Stair railings come in all shapes and sizes. But a simple Google search can easily overwhelm you with options.
To solve this problem, we’ve compiled a list of our top kits to help inspire you.
The 10 Best Stair Railing Kits in 2023
Stairs are a simple concept, but who says that stair railings have to be simple too? If you’re in the market for a new stair railing kit, look no further than our complete guide.
There are plenty of complete stair kits online, where you can order everything from balusters to newel posts, stair treads, and stair handrails.
Order all your stair parts separately or opt for a complete kit. If the limitless online options feel overwhelming, don’t worry.
We’ve narrowed down the best stair railings and staircase kits available. Read on and get ready to give your home a whole new look.
1. Arke Phoenix 55-in x 10-ft Black Spiral Staircase Kit
Create your own custom staircase to access a loft or storage space with this all-in-one kit from Lowes. For $2,860, it includes 12 beech wood treads, a landing, a center pole, sound spindles, and hardware.
The flexible wood-effect vinyl handrail sections are included as well. You can opt for clockwise or counter-clockwise installation for straight, round, or mezzanine applications. The result is a completely custom looking design for any interior.
2. DeckoRail 8 ft. Aluminum Pressure-Treated Southern Yellow Pine Deck Rail Kit
Black aluminum balusters offer a high-end look with southern yellow pine. Wood stair components are pressure treated for long life and kiln-dried after treatment.
This DIY project is easy to install and ready to be customized with stain or paint. Reviewers love the value and ease of installation with an expensive look for only $101.
3. StairSupplies Cable Railing Kits
StairSupplies offers everything you need in aluminum or stainless steel cable railing systems. The sleek and modern design is an on-trend alternative railing on decks and stairs.
StairSupplies components are made from marine-grade stainless steel for optimal corrosion resistance.
Meanwhile, durable wiring is sturdy enough to securely hold your stair and rails. Build your project to create a stair railing kit that’s completely personalized to your needs.
4. Mastercraft 8-Step Craftsman Gunstock Poplar Finish Staircase with Treads and Risers
Purchase this complete staircase kit from Menards and you’ll have a completely custom looking staircase for $1,139. Components are crafted from attractive gunstock poplar.
The kit includes wood handrails, newel, and baluster as well as treads and risers. The high-quality wood construction is beautiful and long-lasting with a durable finish.
Although it’s not included, you can purchase a bottom skirt board for a more complete look.
5. Home Depot 6010 1 ft. Unfinished Red Oak Stair Hand Rail
If you simply need to replace a damaged stair rail in your home or are crafting new millwork on your own, Home Depot has the components.
This simple but elegant unfinished red oak stair hand rail can be finished to match other stair parts or home decor.
For $6.47 per linear foot, you can buy only as much as you need. This can also be primed or stained to enhance the grain.
Handy DIYers say this wood railing looks great, especially when stained and coated with polyurethane.
6. L.J. Smith Stair Systems 44-in Oil-Rubbed Bronze Wrought Iron Classic Stair Baluster
For a classic staircase, use these ornamental — but functional — wrought iron balusters.
Available at home improvement stores like Lowes for $20 each, these balusters have an oil-rubbed bronze finish for a rich look.
The hammered-edge pole features two ovular designs for style. You can trim the baluster from the bottom to your desired length.
Match with Creative Stair Parts and balusters to create a unique stairway.
7. Mastercraft® 12-Step Modern Square Stainless Steel and Unfinished Oak Staircase with Treads and Risers
This urban Mastercraft staircase has everything you need to create a trendy-industrial look. Unfinished oak wood stair treads are paired with round stainless steel for a stylish industrial look.
The kit includes square stainless steel newel and balusters, treads and rises, and all necessary hardware and handrail brackets for $940.
You can add an optional bottom skirt board for an extra fee. Leave the handrail unfinished, or it’s ready to be stained or painted.
8. DOLLE Rome 9.5-ft Grey with Wood Treads Modular Staircase Kit
Give your home a contemporary look with a modular staircase. This urban design is great for interior use in confined areas.
There are multiple angle installations, so it fits practically any space. Staircase railing features solid beech wood with reinforced by steel wire cables.
The company does stipulate that users should contact area building inspectors for any question about local building code. Reviewers say it is easy to install and works great in a space where normal stairs won’t fit.
9. Aress B52 Anodized 8 ft. Aluminum Handrail Stair Kit
Add a safety handrail to any indoor or outdoor space with this anodized aluminum railing. It features long durability and easy maintenance with great durability.
For just $136, the kit comes with one eight-foot handrail, four mounting brackets, two handrail end covers, and all necessary screws. It is test approved building code compliant for exterior and interior use.
10. The Iron Shop Houston 42-in x 10.25-ft Black Spiral Staircase Kit
Give your home an upscale look with this interior spiral staircase kit. These stairs can go through a wall opening or off of the side of a loft or balcony. For $2,196, this model works from 7-ft. 4-in. to 10-ft. 3-in.
You can make a staircase up to 12-ft. 8-in. with the purchase of additional stair risers.
This kit includes smooth-plate steel treads, square spindles-heavy wall tubing, a landing rail, center pole, and hardware.
You can purchase a balcony rail and level rail separately.
All components are made in the USA. DIY installation with the help of the included step-by-step DVD. Reviewers love the look and durability.
They note that the stairs are narrow, which makes them great for small spaces.
At the same time, they might not be as easy to navigate if you are overweight due to the small width.
Which Stair Railing Will You Buy?
When shopping for stair railings, there are an overwhelming number of options. Fortunately, our complete guide makes it easy to see various styles and pick one you’ll love.
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