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Using a Staircase Renovation to Refresh Your Home

Staircases Refresh

At Abbott-Wade we understand the importance of the staircase. Not only does it serve as a functional part of your home, allowing you ascend and descend from one floor to the next, it is normally the first thing you see when you go through your front door. Because of this many homeowners take great pride in the appearance of their staircase.

Since the mid-1990s we have been setting the standards throughout various aspects of the staircase renovation industry. Nothing pleases us more than being able help homeowners to achieve the staircase look they desire. For in excess of 20 years we have provided a selection of staircase refurbishments in homes up and down the UK – we can even provide a new flight of stairs.
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by Les in Abbott & Wade News

Before & After: Changing from spindles to embedded glass

Before & After: Changing spindles to embedded glass

 

One of the popular trends we have have seen over recent years is customers moving away from traditionally turned spindles in favour of glass. This is largely due to a desire to create a bright contemporary space within the heart of the home but there are practical implications to be considered too. The original staircase (pictured right) was painted white in an effort to lighten the hallway but the transformation to oak and glass adds the warming tones of oak with the open feeling of glass which allows unobstructed light to fill the hallway. The new 10mm toughened  glass panels means there are no gaps between spindles to collect dust and the absence of glass clamps offers a more streamlined look. An added wall handrail makes a further safety feature while the new carpet injects colour with the stripes creating a further illusion of extra space.

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by Eddie in Abbott & Wade News, Articles, Before & After

Adding an Open Staircase to Your Home

Open Stair Risers

At Abbott-Wade we take great pride in being able to offer a massive selection of staircase styles. Since 1996, when we were established, we have been at the forefront of the staircase renovation industry. We take great pride in being able to help the redecoration of homes across the length and breadth of the country by refurbishing staircases or by providing a completely new flight of stairs.

As homeowners look to improve and freshen up their property many opt for bespoke designs which open out their hallway. We provide the open staircase which creates a free-flowing look without diminishing the functionality of the flight. Continue reading…

by Les in Abbott & Wade News

Staircase Movie Quiz

Test your Staircase Movie Trivia

You may be something of an expert at naming famous movie stars or reciting lines from your favourite Hollywood blockbuster – but can you recognise a movie from it’s staircase? Take our fun quiz to try and recognise the 15 staircases and identify which well known movies they feature in?

Staircase Movie Quiz

Because staircases are such an integral part of day to day life they appear in some iconic movie scenes. Test your knowledge below to see which movies you can identify from their iconic staircase scenes.

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Staircase in Culture

Staircase in Movies

by Eddie in Articles, Trivia

Why Buy a Glass Staircase from Abbott-Wade?

Why Glass Staircase

One of the more contemporary staircase styles, a glass staircase has a lot to offer any household. A step away from more traditionally seen staircase designs, they can add a unique touch to homes and without comprising the safety felt with a sturdy classic flight.

We have been front runners in the staircase manufacture and renovation industry since our establishment in the mid-1990s. For more than 22 years we have refurbished and built stairs in properties up and down the country and now, more than ever, we have seen a keen interest in the glass designs that we provide.
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by Les in Abbott & Wade News

Most Popular Staircase Designs of 2018

Staircase Designs of 2018

As the year draws towards its final few weeks this blog post takes a look at the staircase designs that have proven to be the most popular this year. In homes up and down the country we have performed the design, manufacture and installation of staircases of countless designs.

No design is too complicated or unachievable for the experienced Abbott-Wade team who have been at the forefront of the staircase renovation and refurbishment industry since our formation way back in 1996. Continue reading…

by Les in Abbott & Wade News

How To Create Space and Cohesion In the Home Using Interior Features

How To Create Space and Cohesion In the Home Using Interior Features

Most of us decorate our homes in stages.  Like the Golden Gate Bridge, the job of beautifying never seems to end. You get to the end of the task, and you realise that there’s no cohesion.

And you start all over again.

Sounds familiar?

Perhaps it’s time to question the way you create space and cohesion in the home.

Consider:

Unify the energy and beauty of the changing seasons from your outside space into your living quarters with bi-fold doors and glass stairways.

Matching doors, the use of glass, and creative stairways create flow by welcoming natural light, promoting the impression of space.

Here are our tips for creating space and cohesion in the home by choosing the right home interior features:

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by Eddie in Articles, Guest Blog
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