How To Decorate A Staircase Railing (If You're Me)
“A bed without a quilt is like a sky without stars.” -Author Unknown *** I decided a staircase railing without a quilt is like a sky without stars last week, too. 🙂 Yep. Those babies are way too much fun to live in our closet anymore, and I like how they soften all the hard …
The Circular Economy
According to a recent article in Environmental Leader, "A linear economy, where natural resources are extracted from the ground, made into products and then thrown away at the end of their useful life, is becoming increasingly unsustainable — and expensive for businesses. The solution, accordi
Should You Add a Railing to Your Deck?
If you have an existing deck, or are building a new one, you may be considering if a railing would be beneficial to your space. The answer to that question depends on several factors but railings can really enhance most decks aesthetically and functionally.
10 Creative Staircases
I grew up in a ranch house and always wished for a staircase. I think it had something to do with Father of the Bride and Kimberly Williams on the stairs – when she brings her fiancé home and floats down the stairs wearing a LBD (and then later in her wedding dress). I wanted to float down stairs. Now, my staircase wish comes from an entirely different place. It is just such a fantastic opportunity to make a huge design statement. I…
How To Choose a Circular Saw
How to Replace a Stair Railing
This Old House general contractor Tom Silva shares some tricks for installing a new, sturdy staircase balustrade
Deck Railings Dilemma
Custom Staircase Designs
A custom staircase can be a very important piece to the home building puzzle. Learn why you should buy prebuilt stairs at Stair.com.
How to Turn Railings Into a Style Statement Inside and Out
A designer shares ways to punctuate any space with bold colors, shapes and materials
Deck Railing Ideas? These Are The Top 3 Designs
Railings are an important part of your deck’s design. They provide a safety barrier against people falling and injuring themselves. The word “railings” is used to describe an entire system that’s comprised of rail caps (most commonly a hand rail), posts, balusters/panels/cables, and sometimes a bottom rail In this article, we will be discussing the advantages and disadvantages of 3 different kinds of materials that fill…
DIY Staircase Makeover Ideas
DIY staircase makeover ideas and inspiration! These ideas add personality and fun to your stairs and stair risers. It is impossible to pick a favorite!
Your Top 3 Deck Railing Questions, Answered!
Deck railing can take your outdoor space from okay to outstanding in an instant. The top rail profile and baluster style, along with the color and finish you select, all work together to give your …
How to Build Custom Deck Railings
With the deck floor in place, DIYNetwork.com experts show how to build custom railings using the continuation of deck support posts as mounts for the new railin
How to Photograph Architecture: The Complete Guide
Whether you’re looking to improve your architecture photography or want to give it a shot for the first time, this guide will tell you what you need to know.
35 Cozy Fall Staircase Décor Ideas
Your home needs fall décor both outside and inside – and now it’s time for stairs! We've gathered a bunch of cozy fall staircase decor dieas to help you.
20 Mesmerizing Examples of Spiral Staircase Photography
It's hard to explain why, but there's something so addicting about the perfect shapes of the spiral stairs that it's hard to take your eyes off them. Interestingly, spiral staircases were introduced relatively late into the architecture due to their complex helical structure. Although first examples date back to 5th century BC, it wasn't until the Trajan's Column, erected in Rome in 113 AD, that this…
How to Repair a Rusted Wrought Iron Railing
This Old House general contractor Tom Silva rebuilds a corroded, unsafe railing
How to Install a Metal Railing
Ask This Old House mason Mark McCullough installs a custom metal railing using anchoring cement. Click here to SUBSCRIBE to the official This Old House YouTu...
Open thread: What should Hudson Yards’s staircase be called?
Vessel is no longer, and Thomas Heatherwick’s sculpture is in need of a name
A Guide to Circular Knitting Needles and When to Use Them
Use this guide next time you shop for circular knitting needles and breathe a little easier when you're faced with all the options.