On my numerous daily walks up and down the stairs, shaggy carpet fibers between my toes, I would daydream of elegant hardwood treads, clean white risers, and straight black balusters. Thanks to Lowe’s Canada, my dreams have become a reality!
The project started with an in-home consultation from a member of the Lowe’s contractor network who listened to my ideas and looked at my inspiration photos, offering suggestions on materials and design that would suit my particular layout. The meeting was friendly and insightful, and left me feeling confident and excited about my design! The contractor followed up with some renderings and photos of the products, and once approved we were off to the races!
The installation process began quickly, with the carpet torn out (yay!) and the existing tread nosing removed to accommodate the beautiful new maple treads. Since our stairs are a not a standard width, the new treads had to be custom sourced and cut.
We wanted our stairs to match our hardwood floors as closely as possible, so we purchased a few different stain options and tested them on the backside of one of the treads - Special Walnut was the winner! The risers were painted in the same Antique White colour as the walls throughout our house.
Once the treads and posts were stained and coated with a few coats of Polycrilic in a matte finish, the installation could begin!
Working with Lowe’s Canada and its contractor network made the entire renovation process comfortable and stress-free. Their knowledge, expertise and guidance was instrumental in bringing my vision to life, and I couldn’t be happier with the results!
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