I had been looking for a grab bar for my short hallway steps for months. Most of what I saw was very institutional or bathroom oriented and when I priced having one custom made, the cost was prohibitive. This grab bar fit our need perfectly. It is just the right size for the hallway area by the steps. The style and appearance are decorative and fit in with other oil bronzed handles and knobs around the house. I am very pleased with price and appearance.