DIY Staircase Ideas

Staircases are both functional and focus pieces in your home so it's important that they shine. How do you know what railing is right for you? Allow Hometalk to help. Here you'll find inspiration for the perfect staircase for your home. Browse our slideshows to spark your creativity. Got a question? Get it answered. We've got you covered.

Top Projects for Staircases

Check out the top staircase projects Hometalk has to offer.

Staircase Videos

Watch a step by step instructional video to get you started on your staircase.

DIY Shiplap-Staircase Organization Bench (VIDEO)

How to build an organization bench with a shiplap wall!

Farmhouse Staircase With Chalk Paint®

For this project, the staircase, my husband told me to hire a company instead of trying to do this ourselves. We decided a professional was needed to ensure we have a quality job and that we’re up to code in our home. The company we hired to build and install the staircase was fantastic. They gave us the option to demo the old staircase ourselves and they provided tips on what needed to be demoed. Everything was totally up-front. The company didn’t stain or paint the wood and they didn’t pretend they did. They knew what they offered and their quote reflected that. Having an installer took care of the hard laborious parts but left the fun things to me (painting). This gave me the ability to paint everything exactly as I was envisioning, while also saving a bundle. Painting the newels and handrails is not difficult but it is time-consuming. It was particularly time-consuming because I was working toward a very specific look while also accenting the farmhouse feel we were already building.

Transform Your Staircase in Just 2 Hours!

An easy project to change your boring white stair's kick plate or front into something out of a magazine. You're neighbors will be so envious!!Watch the video below to see what it looks like now!

How to Refinish a Railing That Will Last

Our home was built in the late 90’s and it screamed 90’s! It just felt so sterile with the white tile everywhere and an over abundance of yellow maple cabinetry and woodwork! Updating the railing was a game changer in bringing this home into the current century! Using the right products and techniques will result in a finish that will last for years to come.

New Staircas Projects

Take a moment to see what's trending in staircases today and update your home.

Browse Staircase Projects

Refinishing Staircase Banisters!! A Complete Makeover!!
We made steps from decorative concrete Blocks.
Transform Your Staircase in Just 2 Hours!
How to Build Cinder Block Steps
Removed Old Nasty Carpet From Stairs
Stair Makeover With Paint and a Runner
How to Paint a Staircase Black and White With All the Details!
Staircase Makeover
Basement Stair Makeover
DIY Shiplap-Staircase Organization Bench (VIDEO)
Under the Stairs Book Nook #30dayflip
How I Painted a Faux Rug on Our Front Steps
Stair Case Black and White
Floating Staircase
Stairwell Redo
Paper Sack Stairs
Sharpie Shiplap Stairs
A Stair Case Make Over That Was Easy
Under Stair Reading Nook
DIY Front Porch Railing Replacement Project
Remodel Your Stairs Under $80!!
Weekend Project – Installing New Stair Treads
Before & After Staircase Transformation
How to Refresh and Add Style to Your Stairs for Only $30
Steps to an Unfinished Attic Part 2 The Finished Product.
Marilyn Monroe Staircase
Carpeted Stair Nightmare
Farmhouse Staircase With Chalk Paint®
DIY Chevron Painted Stairs
How I Made My Basement Steps Look Like a MILLION Bucks!
Timber Garden Stairs/Steps
How to Install Faux Stone on a Inside Wall
DIY Renovate Baseboards Quickly and Economically With Vinyl Sticker
Amazing DIY Backyard Transformation on a Tiny Budget
Give A Tired Staircase A Budget-Friendly Refresh
Updated Stairs
How To Transform Your Stairs From Boring To Alluring
DIY Make Your Painted Staircase Look Like Real Wood Again
Interior Stairs Makeover
Carpet Runner Install
Stair Railing Remodel
Updating My Deck Part One: New Wide Stairs With a View!
6 Up and Coming Flooring Trends to Look for in 2015
How to Build a Half Wall at Top of Staircase
Stairs Renovation
Staircase Makeover
DIY Scrapbook Paper Stairs Makeover
Quick and Easy Stair Makeover
How to Refinish a Railing That Will Last
We Have STAIRS and They Are Finally Finished!
Turning the Stairway Into a Work of Unexpected Art...
Dark Chocolate Painted Staircase Makeover
Staircase Makeover
How to Remove Carpet and Paint Your Stairs
Easily Add Details to Stair Risers
MakeOver Steps With Chalk Paint and a Sponge
Staircase From Ho-Hum to OMG!