Your staircase plays an important role in your home - both as a design statement and a way to move from floor to floor. An outdated or shabby looking staircase can make for a poor first impression, especially when you’ve got visitors around. In most cases, there usually is very little (or nothing) wrong with the functionality of your staircase. With this fact in mind, it can be assumed that you are planning a stairway renovation because you want to make an aesthetic improvement to your home.
If you’ve got an older staircase that was constructed before modern building regulations, you might start to see loose or damaged treads, risers, spindles and handrails. We recommend that if you’re having problems with your staircase and/or staircase frame in this manner, the safest course of action is to consult a local joiner, carpenter or a tradesman in the home renovation industry for their professional advice.
Assuming all is well with your staircase, transforming the look doesn’t need to cost an arm and a leg. Find our useful staircase renovation tips below:
1a - DIY or use an experienced tradesman
Typically, a tradesman will install an average staircase within a few days, so expect to pay £200-£400+ for the installation work. If you're used to working with wood, renovating a balustrade - by changing the handrails, base rails, spindles and newel posts - can be undertaken as a DIY project saving you said installation costs.
Certain stair renovation kits are easier to install than others depending on the way the pieces are held together. For the least complex stair DIY solution, we recommend either our Fusion products (with its easy-to-fit connectors) or Elements (with its simple twist bracket solution).