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.
A friend of ours had had a new staircase and we liked the look and freshness of it.
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.
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.
We are delighted with the end result. It looks and feels extremely tactile and much more light is now able to reach the stairwell.
Date: January 8, 2015
Category: classic, refurbishment, timber