Sole plate transition

Q: I want to install hard wood flooring in my kitchen. I have a railing and a step into my family room, with a piece of wood at top (that’s in the kitchen). How do you deal with this?

A: It sounds like you are saying that the ballister system is anchored into a sole plate. If you are installing a 3/4 thick floor and that sole plate is 3/4 then you can just run right off that. If it is not that thick you will either have to remove the ballisters or install off of or up to the sole plate and then use a tiny piece of beveled trim to hide the board edge. You will likely need to install a short length of stair nosing across the opening to the step.

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  1. I would want my dream home located on the edge of town close enoguh for delivery or to get to the store quickly but far enoguh out that it is quiet and no nearby neighbors either. I love the town we live in, so I would still want it to be here. The things that I would love most inside my dream home would of course be a walk in closet, a bathtub big enoguh to lay in as I hate that I cannot stretch out in the tub we have now and a kitchen away from the living room, my mom and I love the kitchen but it is right next to the livingroom and we cannot really visit properly with the tv going and the men talking in there. Ooh, and a privacy fence around the back yard!

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