I'm happy to report that the stair and hallway renovation is complete! I could not be more happy with the results.
If you are new to the blog, this was the "before" picture. The second floor of this house was converted from an attic several years ago. The flight of stairs was super narrow, the lack of over head lighting made it very dark and overall it felt very much like a tunnel.
This was my inspiration picture for the design. Very clean, bright and charming.
We were SO excited when construction began back in September. Here are some progress shots during the demo process.
I was immediately in love with our decision to move forward with this change once the stairs were installed. The openness makes such a major impact. No more "attic-y" feel!
We packed up the boys and moved out of the house for a weekend for them to sand off the water base finish and properly apply the oil based finish. Much better!
I chose a dark espresso wood finish for the stair railing and cap of the baluster which was inspired by my inspiration picture. I think it adds an extra charming detail.
The addition of four new recessed lights makes a world of difference - don't you think?!
And my favorite part - the "Before and After" shots!