Railings and Bars for Safety's Sake

Add a little help to get around your house by installing or replacing handrails and railings and grab bars in the bathtub and shower stall.

By Gene And Katie Hamilton

Home Tech

Sometimes getting around the house can be difficult but you can be assured of safe footing if there’s something you can hold onto. That’s the location for an aid like a railing or grab bar on a wall or on a staircase where you may need help.

Learn what's involved in the projects and compare the cost of doing it yourself with hiring a contractor to install these helpful and necessary aids.

Inside Your Home

REPLACE A STAIR RAILING ON A LANDING

INSTALL A HAND RAIL ON A WALL

INSTALL A GRAB BAR

INSTALL A SHELF GRAB BAR

Outside Your Home

REPLACE A DECK RAILING

INSTALL AN IRON RAILING

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