Replace half wall staircase with railing and baluaters

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Riya_s99
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Replace half wall staircase with railing and baluaters

Post by Riya_s99 » Wed Jun 26, 2019 7:54 pm

Hi I just almost bought a house but the staircase is half wall on one side and ruining the aesthetic of the space. Can it be cut and replaced with railing and balusters easily? What would the approx cost be?
The builder offers the railing option but the previous owner did not take it :(
Desperately looking for some advice.
Sharing pics of current wall and go to railing option.
URGENT as I don't want to buy this house if this cannot be done :(
Thanks!
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Re: Replace half wall staircase with railing and baluaters

Post by A. Spruce » Wed Jun 26, 2019 8:06 pm

Railings are an art form that are a massive PITA if you don't have extreme patience and attention to detail, along with very high problem solving and craftsman skills. Having said that, cutting the wall down and adding railings can be done easily enough, however, I wouldn't rate this as a DIY type project unless you have the skills and tools for the job.

As for cost, doing it yourself, probably less than $3000, hiring it done you're probably $6500-ish. The biggest thing to keep in mind here is locally available materials, craftsmen, and local rates for both.
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Re: Replace half wall staircase with railing and baluaters

Post by Shannon » Thu Jun 27, 2019 6:25 am

Yup I Agree. This is really not a DIY job unless you have some experience.
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