Wednesday 8 November 2023

3 factors to consider when redesigning your stairs

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Fallen out of love with your staircase?

With Christmas just around the corner, you might not be able to splash out on a brand-new staircase design. But the good news is, if your existing flight is structurally sound, you don’t necessarily need to…

For example, adding a fresh coat of paint will help to conceal any chips or grubby marks that may have appeared over the years.

Another popular option for renovating staircases in Glasgow and beyond would be to replace outdated spindles with more modern alternatives. Or why not replace spindles with toughened glass panels to give your hallway a more opulent look?

Whilst there are lots of ways you can renovate your stairs, there are a few important factors you need to consider first.

Let’s take a closer look.

Rule number one when redesigning your stairs is to set yourself a realistic budget. This will help to keep your project on track from beginning to end, preventing you from overspending and entering 2024 feeling more skint than ever before.

If you’ve only got a small budget to work with, repainting the existing frame of your staircase is a cost-effective option that will give your hallway a new lease of life.

For those who have more spending room, you could swap old spindles for new ones, clad over the structural sides of your staircase, or reclad the treads and risers with non-slip oak – enhancing both their safety and appearance.

Do you share your home with children, pets, and/or elderly relatives?

When renovating your staircase, you must factor in the needs of your entire household and which materials and finishes will be the safest for them.

Though they look stunning, hardwood treads can be slippery – posing a serious slip hazard for little ones, furry friends, and older family members. Carpet, on the other hand, is a fantastic solution for minimising the risk of falls on the stairs, and it also creates an uber-cosy feel.

Not sure your budget will stretch as far as carpeting every step? Not to worry – adding a carpet runner down the middle will provide a better grip for users as they go up and down the stairs. Depending on your chosen fabric, pattern, and colour, it can create a stylish focal point, too – giving you the best of both worlds!

Have you ever renovated a staircase before?

Although it depends on the scale of your project, you might only need a few basic DIY tools and skills to get the job done.

However, it’s important to know your limitations and hire a professional when the project is too big for you to complete single-handedly.

Take Abbott-Wade, for instance. Their staircase specialists have helped many homeowners transform their staircases in Glasgow (amongst various other locations in the UK), and they’d love to do the same for you.

You’re more than welcome to discuss your staircase ideas in further detail with their team – and if you need an expert opinion on the safest (yet trendiest) materials and colours, they will gladly assist you.

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