Install a stair hand railing
A carpenter will charge $61 to install a standard 10-foot-long hardwood handrail in a straight staircase using brass rail brackets fastened to the wall. This includes the material and labor. You can buy the materials for $40 and do it yourself, assuming you have carpentry skills and tools. You'll need a stud finder to locate the brackets, a carpenter's level to lay out the rail's position on the wall, an electric drill to install the brackets, and a miter saw if the rail requires cutting.
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Pro Cost -- DIY Cost -- Pro time -- DIY Time -- DIY Savings -- Percent Saved
$61 -- $40 -- 1.8 -- 3.5 -- $21 -- 34 Percent