When it comes to designing and installing a staircase in your home, there are numerous factors to consider. From the material to the design and size, each decision you make will impact the final result.
In this blog post, we’ll highlight ten key factors to consider when choosing a staircase design for your home, with a focus on wooden stairs.
1. Space and location
Consider the amount of space you have available and where your new staircase will be located.
These decisions will need to factor in UK building regulations, as well as ensuring that your new stairs tie in with the overall design of your home.
2. Staircase design
Staircases come in many different designs, including straight, curved, spiral, space-saving and more.
Choose a staircase design that will best suit your home and personal preferences.
3. Material for your new staircase
When choosing a material for your new staircase, there are many options available. Wood, metal, glass, and concrete are popular staircase materials, and can be combined in various ways, creating limitless design possibilities.
Wooden stairs are a classic and timeless choice that offer durability, customisation, and a warm, natural look.
However, ultimately, the best material for your staircase will depend on the style of your home, your budget, and your personal preferences.
4. Staircase styles
Your staircase should complement the style of your home, whether it’s modern, traditional, or somewhere in between.
Choose a style that will add to the overall look and feel of your property and décor.
5. Safety considerations
It goes without saying that staircases must be safe to use. Safety considerations not only include professional installation and following building regulations, but also adequate lighting, slip-resistant treads, and additional handrails where necessary.
If people who are partially sighted, elderly or disabled will be using the staircase regularly, or you have children or pets in your household, it’s important to take this into account during the staircase design process.
Your new staircase is obviously going to be a long-term investment. It’s therefore important to choose a material that will withstand wear and tear, ensuring that your stairs will remain in good condition for years to come.
7. Staircase maintenance
Consider the maintenance requirements of the material you choose. For example, wooden stairs may require periodic polishing or staining to maintain their appearance.
8. Cost of new staircase
Staircases can range in price, so it’s important to set a budget and choose a staircase that fits within it.
As every staircase we install is bespoke, the cost depends on many factors, including the style, size, layout and materials. For an accurate quote for a new staircase, get in touch with our helpful team.
9. Staircase installation
Installing a staircase is a complex process that should only be carried out by trained professionals.
It’s vital that you choose a reputable company with a wealth of experience in staircase installation. Abbott Wade have been in business for over 25 years, and we have the expertise and experience to design, manufacture, and install your staircase with precision and care.
10. Environmental impact
Consider the environmental impact of the materials you choose for your staircase. Wooden stairs are a renewable and sustainable option, as long as the wood is sourced responsibly.
Choose a staircase installation company that uses sustainable materials and eco-friendly practices to minimise the environmental impact of your new stairs.
We are committed to using responsibly sourced materials in all our wooden stairs, so you can feel good about the impact your new staircase has on the planet.
Ready to start designing your new staircase?
Here at Abbott Wade, we are passionate about creating beautiful, high-quality staircases that are tailored to our clients’ individual needs.