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!
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!