I know it is difficult to suggest something for this railing without seeing it. Maybe if I explain that the 8'tall spindles in the living room also are about 7' in length. I really would like to keep the small banister leading up the stairway, but I need to do something with these large spindles to update the look of the house. I thought about cutting them down in size and maybe adding a top handrail to make another banister the length the spindles are running now. Does anyone have any suggestions on this idea?