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Last Updated: 23rd Jul 2024

How much does it cost to update a staircase?

The mid- or high end of the price range is for a complete overhaul of a standard staircase. The average price for new treads and risers is between $1,800 and $2,500. Balusters are usually priced between $1,200 and $1,600. A complete renovation that includes treads, risers and balusters can cost anywhere from $4,000 to $8,000.

Can I make a change to my staircase?

You can't replace a staircase as often as you can a kitchen. It's so important that it should be considered a permanent part of your home. There are simple upgrades that you can make to your staircase that will not cost as much and are easier than buying a new one.

What is the cost of repairing wood stairs? Repair of Stairs Costs: The repair cost for stairs ranges from $4.50 to $8 per sq. foot, depending on the material used, expert's time and fittings. The cost to replace the handrail is $30-$45 per linear foot. Repairing stairs and railings costs $634 on average, or between $307 to $997.

How do you make a staircase more modern?

Five ways you can update your stairs with a limited budget

  1. Change the banisters. You can replace the banisters with modern balusters or ranch-style wood railings to completely transform the appearance of your stairs.
  2. Open-plan.
  3. Display the timber.
  4. Grab your paintbrush.
  5. Carpeted the area.

How can you renovate an old staircase?


  1. Take out any nails that are sticking out.
  2. Repair any damaged landings or stairs.
  3. Use the orbital sander to sand the treads using 60 grit sandpaper. This will bring the wood back to its natural state.
  4. Vacuum in between sandings.
  5. Use a block sander for those hard-to-reach corners