Planning for a new staircase
30th June 2016
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If you want to replace your staircase in your home, you need to be prepared for some disruption throughout your home. The stairs are an extremely important feature in your home; after all they do take you from one level to another.

Things you should keep in mind when having a new staircase:

  1. Be warned – a lot of dust and disruption will occur when changing your staircase. Unless you have a second staircase, you will not be able to access the upper level of your home during the work is taking place.
  2. Staircases range in price. A very basic staircase could cost as little as £250, however if you are looking at having a bespoke staircase, these tend to start at £3000.
  3. How much space do you have for your new staircase? Can you go any wider? An ideal staircase should be 80cm wide.
  4. Your staircase should have a handrail on one side if it is less than 1m wide but handrails on both sides if it is wider.

If you just want to update your staircase rather than replace it, there are options too! For instance:

  1. Consider removing an under-stairs cupboard. This can create a more open plan feel in your home.
  2. Replace solid risers on the stairs with glass ones to let more light flow through.
  3. Change the spindles!

There are plenty of options that you can choose from when updating or replacing your staircase, Robert McVey in Hinckley is an expert with staircases and would happily come to your home and give you advice on the best solution. 

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