How Much Does it Cost to Remodel a Staircase in 2020? (And Other Common Stair Case Questions)

When you think about renovation projects, you ‘re probably thinking about renovating an outdated kitchen or bathroom. But more obscure areas of the home, including your stairs, can easily date or cheapen your home-even if the rest of the space has been upgraded.

 Renovation of the stairs may involve replacing all or some of the components of the stairs, refining existing wood or a combination of replacement and refining. The scale of the project depends on the condition of the stairs and the look you want, but the ultimate goal is to enhance and refresh one of the most noticeable features of your home.


Cost to Remove and Replace Staircase

The cost of demolishing old stairs is between $300 and $2,000. The price varies depending on the type of material and construction. While it might seem fun to demolish the stairs yourself, you’re supposed to put down the sledgehammer. In fact, the professionals disassemble the stairs more than break them to pieces. It takes a lot of time to make sure your house isn’t damaged.


Cost to Move Stairs

You ‘re going to need a contractor to move the stairs. Relocation costs anywhere from $45 to $85 per hour. Stair installation alone would take about 8 hours for two carpenters; it could take 12 or more hours to move the stairs. This would have cost $720 to $2,040.

 Moving the stairs is a process, but one that opens up living space and transforms your home. The hourly rates of the contractor depend on their experience, the demand for their work, and the state in which you live.


Cost to Paint a Stairwell

The stairwell is the area and the walls surrounding the stairs. Painting the stairwell cost between $350 and $450. The size and complexity of your stairwell will determine your price.

But painting your stairwell is not your only option. You can re-engineer your staircase by giving it a fresh coat of paint, which is $590 in average. With all its corners, nooks, and crannies, painting the stairs takes longer and then costs more.


Custom Staircase Remodel Cost

Custom stairs could cost anywhere from $2,000 to $30,000, or more depending on the project. There’s no limit to customizing your stairs, from ornate newels to modern floating tracks.

 Buying custom stairs is at least $1,000 to $2,000, but this often doesn’t include railings or posts. Adding these features plus paying for installation costs $3,000 to $4,000 in total. Remember, the more customized your stairs, the more you pay — some custom projects run up to $40,000.


Makeover Options

Staircase changes may involve replacing some or all of the following:

Treads and risers – Treads are the part of the stair that you step on, and risers are the pieces of wood that make up the back of the stairs.
Handrails – The railings that you hold onto when using the stairs.
Balusters – Decorative pieces that help to support the handrails. These can be made of several materials, including wood or iron. If you have the treads replaced, you’ll also have to replace the balusters.
Shoes – Small pieces that are attached to the bottom (and sometimes the top) of balusters to disguise the hole that’s cut for balusters.
Newel posts – The large posts that support the handrail. Newel posts tend to be fairly spaced apart with several balusters in between.


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