This is a very elegant staircase. Designed to take up very little space in your house. Made for floors 2-25/32" inches between the top of the ground floor and the top of the 2nd floor. It can be sanded or cut if needed to be slightly shorter or you can own your own landing if needed to be slightly taller. Railings for all sides come in the kit but depending on your house configuration they may not all be needed. This is a typical staircase you would find in older homes as well as modern contemporary homes.