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HELP HELP DARK BASEMENT STAIRS

mzosJanuary 23, 2013
A SMALL 26 YEAR OLD RUN DOWN COTTAGE ON A POND
THE BASEMENT LEADS TO FULL BATHROOM AND TWO SMALL BEDROOMS WHICH HAVE SLIDERS TO A TERRACE THAT OVERLOOKS THE POND HOW DO WE MAKE THIS STAIRS LOOK LESS BASEMENT LOOKING AND DARK AND UNINVITING LIGHTS ??? COLORS??? PAINT???? ETC HELP PLEASE HELP A RENOVATION PROJECT WITH MANY NEEDS
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orangecamera
My first quick thoughts are a nicer more substantial banisters (on both sides of the staircase), and an upgraded carpet runner. Treat the staircase the same way you would one that leads from your front entry to upstairs bedrooms. It's not shown in the picture, but you do need good lighting on any staircase. Is there a ceiling fixture at the top? If not, can you put one there?
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susan fenley
A cottage on a pond!! You could rip the runner off, and have fun painting the stairs like a large canvas to suit your whimsy with bright colors. Add a bright, larger banister, and paint ceiling and add lighting.
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Darzy
Yes, brighten the stairs with color and whimsy. Sconce or other lighting would help immensely.
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susan fenley
Search for painted stairs, and you will see Many different styles.
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