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Old 03-28-2017, 10:56 PM   #1
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I have an old thread on the other side of this project, but all my linked pictures got messed up when Google shut down PicasaWeb. So we'll start fresh here with the basement side.

Original thread: http://www.diychatroom.com/f49/ongoi...ircase-352754/
Original linked photos: https://goo.gl/photos/rGVJrTBWSiYHARJu6

Several years ago we flipped our staircase around using the same opening through the floor, and that allowed us to remove a landing with a sharp turn, and have the bottom stair end in the middle of the house and allow for stuff to be brought in through the front door and go straight down the stairs. The first part of completion was to seal it off and make it safe, and gain a lot of storage with a new closet.



The second part was to replace a 24" door (formerly the closet) at the top of the new stairs with a 32" and fill in flooring pieces, where I made the top tread with nose piece.





The third and final part of the project was to fill in and repair all drywall and add a handrail. This involved extending a wall across the basement to close off a utility room, moving lights, and finishing inside drywall corners on the ceiling that were formerly unfinished and covered with crown molding. Pics start with the handrail in progress and end with the finished product.







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And some quick before and after. I'll use the oldest and newest pics and skip the in between because there's a lot of in between...



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And here's one of the ceiling. Our house is a BOCA style modular, and one of the ways they save money is to drywall the ceiling completely under the bottom of the trusses and then build the interior walls underneath the textured ceiling. Drives me crazy, so every room we've redone I've used painting as an excuse to get rid of the cheap crown molding and prove my drywall mudding skill to my wife. This shot shows the big improvement. I hate the textured ceilings, but I hate the printed vinyl coated crap trim even more. Inside the stairway is new and clean, outside there adjacent to the living room is not a current project on our list :p

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Looks good. Nice, clean, detailed work.
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You're a DIY'er?

That's some impressive work, even for a pro. Well done!


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Thanks! Yes to being a DIYer, although I do have around 10 years working for a general contractor who also owned a custom cabinet shop. My wife hates that I will never hire anything done, because I never rush a job, but usually she likes the results :p.

I currently am self employed with my own computer business for the last 13 years. My wife is an interior designer and works in a kitchen and bath sales office for a small hardware store where we get a good discount. Everything helps.
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Oh, and that general contractor I worked for 13 years ago? He lives about 1 1/2 miles from me with a shop I still have access to whenever I want. So I don't have to buy my own planer, sander, panel saw, etc.
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I just saw this post. Great job on this staircase.
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Looks great so far.
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