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The best staircase ideas on a budget

The best staircase ideas on a budget

The excitement of changing the look of your staircase is one that is hard to match in the world of interior design. After all, it’s the central hub of your home, used every day and often the first thing visitors see when they walk through the door. With this in mind, creating your ultimate staircase design is something that often takes much deliberation and consideration. But what if you don’t have the time – or budget – to make a staircase similar to the finest you see with a Google search or on Grand Designs?

Such is the versatility of the staircase from a design perspective, a smaller budget needn’t be a stumbling block. You can still produce a fantastic stair case without burning a hole in your pocket.

Don’t believe us? Here at Abbott-Wade we have compiled some of the most efficient and best looking ways to transform your staircase – without using up all your savings.

Why replace when you can renovate?

Many people fall into the trap of presuming that improving the look of your staircase requires replacing it completely. Although this is an option, a staircase renovation may be more to your taste. When people look to switch up their staircase design ideas, very rarely do they want to change the layout or structure of their staircase.

A renovation can encompass many potential avenues, each saving you money compared to a full replacement. For example, you can opt for a different leading material for your staircase, by switching your wooden spindles for a glass balustrade. You could also add a feature step to the list of your staircase ideas, adding a new dimension to your stairway and giving it an entirely new feel.

If you would like more inspiration on the plethora of staircase renovation options out there, be sure to check out our dedicated page.

Considered carpet?

Some money saving changes are so obvious they can completely slip your mind. But by adding new carpet to your stairs, you can dramatically change their appearance without breaking the bank. It doesn’t cost anything to rip up existing carpet and it requires only limited DIY nous, so this can be achieved in no time. The limited carpet and underlay you would need to cover your staircase will not eat into your budget too much, allowing you to choose from a wide range of colours and styles to fit with your staircase design ideas perfectly.

Carpeted stairs are a safe bet for a stylish, well furnished option. They are also ideal if you are expecting to have young children running up and down them regularly, providing a comfortable and safe solution compared to a hardwood floor.

A lick of paint could do the trick!

Lastly, one of the most popular ways of creating your ultimate staircase is to add some paint into the mix (literally)! Such is the variety on offer when it comes to shades of paint, it is easy to find a colour that will give your staircase the new lease of life it needs. Perhaps you want to add a subtle hue to your staircase or go the whole hog and paint over your spindles, newel posts, treads, risers and handrails in a bold shade – the choice is yours! A trip to your local DIY store will provide you with the paint you need to kit out your staircase in any way you see fit.

Get in touch today

Has this blog post given you ideas on how to transform the look of your staircase on a tight budget? If so, we’re glad to hear it! If you’d like to benefit from one of our many staircase renovation ideas or one of your own, then be sure to contact us at Abbott-Wade. We are able to provide one of the best value for money services in the North West. So, no matter how low your budget may be, it is worth getting in touch with us today.

Give us a ring on 01744 634 422 or email us at info@abbottwade.co.uk to be put through to one of our experts. You can also request a brochure to check out our staircase ideas for yourself by filling in our online form, we will also give you a FREE quote on whatever you have in mind initially.

Staircase renovation ideas

Creative ideas to kickstart your staircase renovation

The staircase is arguably the most important part of a multi storey building, so making sure it is the perfect fit for your preferences is a must! The most common reasons behind the urge for a staircase renovation is if a home owner has recently moved into a new residency, and wants to switch up an old staircase that is not of their taste. Or perhaps you have lived in the same place for a while and want to turn your staircase into something more contemporary. Regardless of the motives behind your staircase redesign, it is always an exciting process that can bring your ideal staircase design ideas to the fore.

Here at Abbott-Wade, we have been providing happy customers with renovations for many years now, so we thought we would share some of our favourites with you so you can perhaps incorporate them into your own staircase design in the future.

Sandblasted glass renovation

Sick and tired of looking at that old, stale staircase that is in dire need of a makeover? Glass staircases are right on trend at the moment, as they are becoming a go to option in many modern homes. Their ability to allow the flow of natural light throughout a building is what has made them so popular, allowing you to benefit from a much brighter space.

But if you’re still feeling a little attached to your existing wooden staircase, let us take over and combine the two! We can install a frosted glass balustrade to replace your existing wooden spindles, so you will be able to keep the handrail and create a smart looking staircase as a result.

Check out more on our dedicated page now.

Feature step renovation

Why should a feature step only be seen in grand old buildings? An increasing number of homeowners are now turning to this unique addition as part of their staircase ideas. It is easy to see why, as it can reveal your personality in abundance. The customisation options available when it comes to feature steps is unrivalled, which is why it is catching the eye of more and more people recently.

As well as providing a fantastic visually appealing aspect to your staircase, a feature step can also provide practical benefits to your staircase design. For example, this addition can allow you the freedom to change the position of your first newel post which can create more room in your downstairs area.

If you’d like to find out more about feature steps, be sure to visit our page on site.

Painted staircase renovation

Many people envisage a staircase renovation as an all-encompassing task that can cause difficulty moving around your own home for weeks on end, but this is simply not the case. What if we told you a renovation can be as straightforward as adding a new coat of paint to your existing wooden staircase?

Moreover, a wooden staircases is still incredibly popular in homes around the world, so we understand if you don’t want to radically change this traditional material. The best course of action to fit your preferences could merely be a change of colourway. Here at Abbott-Wade, our experts are able to provide you with the guidance you need to achieve your ultimate painted staircase.

Take a look at some of our previous work for some inspiration on our website now.

Get in touch with Abbott-Wade

Those are just some of the avenues you could go down if you would like to renovate your staircase, but of course, there are many other options to choose from. Our wide variety of staircase options are available via our website or brochure so you can be well placed to liaise with us about your staircase ideas.

To contact our team, you can give us a call on 01744 634 442 or email us at info@abbottwade.co.uk. You can also fill out our online form and one of our experts will reply as soon as possible.

Staircase railing ideas

Staircase railing ideas from Abbott-Wade

Often, staircases are overlooked in terms of their importance to a building’s interior design. But once you’ve realised how crucial they are in creating your ideal look, you will soon appreciate how a beautiful railing or spindle can be the catalyst of a staircase you just can’t take your eyes off.

Here at Abbott-Wade –  the specialists when it comes to staircase ideas – we feel well placed to present you with some staircase railing design options that may take your fancy. There is a wide range available, so make sure you do your research before entering the minefield that is staircase design ideas! Here are some considerations to make about each of the popular staircase materials…

Wooden staircase railings

Perhaps the most traditional of staircase railings out there, wood is still in demand for those looking for superb spindles for their property. Arguably the most flexible (in terms of design outcomes), they can be easily painted any colour you desire. Maybe a particular shade will complement your walls or carpet? Or a pop of colour will revitalise your living space? Regardless of your end goal, wooden staircase spindles will look the part for years to come!

Spindles usually come in a selection of standard designs, giving you choice between which look you prefer. But if you take a look at our website or brochure, you’ll see the wide range of creative railings we have available to choose from. We’re sure you will find one you think is a must have!

If you already have a design in mind, get in touch with one of our team of experts and we can discuss the possibility of turning your dream into a reality as soon as you’re ready.

Glass staircase railings

Glass staircase panels are becoming commonplace in modern homes that want to capitalise on the natural light benefits that they bring. This clear material allows natural light to flow through your building with ease, giving you that open plan feel that is right on trend when it comes to modern interior design.

A frameless glass balustrade is versatile, as it can be paired with any existing materials and colours to create a standout design that will complement your current décor and never go out of fashion!

It is easy to see why this kind of staircase design is so popular. If you feel like you’d benefit from this variety of railing, then make sure you check out our full range of options on our website now.

Steel staircase railings

Metal can be easily shaped to make creative, unique designs that fit perfectly with your personal preference or the general aesthetic of your home. Although their stronger, more durable make up makes them an ideal choice for commercial and outdoor staircases, they are increasingly popular in homes too.

Their strength means they are the safest material to opt for – perfect if you want the peace of mind that your staircase will be able to hold up and withstand any physical force.

Get in touch with us today

If you would like to find out more about the range of staircase design ideas we offer on site, then be sure to contact us and we will gladly answer any questions you have. Give us a call on 01744 634 442 or drop us an email at info@abbottwade.co.uk and we will get back to you as soon as possible. Alternatively, you can fill out our online form to request a FREE quote or a brochure with each of our amazing designs listed in one place.

 

The advantages of a space saving staircase

The advantages of a space saving staircase

As much as we see the beauty in staircases here at Abbott-Wade, we understand that some people don’t pay much attention to their staircase at all, and usually only use it as a means of reaching a different level of their building. This is where the compact, space saving staircase comes into its own, allowing people to still have a way of ascending or descending between floors, without having to deal with the centre of attention that a larger, grander staircase can often be.

We see the elegance and stylistic benefits of all kinds of staircases, no matter their intentions. And, contrary to popular belief, these kinds of staircases can provide their own form of class, and can be the perfect fit for some modern interior décor choices and general staircase ideas. So if you’ve been on the fence about saving space with your staircase, be sure to read on and you may finally make up your mind!

Takes up very little space

Unsurprisingly, the reason why many people opt for space saving staircases is for that very reason. After all, having a staircase that is much larger and wider than it needs to be can become a hinderance, especially in a smaller home where space to manoeuvre is already at a premium.

They are a convenient option that is popular with those that just want to use the stairs as a way of travel, as opposed to the wide treads, grand handrails and lengthy spindles that can often get in the way.

Minimalist look

Not only do these kinds of staircases “do the job”, but they can also supplement the vibe that you are trying to give off with your overall interior design. More and more in recent times, homeowners are deciding on a simple look for their home, incorporating this into their staircase design. These stripped back staircases perfectly fit with this, giving you the chance to give your home a modern, trendy feel, whilst keeping things straightforward when it comes to furniture.

By implementing a space saving staircase in your home, you can sacrifice this area of your home to focus your design ideas on another area that might benefit from some imagination, leaving your staircase as a place that is plain and tranquil as a result.

A variety of options

Many people think that compact staircases are simply bare pieces of wood that come out from the walls, but this is far from the truth. Did you know that U shape staircases – found in many homes and workplaces up and down the country – class as space saving options? The fact that they elevate “back on themselves” means that they are using a smaller footprint than your standard straight staircase.

If a U shape staircase is more to your preference, then be sure to browse our range on site or get in touch with one of our team and we will gladly discuss more with you.

Save space, save money!

If you are on a tight budget, or would simply prefer to spend more elsewhere, then have you considered saving space staircase as part of your staircase design ideas? Their lack of bells and whistles can dramatically reduce the cost, which is an aspect of planning for a new staircase that is a sticking point for many. If you would like to find out more about how your space saving staircase can save you money, then contact us at Abbott-Wade now and we can plan out your dream staircase today.

Ready for a space saving staircase?

Many people think that space saving staircases struggle to meet building regulations, but, if planned out carefully, you can implement a solution that is safe, sturdy and stylish! If you would like to find out more about these kinds of staircases, or already have an idea in mind, make sure you contact one of our team today and we can get the exciting process started of providing you with the staircase of your dreams.

Give us a call on 01744 634 442 or drop us an email at info@abbottwade.co.uk. You can also fill out our online enquiry form and we will get back to you promply.

Must have spindle ideas for your staircase

Must have spindle ideas for your staircase

Surprisingly, spindles are often an afterthought when people picture their ideal staircase design. But they shouldn’t be! Accounting for much of a staircase’s overall look and feel, they are an important feature.

The truth is, there are so many spindle variations out there it’s impossible to list them all –  but the sheer amount available makes it easy to draw inspiration. There are some important things to consider when it comes to spindles as part of your staircase design ideas that we will highlight in this blog, so you can have a much better idea of which type you should be on the lookout for.

So fear not, we are on hand to help make sense of everything, when the initial staircase design process may start to get a little overwhelming!

What is a spindle and why is it important?

We’re sure you have all seen a spindle before. Near enough all staircases incorporate them, and for good reason! Spindles are the posts situated along the side of the stairs, connecting the base to the handrail at the top. Of course, handrails are a crucial inclusion on any kind of staircase, to ensure there is a way for the person ascending or descending to stabilise themselves if needed.

Without a handrail to grip, the person could lose their footing and potentially fall and injure themselves. Spindles and similarly important. They are needed to ensure that the gap at the side of the stairs is covered, again avoiding someone falling sideways from a potentially great height. So not only do they look the part, but they also have a very important function too.

What kind of spindles are there?

You’ll be pleased to know that there are many spindle solutions out there, so you can perfectly match them up with the rest of your staircase. Whether you have opted for a wooden staircase, or a glass or steel variant, the number of possibilities out there means you are always spoilt for choice!

As with every option, there are pros and cons. If you decide on steel, you will have yourself the strongest material, but it may look out of place in a traditional home. Wood is perhaps the most versatile and is commonplace on many staircases around the world but is much weaker on impact than its steel counterpart.

A glass balustrade may also be an option you explore, to allow natural light to flow freely. The versatility of spindles and balustrades means there is a plethora of ideas to choose from –  you can mix and match or stick to one design.

Get in touch with Abbott-Wade

So will you go for bright and bold, innovative and modern or traditional and classy? The choice is well and truly yours, and here at Abbott-Wade, we are on hand to offer you a professional service from start to finish! That’s right, we will be of assistance during the design process then, once you have found your ideal look, we can install the staircase for you.

We won’t say our goodbyes until we’re sure we’ve done the best job possible.

To get in touch regarding your staircase ideas today, give us a call on 01744 634 442. You can also email us at info@abbottwade.co.uk if this is easier for you or fill out our online form and we will respond as soon as possible.

Open staircase ideas

Open mind = open staircase?

Opening up the home and creating a more fluid living area is something that has boomed in the modern day. No longer do interior design trends focus on one room at a time, as they now look to embrace open plan living to make the home as adaptable as possible. You would be forgiven for thinking that this way of thinking during the design process can’t migrate to the stairs, but you’d be wrong! In fact, there is a very plausible option that means that your staircase can get in on the act.

Open staircases have been steadily rising in popularity over the last decade or so, and it is easy to see why. So what is the reason for this? We hear you ask, and you’re probably wondering how it can benefit your home too, right? Well let the experts at Abbott-Wade talk you through exactly how shifting your focus to an open staircase could indeed open up your mind…

What is an open staircase?

Before we get started on sharing some open staircase ideas, it is important to distinguish what they actually are. The definition is a simple one, and we’re sure you would’ve seen one of these types of staircase before.

Put simply, it is a staircase in which the individual steps (treads) have a gap in between them. Many old fashioned staircases tend to have closed treads, meaning that you have a consistent colour all the way up your staircase. More and more these days, people are realising that open staircases are indeed safe, therefore they can benefit from their excellent ability to improve the design of your home.

What are the benefits of an open plan staircase?

If you’re still on the fence about how an open staircase can revolutionise the look of your home, then have you considered how much light you can now pass through your bottom floor? The space between treads allows light to flow through with ease, meaning that on a warm, light summers day you can achieve the same effect as an open plan kitchen.

This natural light is like gold dust when it comes to making your home a more appealing place to live, so be sure to consider this when mapping out your staircase design ideas.

How can I implement this into my home?

Although an open staircase may appear like a fairly limited addition from a creativity standpoint, you might want to think again! Alongside the benefits of a more spacious setting and natural light, they can be customised to make them fit perfectly with their surroundings.

Perhaps you want an added safety element that avoids the possibility of youngsters falling through? You can install a metal bar between each tread to ensure that the light and open feel isn’t lost in your staircase design. There are also many kinds of staircase shapes that you can opt for that allow for an open element. Perhaps you have a spiral or L shaped staircase that needs a platform in the middle? No bother, the team of experienced professionals at Abbott-Wade can help you combine all the staircase ideas you have.

Contact Abbott-Wade

If you have decided that an open staircase is for you, then what are you waiting for? Get in touch with our friendly team today! We can assist in the design and installation of your staircase, being there with you every step of the way.

Our award winning business has been in operation for 25 years now, and we show no sign of slowing down. Make sure to give one of our experts a call on 01744 634 442 or drop us an email at info@abbottwade.co.uk. You can also fill out our online form for a quick, detailed response.

Creative staircase ideas to use in your home

Creative staircase ideas to use in your home

Multiple national lockdowns have meant that we’re forgiven for becoming slightly bored of being stuck in our homes, with the same old surroundings. All of your home improvement projects were probably done in the first lockdown, right? But have you considered freshening up the look of your staircase and turning it into something more bespoke? This is normally overlooked due to the perceived scale and cost of the job, but it now might be time to consider how you can enhance the appeal of your staircase once and for all.

Below we have listed some staircase design ideas to think about when it comes to switching up the look of your staircase or giving it some added functions so it can become a smart space to help you live an efficient life around the home.

Check out some of our favourite staircase ideas below, you might find one that can change up your living space entirely for the better!

Add storage to your staircase

You can never have too much storage in your home. With a little imagination, you can use your staircase as a way of keeping smaller items hidden from view, allowing it to become even more important to your home. This way of making your staircase multi-functional is popular with those who look to run their home as efficiently as possible… do you fall under this bracket?

Depending on where your staircase is situated, you can close up your treads so they become drawers, keeping easily retrievable items within reach. If this doesn’t sound like your ideal solution, then you can also alter your staircase design to open up the balustrade to become a storage haven for larger items, whilst still performing its duty of keeping you safe when in use.

Make your staircase stand out with unique lighting

Let’s be honest, the staircase deserves a lot of attention. Whether you have a traditional or contemporary design, anyone who sets eyes on your staircase should be in awe. To achieve this affect, why not make it an even more attractive element of your home by giving it lighting that makes it stand out as its own entity?

To perfect this, you can add a strip of LED lights (available from most homeware stores) under each tread to give them each their own unique, eye catching quality. This additional lighting around the area of your stairs is a cheap and effective way of shedding some literal light on a part of the home that can often be cast in the shadows.

Use your staircase to save space

Have you ever heard of a compact staircase? If your home is on the smaller side, or you just feel like you could benefit from a larger area of leisurely activities, then they may be a viable option for you, and you haven’t even realised it!

This can mean simplifying the look of your staircase right down into something that purely “does a job”. This doesn’t put your home at a detriment either, as long as they are safe and a sufficient size for you, then who are we to tell you how you prefer your staircase?

Downsizing your staircase into something more space savvy, or adding a compact staircase to an area that is now in need of one, can be achieved with the help of the team of experts here at Abbott-Wade. Be sure to get in touch with one of our friendly members of staff and we will happily discuss more with you.

Contact Abbott-Wade

Do you feel like you could benefit from a brand new staircase design in your home? Or do you have an idea that you would like to put forward to us for our expert opinion? Whatever your staircase enquiries, we will be happy to help.

Give us a call on 01744 634 442 to speak to one of our experts over the phone or email us at info@abbottwade.co.uk with any detailed questions you have. You can alternatively fill out our online form on our contact us page and we will respond to your message as soon as possible.

Types of timeless wooden staircases to grace your home

Types of timeless wooden staircases to grace your home

When you come across a well maintained wooden staircase that perfectly fits the theme of the building it is in, you’re instantly in awe, right? Of course you are. If given the special status they deserve, these constructions can be a thing of real beauty. Whether the wood is left bare so you can witness its natural grain, or it is painted to perfectly complement surrounding walls and furniture, you’ll be hard pressed to find a staircase finish that excels more than wood!

So, now we’ve done enough talking about the ease with which it can improve the look of your home, lets show you how this staircase design can do just that…

Painted staircase

Choosing to have a wood staircase in your home gives you many options to choose from by way of its finish. Of course, a lick of paint can work wonders, and if you want the colour of your home to be consistent or would like the colour of your stairs to perfectly harmonize with your walls or surrounding furniture, these kind of painted staircases present you with a blank canvas to do so.

At Abbott-Wade, we can do the brainstorming with you, so you can have our expert opinion on what will produce the most timeless look around. However, the appearance of your staircase is entirely at your discretion, so think carefully about what colour you want your painted staircase to be. Once you paint over them, you can never get that original, natural shade back!

Have you thought about your handrail?

When coming up with their ideal staircase design ideas, many people disregard the handrail. This can often be an oversight that hinders your overall product, as the handrail can be the stand out feature of your staircase, if chosen correctly. At Abbott-Wade we have installed many continuous handrails for customers up and down the country, and it is easy to see why they are so popular! They look the part on both traditional and contemporary staircases, giving them a versatility that is not seen with many staircase components.

They allow your staircase to flow seamlessly from one level to another, without making the change in level obvious. This is especially useful if you have a kite winder staircase or want to extend your handrail to the landing so you can use this feature as extra safety when attaching two staircases in the home.

What kind of spindle works for you?

When you think about your ideal staircase ideas, it is inevitable that you will consider spindles.

Spindles can help to give your staircase that uniqueness it deserves. Aside from the obvious difference in materials and colours to choose from, you should also give some thought about what pattern you may like to give your staircase that wow factor that you are looking for.

Abbott-Wade have used their expertise in the staircase industry to provide a variety of spindles to home owners all over England. We even have a selection of these on site so you can see them for yourself, including sleek straight spindles, something a little more asymmetrical with our iD EZ models or a windy option with the full-twist spindles available to look at and draw inspiration from for yourself.

Get in touch with Abbott-Wade

Have you found the perfect wooden staircase design for your home? Or would you like our expert opinion on whether your plans would match up logistically? If so, our award winning business, with over 25 years of experience, will gladly be of assistance. We will be by your side from the initial design stage, right the way through –  providing you with any necessary aftercare once your staircase has been installed.

We truly are your one stop shop when it comes to staircase manufacturers!

To contact us today, give us a call on 01744 634 442 or fill out our online form and we will respond as soon as we can.

Glass staircase ideas to transform your home

Glass staircase ideas to transform your home

If you take any interest in what modern staircase design ideas entail, then we are sure you would have noticed that glass has boomed in popularity over recent years. This spike in intrigue from modern homeowners has caused a great buzz in the staircase industry. People are finding more and more creative ways to incorporate glass into their staircase design, so we are sure that this design is here for the foreseeable.

Here at Abbott-Wade, we have been asked to create and install many different kinds of glass staircase for our customers! As a result, we feel that we are well placed to give you some things to think about before you go full steam ahead on the glass staircase of your dreams. They have many different elements that can be customised to fit your requirements. So let’s take a look, shall we?

What are the benefits of a glass staircase?

First, let’s see exactly why glass staircases are so popular, appearing more and more in homes around the globe. From a design standpoint, they are effortlessly stylish and well-suited to all modern homes. Their clear and concise appearance allows for a seamless transition between floors in the home.

They are also a great way of making your space brighter, which could be something you have been missing in your home, especially during the summer months. Sure, artificial light is necessary and useful, but the addition of natural light flooding in from the outdoors helps to enhance the look of your interior décor further.

Sound like good enough reason to go for glass? Let’s find out how you can shape your staircase to be exactly what you are looking for…

How should you shape your glass balustrades?

Balustrades can be customised in a diverse range of different ways. The idea of a plain sheet of glass doesn’t sound too appealing, we get it. However, we have seen many glass staircase ideas that have incorporated intriguing glass bannisters that fit the shape of their staircase perfectly. Rather than a singular rectangle balustrade that runs up the stairs, why not shape it to match your treads, keeping a consistent design all the way up (or down!) your staircase?

Here at Abbott-Wade, we can make your creative balustrade ideas a reality, with the very best glass that is cut to precision, shaping perfectly around your treads to maintain a sharp, powerful look. Come and browse through our glass staircase options for yourself to get inspired!

Are white and glass a good mix?

A white staircase is something that has been popular for many years now, but does this seemingly timeless colour work well with glass? The short answer to this is yes, absolutely! White helps to create a minimalist look in your home, which is what many people are striving for these days. This is supported by the clarity of glass, giving your home a “less is more” feel, and making it stand out as a thing of beauty.

Moreover, this sleek look will help you rejuvenate your home from something old and quite frankly stale, into a refreshing area to live. Its stand out colour ensures that will never grow tired of looking at your gorgeous staircase.  You’ll want to show it off to friends when they visit too!

What type of glass is best for you?

Many different types of glass can be used to create a staircase balustrade. However, at Abbott-Wade, we only ever use the very best. We’re the first to market with Optiwhite™ low-iron balustrade glass, knowing the quality that it has. This glass is practically colourless, allowing for full, high-quality natural light to beam through your home, without a tint disrupting its effect.

We work with Pilkington Glass, one of the leading glass suppliers in the UK to use this top of the range product on your staircase, giving you a new design you are happy with, every time!

Get in touch

Are you interested in these glass staircase ideas and want to find out more? Our team of experts will be happy to speak to you about all things staircases! To contact us today with an enquiry, give us a call on 01744 634 442 or fill out our online form, and we will be glad to help!

Staircases are durable structures. They will be a fixture in your house for as long as you live there, if you like the design or finish, that is! There are many a staircase design that is classed as “timeless” and will last as a staircase that complements the look of your home. But with modern times promoting creativity and uniqueness, there are many people that are looking to break away from the norm and put their own modern staircase ideas into action. With this in mind, we thought we would delve a little deeper to give you some inspiration that will help you create that showstopping staircase that you have been longing for… In a glass of its own! Open plan designs make up many of the modern interiors these days and it is easy to see why. It gives off the illusion that the building is bigger than it actually is and promotes a connection between levels that allows travelling through the property to be a smooth process at all times (and also helps when you’re shouting the kids down for tea!). This has translated into the design of staircases too, as glass is becoming more and more popular in contemporary designs. Glass balustrades are used to help natural light pour through the home and, in turn, create a smooth and seamless look that brings your staircase right up to the modern day. On the topic of balustrades… The great thing about balustrades is that they are versatile, which means you don’t have to change your whole staircase to switch up your design. More and more people are using balustrades as a way of refreshing their staircase for the better, which is something we are happy to help out with here at Abbott-Wade! We have installed a huge variety of spindles (wooden balustrades) that differ in colour, shape and size. Often these are an exact replica of the perfect design you have in mind. Come to us with your staircase ideas, and more often than not we will be able to put them into action. A simple lick of paint can do the trick Sometimes the complete renovation of your staircase can be scaled back even further, and just a simple paint job can work wonders in turning your staircase into one that is both practical and trendy. Of course this only applies if you own a wooden staircase and think a new colourway well help enhance the look of your home once more. Perhaps you have recently got your walls painted and feel like the staircase doesn’t complement them. Or the condition of the existing paint is deteriorating, and chips are starting to show. Regardless of your situation, getting the paintbrush out can reinvigorate your staircase and bring it back to its former glory. There are many staircase design ideas available on the Abbott-Wade website to help get the ball rolling on a colour that could work for you! Contact us For more contemporary staircase ideas, please check out the rest of our website. Or if you already have your ideal staircase in mind, our team would love to work with you towards making it a reality! For an initial consultation, be sure to give us a call on 01744 634 442 or fill out our online form with any detailed enquiries you may have, and we will get back to you as soon as possible.

Modern staircase ideas from Abbott-Wade

Staircases are durable structures. They will be a fixture in your house for as long as you live there, if you like the design or finish, that is! There are many a staircase design that is classed as “timeless” and will last as a staircase that complements the look of your home. But with modern times promoting creativity and uniqueness, there are many people that are looking to break away from the norm and put their own modern staircase ideas into action.

With this in mind, we thought we would delve a little deeper to give you some inspiration that will help you create that showstopping staircase that you have been longing for…

In a glass of its own!

Open plan designs make up many of the modern interiors these days and it is easy to see why. It gives off the illusion that the building is bigger than it actually is and promotes a connection between levels that allows travelling through the property to be a smooth process at all times (and also helps when you’re shouting the kids down for tea!). This has translated into the design of staircases too, as glass is becoming more and more popular in contemporary designs.

Glass balustrades are used to help natural light pour through the home and, in turn, create a smooth and seamless look that brings your staircase right up to the modern day.

On the topic of balustrades…

The great thing about balustrades is that they are versatile, which means you don’t have to change your whole staircase to switch up your design. More and more people are using balustrades as a way of refreshing their staircase for the better, which is something we are happy to help out with here at Abbott-Wade! We have installed a huge variety of spindles (wooden balustrades) that differ in colour, shape and size. Often these are an exact replica of the perfect design you have in mind.

Come to us with your staircase ideas, and more often than not we will be able to put them into action.

A simple lick of paint can do the trick

Sometimes the complete renovation of your staircase can be scaled back even further, and just a simple paint job can work wonders in turning your staircase into one that is both practical and trendy.

Of course, this only applies if you own a wooden staircase and think a new colourway well help enhance the look of your home once more. Perhaps you have recently got your walls painted and feel like the staircase doesn’t complement them. Or the condition of the existing paint is deteriorating, and chips are starting to show. Regardless of your situation, getting the paintbrush out can reinvigorate your staircase and bring it back to its former glory.

There are many staircase design ideas available on the Abbott-Wade website to help get the ball rolling on a colour that could work for you!

Contact us

For more contemporary staircase ideas, please check out the rest of our website. Or if you already have your ideal staircase in mind, our team would love to work with you towards making it a reality!

For an initial consultation, be sure to give us a call on 01744 634 442 or fill out our online form with any detailed enquiries you may have, and we will get back to you as soon as possible.

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