I know nothing about construction practices so I am here to ask for a little brainstorming - or at least some ideas. We’ve lived in this house for 21 years now without a handrail on these stairs which is used a lot daily. Both of us being crippled up - should have been done years ago.
I had some basic unfinished handrail and brackets delivered yesterday - just jump in and see if I can make it work.
The issue is at the top of the stairs on the right in the pic. I either have to put in a separate rail piece at the top on the painted part or figure out some type of offset. I would much rather have a continuous rail to the top but may be impossible. The offset from the stair side below and the painted part is around 5.5”. I looked online and found some offset handrail brackets but they are a 3” standoff.
Any ideas on how to make up that offset or should I just put up a separate section of rail on the painted wall section.