Before and After: Basement Stairs

The basement stairwell of this house had seen better days, and it was time to patch up some holes, add a railing and give the steps a rich new finish.

Before: Patching Staircase Walls

Our first job was to repair and paint the stairway. There was a lot of damage to smooth out in the stairwell to get ready for painting.

With the wall fixed up, a railing was installed for added safety.

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You should always have a handrail in your stairwell, so we’ve installed one here.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Step 3: Staining the Stairs

Finally, we taped up all the walls to protect our hard work, and gave the steps a rich new finish.

Like the result? Check out what we were able to do for another homeowner’s stairwell with some paint and a carpet runner, and don’t forget to take a look at our service list for halls and stairways if you’d like to know what we’ll do for your stairwell!

Before and After: Carpeted Stair Runner

Wooden floors are beautiful, but wooden stairs can be slippery and dangerous. Adding a carpet runner is an easy way to add comfort and safety to your home.

First, we’ll sand down the steps so they can be primed and painted.

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Plain wooden stairs, ready for a makeover.

Now, this plush carpet runner will ensure that these stairs are safer and nicer on the feet, and the new paint job will ensure it stays beautiful for a long time!

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After: Painted and Carpet Installed

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Instead of steep and slippery, it’s the comfort of carpet.

Here are some other examples of what Odd Job has done for our clients’ halls, stairways and landings. Be sure to check out our service list for hallways and stairs, and remember, it only takes a minute to book an Odd Job handyman!

Before and After: Repairing Drywall in a Flooded Basement

Basement flooding not only ruins whatever belongings you might have stored downstairs, but it also can cause rot and decay in the drywall, insulation and wood that make up the walls. That’s what we found inside the walls at this house when we came to replace the drywall of a guest bedroom.

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Gutting the mould and rot from the basement bedroom walls.

Fully Insulated Walls

The walls have been repair, insulated, and taped back up. Ready for drywalling.

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Floor cleaned up and good as new.

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The seam is invisible where we repaired the lower half of these walls. Painted and trimmed out.

Check out more photos of our basement adventures, and take a look at our service list for basements and garages. Fill out our online “book-a-handyman” form and we will help you with all of your downstairs projects.

Before and After: A Room is Born

Wondering if you can squeeze an extra room out of that sunny landing? That’s what one of our clients thought when he called Odd Job about creating a new wall and doorway on the second floor.

This space is perfect for a small office or hobby room – all it needs is a bit of privacy.

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Before: An Open Space

Here, we’ve hung all the studs to frame out the new wall and entryway.

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Framed out the wall with a new doorway.

The glass in this door will still allow light into the hall, but now there’s a bit more privacy and functionality to this space.

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Privacy acheived with this new wall and door.

There are other ways we might help you repair or refresh your halls and common rooms. Book us today!