Youtube Finishing Basement Stairs. For detailed options and pros cons check out the article on best basement flooring options. The bottom stair tread is technically not all there.
If you plan to drywall the slant under your stairs you need a place to attach the sheetrock. Step 2 clean the staircase. A do it yourself guide replacing basement stairs may not be your first choice of a diy task but sometimes it s a necessary home repair project.
For the purpose of this post i will consider a roughly framed stairway that i would like to finish with carpet and a wall mounted handrail.
Place a drop cloth on the basement floor in front of and around the staircase. Just like any other part of your house whether it s your hvac unit or roof the stairs will eventually wear out and need to be replaced or refinished. We waited on finishing the walls since we weren t sure how it was all going to work out when the stairs got finished. Place a drop cloth on the basement floor in front of and around the staircase.