When we included brand-new floor covering in our 1970’s house remodel, it made the leading cellar stairway taller than the others. See exactly how we conveniently as well as rapidly increased the stairway footsteps to take care of the unequal actions as well as remedy the surge of the stairs.
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Taking Care Of Unequal Staircase Actions by Raising Staircase Treads
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As I pointed out in the cellar remodel upgrade, our cellar stairways were unequal after we included brand-new floor covering in the upstairs. The lower stairway was additionally much shorter than the others to start with.
This could be an old-house remodel peculiarity that some individuals would certainly simply select to shrug as well as cope with, however I wished to repair it! #youmightberemodelaholic
Below’s what the stairways resembled in the last video clip upgrade:
Our leading stairway had to do with 2 inches taller, as well as the lower stairway had to do with 2 inches much shorter, so we required to upgrade the surge of the stairways to make good also actions.
After some idea as well as preparation, we created a simple as well as reasonably fast means to do it! So right here’s what they appear like currently:
Keep In Mind that we are placing rug on the stairways, so this stairway step solution really did not require to be rather given that it will certainly be covered by the rug.
Preparation for the Staircase Remodel
We had actually currently eliminated all the old rug, to make sure that was done prior to I began dealing with the stairway remodel.
Raising the actions additionally suggested that we required to get rid of the hand rails, given that it was currently 2 ″ as well reduced. I eliminated that as well as covered all the openings.
We’re mosting likely to redecorate the initial hand rails to match the now-visible open light beams in the cellar ceiling prior to re-installing with brand-new equipment, given that the old equipment was damaging.
Exactly How to Quickly Increase Staircase Treads Without Getting Rid Of the Old Footstep
As opposed to demoing the old stairs or getting rid of the initial footsteps, I simply constructed brand-new footsteps exactly on top.
If you view the remodel upgrade from a pair weeks earlier, you can in fact see the initial step currently done!
- I cut the old stairway step to the exact same deepness as the stairway riser. We removed regarding 1 1/4 ″ utilizing a round saw.
- I layered 2 items of 7/16 ″ OSB, reduced to fit the stairway, as well as glued as well as screwed those with each other as well as to the old cut step.
- After that I included the brand-new bullnose 1 ″ timber stairway step on the top, as well as glued as well as screwed it in position.
These brand-new stairway footsteps are STRONG!
Relying on the elevation you require to include in cancel the elevations of your stairway actions, you may not require all the layers that I did.
What did it set you back?
A couple of sheets of OSB (plus what I currently carried hand) price $75-100, as well as each stairway step was around $10 So our 13 stairways set you back around $130 for footsteps. Grand overall around $250 in products.
What’s Following in our Cellar Remodel
We’re mosting likely to sand as well as paint to end up all the wall surfaces as well as end up the lights prior to we obtain the rug mounted.
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