There are so many ways to update stairs — take up the carpet, use a runner, paint, restain, replace the railing, build a new banister/newel post, add fabric, to name a few — but not all of them are FUN like Erin’s stairs are now. For kids or kids at heart… just add a slide to your stairs!
See more fun basement rec room and play room ideas here — and here’s Erin with the details of her stair slide:
DIY Stair Slide
by Erin of Décor Allure
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Hello, DIYers! My name is Erin from Décor Allure. I’m a full-time mom of six kids, active in my church’s women’s group, avid decorator and world’s worst blogger ( I really just do it to share our projects with friends, family and any curious diy-ers like us.) My amazing and handy engineer husband loves to help me find ways to make our home beautiful, but totally unique.
One of the fun projects we did together in our last house in Chicago, was finishing our basement (with a crazy tube slide) HERE. We also recently finished off an attic space in our current Houston home that includes a two-story climbing passage HERE. We also added a built-in bench in our eating nook HERE that I’ve always wanted to do on one of our homes and this one was the perfect set up for one!
Today, I want to share how we added a slide to our stairs (since everyone was so sad to leave the slide in our last house!) It was actually a pretty easy project. We dreamed up all kinds of different ways we could do it, but ended up with just doing a fairly simple, but sturdy design. Our stairs were wider than usual so we knew we had room to add the slide and still have room to walk up and down the stairs (there is still 27″ next to the slide.) We also didn’t have a wall right in front of you when you get to the bottom of the stairs (we have 5 feet of space before that corner! There is more space for landing than the pictures show.) Finally, we wanted it to be easily removable for when we needed to move furniture.
How We Made Our Stair Slide:
It is an absolute hit with both the kids and the adults! We’re so glad we did it! Thanks for letting us share it with you!
Erin, this is SO fun! Thank you so much for sharing!
Remodelaholics, Erin might call herself the world’s worst blogger, but I guarantee you are going to want to check out her stuff at Decor Allure! Amazing projects, like her previous basement remodel with the other slide she mentioned, plus this cool built-in bookshelf and a swing! And this attic playroom which has a climbing platform tower to get to it — enclosed in an empty wall in the entryway. Seriously so cool!
Lorene has been behind the scenes here at Remodelaholic for more than a decade! She believes that planning projects and actually completing them are two different hobbies, but that doesn't stop her from planning at least a dozen projects at any given time. She spends her free time creating memories with her husband and 5 kids, traveling as far as she can afford, and partaking of books in any form available.