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Staircase Makeover Ideas

Staircase Makeover Ideas by Coyle Carpet One, Madison, WI

Staircase Makeover Ideas ||  If you’re on a budget, and let’s face it, most of us are, you’re probably remodeling your home room by room. But there’s one non-room area of your home that could benefit from a flooring makeover – your staircase. If you have stairs in your house – whether they’re tall, narrow, wide, or curvy – they can easily be turned into a beautiful statement with a little makeover.

4 Staircase Makeover Ideas

staircase makeover idea: carpet on stairs


Carpeted staircases are great for reducing sound and protecting little ones as they venture up the stairs, but they don’t need to be boring. Patterns and textures can be used to enhance the appeal of your stairs. You can even combine two different carpets to create a border along the side. Carpeting your stairs calls for a professional. Making sure patterns line up can be tricky, so this is one makeover you’ll want to sit back and watch instead of doing it yourself.

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staircase makeover idea: wood or vinyl on stairs

Wood or Luxury Vinyl

If you have carpet and want a different look or want to update your staircase, choosing a hard surface flooring product is a great option. From carpet to wood, your first step should be hiring a professional. You’ll be working with small pieces for both the tread and the riser, and calculating how much square footage is required may be challenging. Wood and Luxury Vinyl staircases are simple and beautiful and highlight the architectural features of your home.

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carpet runner on staircase

Wood or Luxury Vinyl with a Carpet Runner

If you already have hard surface stairs and are looking to add some softness and design, adding a runner could be just the option you’re looking for. Adding a runner is one of the simpler possibilities for making over your staircase flooring and can drastically change the look of your stairs. Runners can be made by binding the edges of the broadloom carpet for a custom look.

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tile installed on staircase


Durable and customizable, tile can be a great choice for stairs! Use tile on a staircase or just the risers for a stylish accent. Installing tile is challenging, so hiring a professional may be the best option.

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Other Ways to Makeover a Staircase

In addition to new flooring, there are other ways to remodel your staircase.

  • Swapping out banisters or adding a fresh coat of paint can drastically change the look of your stairs. Be sure to use durable paint for the handrails to ensure your makeover stands the test of time.
  • Painting the walls surrounding your staircase will help spotlight this non-room in your home. Just be cautious before taking on this project — it may lead to painting hallways and rooms to avoid awkward transitions.
  • Perhaps the easiest way to complete a staircase makeover is to add some décor. Photos and paintings hung along the staircase make the space feel more like a part of the home.

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