Contemporary Staircase Design

Here at Abbott-Wade, we’re proud to provide a range of contemporary staircase designs to give you all the inspiration you need to catapult your home firmly into the twenty-first century. Our team of designers are experts when it comes to modern staircase design, with a knack for knowing which staircase styles are on-trend. Abbott-Wade’s specialists can professionally guide you through our range of contemporary staircases and help you to find the perfect stairway to transform your home.

Our contemporary staircase range offers everything from clamped or embedded glass balustrades to cutting-edge brushed stainless steel handrails. We have a variety of unique design choices available, with many potential combinations for the ultimate in customised contemporary staircase design. You’ll be spoiled for choice with our selection of materials, styles, and finishes, from hardwoods and toughened glass to brackets and posts, not to mention custom stains and paint colours.


Modern Staircase Designs

We make your dream modern staircase possible at Abbott-Wade. Upgrading or replacing your stairway with a contemporary staircase can bring the wow factor to your hallway, with all of our work completed in-house for a simple and straightforward installation. Our high-quality modern staircases and professional fittings allow you to transform your stairway and home in as little as one day.

When you arrange a consultation with our team, we can show you samples and explain the most suitable options available to bring the ideal modern staircase in your mind to life. You can incorporate whichever materials and styles you like to suit your current home décor or completely rejuvenate it. Our work will only commence once you’re happy with the final design, with a designated time frame and installation date to complete the project.

Why choose Abbott-Wade to create your contemporary staircase?

We offer an enticing selection of staircase components, from brushed steel and tinted glass to warm woods with contrasting paint. You’re bound to find the perfect spindles or balustrades and fitting styles to create an awe-inspiring modern staircase from our collection. Trust us to reinvigorate the backbone of your home and we won’t disappoint.

From the initial design stage to the final fitting, all work is carried out by our friendly and fully-trained Abbott-Wade staff – who have all been handpicked by our directors to join the North West’s Best Small Business. We draw upon 20 years of industry experience to design bespoke staircases to suit every individual customer’s needs. We’re committed to delivering excellence with every contemporary staircase and happy to take on any design challenge.

Feel free to browse our selection of modern staircases below and click on each design for more information, or get in touch with us to discuss the potential options for your new staircase. Our experts are on hand to guide you through your options and help you decide on the best contemporary staircase design for your home. Contact us today through our online enquiry form or get in touch directly by calling us on 01744 634 442 or emailing us at


Contemporary Staircase FAQs

Accordion Sample DescriStairway banisters don’t have to be boring. One of the easiest ways to spice up a staircase is to choose unique spindles to hold up the handrail. These vertical posts, also known as balusters, are often just straight pieces of wood with a little bit of carving to prevent them from being too bland. At Abbott-Wade, we offer a variety of spindle styles to make your modern staircase special so it’s sure to stand out in your home.

You could stick to a more traditional stop-chamfered balustrade, go minimalist with a sleek spindle style, or add some more texture to the stairway area with twisted spindles. For an ultra-modern and more artistic appearance, look to our stylish range of id spindles. These sculpted spindles offer a different perspective, with distinct curves and cut-outs adding striking visuals to your stair space.

If sculpted wood seems too traditional for your tastes, we also offer spindles made from forged steel or glass. Clean and simple steel immediately makes staircases look more modern, while sleek glass spindles add some luxury and sparkle where they reflect light. These spindles are an excellent option if you want to allow more light into the staircase area while retaining structural integrity.
People are sometimes reluctant to install glass staircases in their homes due to safety concerns. However, we can assure you that glass balustrades are made from specially toughened glass and are 100% sound. If young children are your main cause of concern, we advise choosing close-fit solid glass panels for peace of mind. We can even cut the glass to the shape of your stair treads for a perfect fit along every edge. You can opt for this modern style and allow more light to spread throughout your home without compromising on safety.

Glass balustrades work especially well for modern split-level living, whether it’s a raised lounge area or a mid-level landing, to emphasise different spaces without closing them off. Even for standard staircases, there are plenty of ways to create a modern glass centrepiece instead of an outdated stairway that nobody ever thinks twice about. You could go for embedded glass for an elegant seamless look, or add stainless steel balusters or clamps for some modern definition.

When it comes to the glass itself, it doesn’t even have to be classic clear glass. Why not try bronzed glass for a warm golden tone, or sandblasted glass for a contemporary frosted look? Translucent glass will still allow light through while creating an aesthetically pleasing barrier. If you’d prefer ultra-clear transparent glass for your modern staircase, Abbott-Wade was the first staircase joinery service to start offering Optiwhite™ for colourless glass without a green or blue cast.
Unsure about sculpted spindles? Not sold on glass staircases? Don’t worry, because these are far from your only options at Abbott-Wade. There are so many ways to combine materials and create the contemporary staircase you didn’t even know you wanted until you saw how incredible it could look. If not polished chrome and glass, why not brushed steel and oak? How about softening glass and steel with an oak banister?

If you prefer a minimalist style, clean white paint can instantly modernise a staircase while making a more traditional wooden banister stand out. White stairs paired with glass balustrades are also brilliant at making your home feel brighter and more spacious. Don’t forget that carpeting the treads is another customisable option that can change the whole staircase. If you’re going with hardwood, your choice of wood stain can also transform the final look into something more unique.

Another way to update your staircase is to incorporate a feature step at the bottom of the flight of stairs. A contrasting finish will draw attention to the step and make the staircase more inviting. A bullnose step can create more definition and improve the flow between spaces, while a curtail step wraps around the newel posts at the bottom of the staircase for a truly bespoke feature step.



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