Instead of closing off the lower level from the top floor, the architecture left portions of the room open. This upper hall's railing looks down into the living area, contributing to the home's overall airy feeling.
Bamboo stair railing was replaced with modern metal and wood railing for a fresh, streamlined look. Wood paneled ceilings now don a fresh coat of white paint to brighten the space by reflecting natural light.
Black steel pickets contrast with the pressure-treated pine selected for a set of stairs extending from a screened back porch to the yard. Innovative Construction, based in Roswell, Ga., designed the outdoor living space and stairs.