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Why Replacing Your Stairway Beats Refinishing Them

Many homeowners face the dilemma of whether to refinish their existing stairways or opt for a complete replacement. A coat of paint, replacing a few treads or just adding an updated banister may seem cheaper and easier, but when you consider the options and pricing of a brand-new stairway, you may change your mind. In this blog post, we’ll quickly cover the main reasons why choosing a full replacement with custom railings is the superior choice. Embrace the opportunity to create a stunning, unique centerpiece for your home, tailored to your taste and needs.

1. A Solid Foundation for Your Style:

Refinishing: Refinishing might seem like a cost-effective solution, but it’s like painting over cracks — the underlying issues remain. Structural problems, wear, or outdated designs persist, detracting from the aesthetic appeal you desire.

Replacement with Custom Railings: Choosing replacement provides an opportunity for a fresh start. You can address any structural concerns, ensuring your new stairway is built on a solid foundation. All of the custom railings at Ar2 are crafted with precision, guaranteeing both beauty and stability. Investing in a sturdy base ensures your stairway stands the test of time, both functionally and aesthetically.

2. Material Diversity:

Refinishing: Refinishing limits your material options. If you are looking for an open concept, you may not be able to anchor glass railings into the current space without ripping up portions of the existing structure. This can increase your refinishing costs to the point where complete replacement makes more financial sense.

Replacement with Custom Railings: A complete replacement opens a world of material possibilities. From classic wood to modern glass, or a fusion of materials, custom railings allow you to choose the perfect blend. AR2 can provide the variety of options that allow you to match your stairway to your home’s overall design, ensuring a cohesive and harmonious aesthetic.

3. Tailored to Your Vision:

Refinishing: Refinishing often means working around existing features, constraining your design options. Achieving a truly unique and personalized look is nearly impossible when limited by current layout constraints.

Replacement with Custom Railings: Choosing custom railings provides the freedom to craft a stairway that reflects your vision. Every detail, from the shape of the balusters to the type of wood, metal, glass, or cabling used, can be tailored to your preferences. The result is a staircase that seamlessly integrates into your home, expressing your individuality and enhancing your living space.

When it comes to transforming your stairway, the choice is clear: replacement with custom railings offers unparalleled advantages. By investing in a new staircase, you’re not just enhancing your home; you’re creating a masterpiece that embodies your style and taste. Don’t settle for outdated designs or temporary fixes. Embrace the opportunity to elevate your home with a custom solution, tailored exclusively for you. Experience the transformative power of custom railings and turn your stairway into a work of art that truly defines your home.

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At AR2, your safety is our top concern. Our team of experts are dedicated to transforming your space and completing your project on time and within budget, while exceeding your expectations. We are confident that we can provide you with the best possible service and product.  Contact us today to discuss your custom stairway and railing needs.