Better Renovations: Staircase, Before

The staircase to the second floor is basic and functions. Eventually, for aesthetic reasons and enhanced structural integrity, there are some fundamental ideas I was tossing around, which are listed below:
  • New carpeting (carpeting of some form is important because of potential slipperiness in inclimate weather) - the stuff we have is badly stained and inconsistent with patches of carpet on second floor (see post on the upstairs hallway)
  • Down the road, I think it's safe to say we'll need a new railing (have seen a full railing made from a single, long trunk of a dead tree that was treated and sanded down - hmmmm)
  • General sanding and refinishing/dyeing


Nicole Caldwell

Nicole Caldwell is a self-taught environmentalist, green-living savant and sustainability educator with more than a decade of professional writing experience. She is also the co-founder of Better Farm and president of betterArts. Nicole’s work has been featured in Mother Earth News, Reader’s Digest, Time Out New York, and many other publications. Her first book, Better: The Everyday Art of Sustainable Living, is due out this July through New Society Publishers.