A rickety old railing: rails too low, starter newel loose, badly needed a complete makeover. After the customer removed the carpet, we started by building a decorative stringer on the outside-wall and installing new faux tread caps and refinished the swell-step (thanks Gabe), all sized to receive a new carpet runner. Next the starter newel post was secured to the floor and we raised the handrail up to code, gel-stained it (along with all the upper balcony railings), and added Gothic style oil-rubbed-bronze steel balusters for a stately design. The wainscot, carpet, and painting were done by other contractors. What a phenomenal new entry foyer! This one the before/after pictures really tell the story.