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Stair update traditional staircase
 

Stair update

While the basic elements of the original stairs remain the same the addition of a window and built-in bookcase as well as a new paint job give these stairs a nice makeover.
Renovation/Addition. Rob Karosis Photography
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njorgensen wrote:
What is the depth of this bookcase?
   Comment   March 11, 2014
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This bookcase is 10 inches deep.
March 24, 2014 at 5:34pm   
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annemorrissey wrote:
I love the floor. What kind of timber is it? Thanks.
     Comment   November 9, 2013
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The floor in the foreground of this image is oak, the floor in the kitchen (through the opening) is wide plank pine.
December 31, 2013 at 12:17pm   
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tnsxtc
Love the stairs. can you tell me the paint color and company?
January 6, 2014 at 5:15am   
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pbcw2000 wrote:
Railing questions - I love this railing. Can you tell me the company that carries the newel? Also, are the balusters 1" or 1 1/4"?
   Comment   September 18, 2013
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Sorry, this part of the house was a renovation and we didn't have anything to do with newels or baluster other than painting. The balusters are 1 inch square rotated 45 degrees.
October 7, 2013 at 9:47am   
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janis38 wrote:
Is the paint high-gloss enamel, or semi-gloss? How many coats?
   Comment   July 15, 2013
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jmegli
What brand and color are the walls?
November 22, 2013 at 5:45pm   
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The finish on the treads are an alkyd satin. The paint on the walls is from the Donald Kaufman Collection by Pratt & Lambert.
November 25, 2013 at 6:29am   
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thewiz69 wrote:
Is the handrail painted or is it stained wood?
   Comment   January 31, 2013
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Handrail is stained wood.
February 1, 2013 at 6:21am     
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7768 wrote:
stairs - What type of covering is on the stairs and landing?
   Comment   September 6, 2012
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Hello,
The stair treads and landing are painted. I believe that is Benjamin Moore's 1565 Mount Saint Anne.
Hope that helps!
September 10, 2012 at 7:13am     
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mitchriggs wrote:
Is there a type of paint to use on the tread, or run, of the stairs that wears better?
   Comment   February 27, 2012
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tippyo
what paint color are the stair treads?
September 30, 2012 at 9:25am   
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Our paint schedule says that this is DKC-64 from the Donald Kaufman Collection in a Latex Eggshell finish. You might want to order chips since some colors were changed in the field. Good luck!
June 5, 2013 at 4:32pm     
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mpwilkinson wrote:
Can you please tell me about the window/door trim? Thank you.
   Comment   February 21, 2012
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ginawalker
Like this!
March 20, 2012 at 6:08am   
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Becky Anderson wrote:
I NEED to know where this rug came from?????
     Comment   January 8, 2012
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tammylottero
Were you able to find the rug?
January 29, 2013 at 12:35pm   
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igarcia
www.rugsoftheworld.com has a similar rug in stock
February 21, 2014 at 6:42pm   
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java123 wrote:
Wondering what the paint color on walls is?
     Comment   December 5, 2011
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Hello,
The paint on these walls are from the Donald Kaufman Color collection (by Pratt & Lambert). The color is DKC-27, Latex Eggshell. The trim is DK-5, Alkyd Satin.
Hope that helps!
December 7, 2011 at 6:59am     
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Thank you!
December 7, 2011 at 9:21am   
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What Houzz contributors are saying:

The staircase received a makeover, with a new larger window installed to let in the light and a much-needed bookshelf to take advantage of the thick wall.Click here to check out this space before
Danyelle Mathews added this to Help Your Stair Landing Take Off
Optimize your space. If you have the budget, skill and space to add a built-in shelving unit, do it. You will love having the extra room to store things.
Kristie Barnett, The Decorologist added this to Mood Makers: Boost Your Home's Usefulness and Beauty
Even the bottom of a staircase can be more functional when shelving is installed. Cookbooks, along with baskets for holding crafts and supplies, can be stored here for easy access.

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