garrjenn

90's Oak Staircase Design Dilemma

garrjenn
last month

Thoughts on how to update our staircase, via a DIY? We first took the carpet off, put wood on the treads (to match the floor), and painted the risers white. It still feels heavy. Some options we've thought about are painting the balusters (which are side mounted, so that may not work), putting in metal side mounted balusters, or replacing with horizontal cables. But, keeping the oak banisters. Do you think any of these will work, have any other ideas, or is it ultimately going to still look outdated.


This was what it looked like when we bought it...




With some updates...



With some of the balusters temporarily removed, just to see if it helps...



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