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How Hard Is It To Build Stairs - If you're a do-it-yourselfer and you've built similar projects like a barn, minor structural repairs or even built a wall, this will bring you back to level 8, for difficulty. It's not easy to build a set of stairs, without instructions.

Stairs, Stairwells, Carpet, Tiles and Timber Flooring - Rule number one, any flooring materials that surround your staircase should be durable. All flooring areas leading towards the stairway and even the stairway itself will be high traffic area. These areas will be used often as people walk to and from the stairway, up the stairway and into the hallways upstairs.

How To Make Your Stairs Get Stares - It all has to do with the design of the staircase and the surrounding area. If I built a stairway and then covered it up the steps with any old carpeting and painted the handrailing, it might look okay, but it's rarely going to get a second glance.

Building Wood Stairs - Even though building a set of wood stairs isn't as easy to do as most people think, it's not rocket science either. If you know how to multiply and divide, there's a good chance that building wood stairs could be in your future.

Working with Your Contractor - Before you even hire a stairway construction expert, make sure that you understand who's going to be doing the work. Most contractors sell the job and meet with the clients before any of the construction, remodeling or building ever takes place.

How To Make Use Of That Space Under Your Stairs - There are plenty of things that you can do with the space under your stairs. How to make use of that space under your stairs however, could present us with a challenging opportunity. Let's see if we can help you, by providing you with a few simple remodeling ideas

Stop Damage to Carpeted Stairs - About the only way you're going to stop damage to carpeted stairs, will be to tell everyone that you know, never to walk up and down your stairs, ever again. Now that we got that out of the way, let's try to figure out a couple of ways to reduce the amount of damage, to your stairway flooring.

Staircases and Lighting - Before we get started, I would like to mention a few things about stairs, staircases and lighting. It's dangerous to walk up and down stairs in the dark and it's always a good idea to have lots of lighting.

Using Steel For A Stair Handrail - Thinking about using steel for a stair handrail. There are a lot of benefits for using steel. It is stronger than most construction building products available. Steel has been used for about every building construction application through out the twentieth century including stair handrailing. 1/8/2008

Building Stairs With Recycled Concrete - What a great idea using your old side walk or driveway to build a nice stairway for your front or back yard. Using the old concrete instead of sending it to the landfill. Wow talk about earth friendly. Who would have thought that using recycled concrete would create a beautiful center piece in your landscaping plans.

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