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Sweeping white & walnut curved staircase

Mr & Mrs Currie, Liverpool

 

Why a new staircase?

Our old staircase was looking old fashioned and did not do the house justice.

Inspiration:

I had been thinking about updating the staircase for quite some time.

 

Decision making process:

Abbott-Wade were recommended to us by a manufacturer of bespoke turned handrails.

 

Style choice:

We opted for simple narrow spindles and turned walnut handrail. The whole staircase now looks lovely and has really made the hallway.

 

End Result:

The process was efficient and once the handrail was ready, the whole thing was completed in a week which was impressive as there were actually three staircases involved. The follow up service to ensure everything was perfect was excellent with very fine attention to detail.

 

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Traditional oak turned spindles

Jenny & Luke Johnson, Buxton, Derbyshire

 

Why a new staircase?

We really didn’t like the old one; it was dilapidated, dark and in need of an overhaul. We had renovated the rest of the house but needed to bring the staircase up to scratch too.

Inspiration:

A friend of ours had had a new staircase and we liked the look and freshness of it.

Decision making process:

We obtained a few quotes however Abbott-Wade were the most flexible and open to ideas. They offered a larger range of styles and overall we just felt happier and more confident in their ability to do a good job.

Style choice:

We knew we wanted a traditional style but with less detail than most turned spindles we’d seen. It was also important that it matched the age and style of our home. We both loved the look and feel of oak having already got pieces of oak furniture in our house.

End Result:

We are delighted with the end result. It looks and feels extremely tactile and much more light is now able to reach the stairwell.

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Oak fluted spindles

Andrew & Gemma Brown, Crewe, Cheshire

 

Why a new staircase?

We wanted something modern to suit the house but a design that would create a statement piece as you came in.

Inspiration:

We always wanted a feature staircase and researched options on-line including Abbott-Wade’s website.

Decision making process:

We opted for Abbott-Wade as we really liked the quality of the samples they provided.

Style choice:

We initially thought about wrought iron but settled on an all wood finish. We wanted oak and loved the fluted spindle design which was timeless and elegant.

End Result:

Brilliant, we are so pleased. It’s created a real statement piece in the heart of our home.

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Sapele with painted turned spindles

David & Jill Ball, St.Helens, Merseyside

 

Why a new staircase?

The old staircase wasn’t safe enough for small children. It also looked cold with so much metal.

Inspiration:

We knew we wanted a grand ‘statement’ staircase to match our big hallway.

Decision making process:

Abbott-Wade had done jobs for our family in the past so came highly recommended. We did receive cheaper quotes however they couldn’t do exactly what Abbott-Wade were able to offer. It was nice to have the peace of mind that they would do a good job.

Style choice:

We needed the staircase to look homely, yet grand, so opted for a contrast of white against dark wood. It had to suit the house and not look too modern. The chunky handrail posts and spindles added to the grandeur.

End Result:

We love it! It sets the house off beautifully and is the first thing everyone comments on. We would not hesitate to recommend.

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