Don’t put off dealing with a wobbly stair railing, especially if you have kids in the house. “A stair railing should resist a force of about 200 pounds,” says Frank Lesh, owner of Home Sweet Home Inspection Company in Indian Head Park, Ill. “A little movement is normal, but if it shakes just by touching it, you’ve got a problem.” You may be able to tighten the railing’s attachment to the wall yourself if it’s short, but a long railing or one with a balcony will likely require the attention of a pro.
Black railings contrast beautifully with the glass banisters and hardwood stairs of this custom staircase. Large windows behind the stairs fill the room with natural light during the day, and pendant lights hanging form the tall ceilings provide light at night.
Large wood beams cross over the high, open ceiling space in this staircase. Above the beams, wood planks form a sunburst design on the ceiling. The chandelier hanging above matches the wrought iron banister
Faux taxidermy adds a whimsical touch to the foyer of this traditional Brooklyn townhouse. Dark stain on moldings and doors complement the traditional architecture, and soft gray walls carry through to the home's interior.