This post does not go along with my whole "simply living theme" BUT it was something that had to be done according to laws and code! It was a little pricey but our house is our baby and we pour so much love into it, we figured if we were going to get new stairs, we might as well go all out!
Our house was built in 1984. At that time the code for the distance between each bar on the banister of the stairs was 8 inches, then in the 90's they changed the law to 6 inches and now the new law is 4 inches. Somehow, our house passed inspection with 11 inch gaps between each bar on the staircase. NOT SAFE!