbered steps completely changed the vibe in her entryway.



Modernizing your home doesn’t necessarily mean losing classic charm, just look at this job by Seaside Sundays. It could cost thousands of dollars to have a professional do it, but this project only cost 100 bucks. 



After a few courses of sanding and staining, and the addition of some molding, Kate from Centsational Style transformed her dated foyer into a grand entryway!

Dani Caruso
By Dani Caruso
Dani is House One’s assistant editor. As a Norwalk, CT native, Dani graduated from UConn with a BA in Digital Media and Design. This millennial longs for the days of All That, Tamagotchis, and Dunkaroos. When she’s not working, she’s hanging outdoors, playing with her dogs, or watching makeup tutorials on YouTube.

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