Two collectors far too frugal to let anything go ran out of room for it all. By happy coincidence, there was a full attic right over their heads, but it was dark, dingy and dangerous.
Of course, being collectors, they had plenty of paint, wiring and scrap lumber to keep the remodel costs low. The new railing made a world of difference in our confidence walking around over the stairwell. The white stairwell brightened and cleaned up a previously spooky entrance.