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Monthly Archives: November 2017

St Andrews Day

To celebrate St Andrew’s Day we thought we’d share one of our favourite Scottish staircases. Hidden within the tower of the National Wallace Monument on the Abbey Craig is a spectacular spiral staircase comprising 246 steps. More than just a staircase, the monument which commemorates the 13th Centre Scottish hero William Wallace is home to the 1.6 metre Wallace Sword among other artefacts.

 

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Corporate LiveWire INNOVATION & EXCELLENCE AWARDS: Bespoke Home Improvement Winner!

Innovation and Excellence Award Winner

Best Home Improvement Company – Winner

We are delighted to announce that Abbott-Wade are now a Multi-Award Winning family business. We have always been pioneers in the staircase installation and renovation sector, a feat which has been recognised at the Corporate LiveWire Innovation & Excellence Awards where we were announced as the Winners in the Bespoke Home Improvement Category.

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Staircase Stories

Whether in a terrace or a town house, a mansion or a maisonette – every stairwell and every staircase has it’s own unique story. Abbott-Wade have been collecting some of these stories on our travels around the country; finding out out the reasons for transformations, the history and inspiration of staircases in homes just like yours.

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Staircase Stories: Mr & Mrs Currie, Liverpool

The Currie family were looking for a truly bespoke feature staircase with flowing curved lines. With the help of designer Janet Stephens and the team at Abbott-Wade, sweeping walnut rails with sleek white spindles were the perfect solution.
“The follow up service to ensure everything was perfect was excellent with very fine attention to detail.
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Carpeting your stairs

Carpeting your staircase

 

Of course, carpets aren’t about aesthetics, they soften noise from the stairs which are a high-traffic area of the home and add additional comfort and warmth underfoot. At Abbott Wade, we understand that choosing the right style of carpet for your home is like buying an item of clothing – it’s all about what suits your style and needs. It must also be in keeping with the character of your home. There are also other pragmatic considerations for when you’re choosing a carpet. For example, do you opt for a thick and luxuriously soft carpet or a more hard wearing material like sisal or coir which is more corse in texture? Lighter cream and whites are great for making a stairway feel brighter but have the downside of showing up dirt and stains on the stairs – which is bound to happen given the high levels of through-traffic in this part of the home.

What is right for one home is not right for another, but how do you know what the right choice is? One tip is simply to take a look at what other homeowners have chosen to do and try to reflect on whether the same ideas will transfer to your home. You will see ideas you like – equally you’ll see ideas which you don’t. This is also useful as it will help you to remove certain styles from the equation. Similarly, you may have an idea in your mind but be surprised by something you see which changes your perspective in a positive or negative way.

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