Whether this really is a cookie cutter house, I don't know, it doesn't matter. I do know that I lived in a suburban subdivision house that had this same stairway, like every other house in the neighborhood. For those suffering with cookie cutter house elements, there are ways to customize. Here's a staircase upgrade that will make your head spin. DIY Superwoman, Centsational Girl, obviously versed in a higher design aesthetic, patiently and painstakingly converted her uneventful staircase into a decorators' showhouse caliber work of pure craftsmanship and good taste.