The New Railing on the Stairs is Done!

You guys, it’s finally DONE. We finally finished the staircase/new railing!! And it looks SO dang good. I can’t get over how different this space looks now–it’s 100% more open and bright without that huge wall in the way. The before and after photos are crazzzzzzzy. I can’t wait to show you!! Here’s how it looked before:

This is the door that went down to our basement. As you can see here, with the door open it barely cleared the wall in the hallway. It was a super tight space. I knew opening this wall up with be a total game changer. So last July we started the very slow process of doing just that. It took so long, but it was worth it. Here’s a progress photo:

We thought they’d need to leave a post for support, but thankfully the contractor we hired to removed this section of wall was able to take it out completely! Here’s how it looks now:

SO crazy, right?! This is the exact same view and it just blows my mind. Removing that section of wall was a total game changer. It totally transformed this space and made it look so much bigger!

As with most projects, the domino effect was in full force with this one. Once we removed that wall, we realized we’d need a new railing for the upper section to match the railing on the new opened up wall. Tons of people on IG recommended View Rail, so that’s where we had our new railing made. We sent them all the measurements and they manufactured this amazing railing. The installation process was definitely not as easy as we hoped, but in the end it was worth all the effort! Plus doing it through View Rail is more budget friendly than hiring a contractor to do the whole thing.

This is by far one of my favorite projects to date. It made such a huge difference. I’d love to hear what you think!

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The Comments

  • Tracy
    January 5, 2023

    Love it!!! Yes total transformation! Thanks for sharing as always! Great inspiration! 💕

  • Sarah
    January 5, 2023

    Love, love, love! Yes, it totally opens up the space! The black with the wood tones feels so clean calming.

  • Whitney
    January 5, 2023

    I really like this Sarah! Glad you’re back posting again from your break! Looking forward to some more podcasts!

    • Whitney
      > Whitney
      January 5, 2023

      Also please keep posting and podcasting Spiritual things as you have done. They have helped me and probably more people than you know. I pray God blesses you and your family in this new year and that God will move as you need in your life!
      God Loves you and all that read this blog as well!
      Serve Jesus to anyone who reads this that doesn’t serve Him already! HE LOVES YOU!

  • Whitney
    January 5, 2023

    Also please keep posting and podcasting Spiritual things as you have done. They have helped me and probably more people than you know. I pray God blesses you and your family in this new year and that God will move as you need in your life!
    God Loves you and all that read this blog as well!
    Serve Jesus to anyone who reads this that doesn’t serve Him already! HE LOVES YOU!

  • Sara
    January 5, 2023

    It looks amazing! Great job! I love seeing your doggie too!

  • Barbara
    January 7, 2023

    Love this transformation! Looks so much more open. Those railings are so cool. Hope you and your family have an amazing 2023!

    • Sarah
      > Barbara
      January 11, 2023

      such a crazy change, right?! I love it too. Thank you Barbara!

  • Wendy
    November 6, 2023

    Are you able to link the exact items you chose from view rail? Or include a screenshot? Love the look!!