I was naive about the cost of stairs, I thought they were like $1000 and even forgot to include it in our original budget. I originally wanted the open style steps that have an iron frame with thick timber steps. Something like that starts at around $15,000. Needless to say I didn’t get what I wanted but we are happy with the result. Also, Brent didn’t want to do this job but I sort of made him. Sorry Brent.
Another oversight I had was that you need to pick out your flooring before you order your stairs. I thought we were going to have oak floors but we ultimately went with Maple. It’s not a huge deal but you can tell the grain difference.
We kept the staircase a natural colour but used finishing wax to seal the raw wood.
Red Oak stairs $4504
Black Iron Balusters $442
Maple Posts and Handrail $1187
*We bought through Home Hardware but they don’t have an online store. We also got a better price than what is listed on Rona.
Colonial Elegance Maple Square Newel Zen – 4” x 44” – Natural, here.
Colonial Elegance Maple “Zen” Half Newel, here.
Colonial Elegance “Zen” Straight baluster for horizontal section, here.
Colonial Elegance “Zen” Stair section straight baluster, here.
Finishing Wax, here.