I have been slowly remodleing my home. such as moving a couple walls, completley guting rooms. My last project was our upstairs bathroom. Now its on to the stairs. and im very stumped on how to do this project. I have to tear them all out no matter what cause it has a carpet on it that is glued to it and the woodworking has alot of brush stoke stain / paint look. i will try to set a visual. If you look from the side of the stairs you can see the stairs on witch you step on. I want to make it so you can't see the steps from the side, so pretty much wanna raise the wall up a little and still be able to a very nice railling on it. can anyone help me out on how to do this project? dont really want to call a contractor unless i really need to.