I got caught up in my wifes hype, telling me ofcourse I can do it.
What I should have done is worked harder, made more dough, and hired a contractor to do all the work.
I spent this week ripping down molding and today ripped down part of a wall.
I went too far, it was mad fun using a sawzall destroying walls, problem is, its my wall, and I went too far.
Before I call in a contractor, Im going to see if anyone here can offer me any advice how to repair the nonsense I did.
The wall had bars(wooden bars, from the 70s, and my wife wanted them down, and the wall opened)The floors are all being ripped out, carpet is being ripped, were leaving it all now while we were going to paint so we didnt have to worry about drop clothes and mess. Besides, Ive stained the floors the past 2 weeks, leaving the wrong stuff piled there.
So, heres the staircase going up to the attic bedrooms.
My idea at this point is to put a short handrail from the one mounted up on the wall, Im sure it can be seen in one picture, and put a post near the bottom of the stairs and put in a couple of ballisters, but now the stairs are exposed on the bottom, I think I need to put up a wall all the stairs and match it to the existing wall. I dont know, I dont know anything about this stuff. Take a look, take a laugh, and take advice, if you live in a 60 year old house, dont take anything down off the walls to the first layer, its very scary.
I want to be upfront here. I can afford to hire a contractor and do the work, but my entire life Ive never done much with any place Ive lived at. My wife and kids think because I can make a box I can add an extension to my home,(they love me, I dont know why), so I really want to build something in my own home besides a table that I can say and feel good about. Even if I try to sheetrock and put up a home made handrail and ballisters, if itsa disaster, I can rip it out and call in the pros.
Alan, you around, take a look, tod?(thats a closet under the stairs, accessable in the hallway)