I don't get Nicole's criticism of the stairs and rails that were put in. The Texas Boys and John and Whitney both put in stainless steel railings and yet Nicole only criticized John and Whitney's. I didn't realize the original treads/steps were some kind of stone/peddle step. I thought it was dirty carpet. If they don't feel good on a bare foot I would replace them.
Just a bit of a side bar: If any of us viewers could get free flooring put in,a free front door, free basic railings for out stairs and access to free furniture and lighting I think a lot of viewers could put together a really great room if all we had to do was clean up, repair some drywall, and paint the walls. Just saying.