Home renovations can be expensive. With so many options and so many suppliers, how do you know when to splurge and when to hold back?
If your staircase is still in good condition, refreshing your staircase components is a great way to modernise your home and keep it in line with your interior preferences.
And the best part is…it won’t break the bank!
Here are our budget-friendly tips on how to give your staircase a makeover.
When we talk about switching out your stair parts, we don’t mean giving your flight a complete overhaul. Even the smallest of changes are guaranteed to give your home a new lease of life.
Updating the newel caps is a great place to start. Marking the end of a staircase, they tend to get the most love – especially if you often throw your coat over them after a long day. They’re easy to switch out and can be painted or stained to match or contrast the surrounding colours.
Mix and match your stair parts
Mixing materials is a popular way of modernising a staircase. It maintains the same structure, yet can significantly update the look of the flight.
Metal spindles are a highly durable and easy-to-maintain alternative to their wooden counterpart. Available in a range of finishes and designs, they allow you to make a focal point out of your staircase.
Ever thought about glass?
If your staircase is in a darker area of your home and doesn’t see much daylight, adding glass panels is the perfect way to increase light flow.
When paired with an oak structure, glass adds a hint of delicacy to the flight, creating a unique juxtaposition that’s worthy of a double take.
Update your colour scheme
Changing stair parts isn’t always an option, but painting and varnishing is a cost-effective way to change up your space. And, if you get bored easily, you can switch it out as often as you like.
Wooden stair parts benefit from a lick of paint or a touch of varnish – this layer protects the wood, maintaining its original condition, and ensuring it lasts as long as possible.
A common area to paint is the treads or risers. It’s simple to do and adds a pop of colour in a subtle yet effective way.
If you prefer, add colour to the surrounding walls to complement your existing flight. Use similar tones for a minimalist feel or contrasting colours for something a bit bolder.
If it’s not broken, don’t fix it
If you’re trying to save money, don’t switch things out for the sake of it.
Look at which stair parts need tending to and replace these first. Handrails, newel posts and spindles tend to experience the most wear and tear, and so are a common part to replace.
By replacing the damaged areas, you can create the look of a brand-new flight, without the cost of a whole staircase.
Get your new stair parts today
Whether you’re opting for something new or would like to update an existing staircase it’s important to go to a trusted provider for your stair parts.