A beautiful staircase can be a really valuable architectural feature. It will add value with its aesthetics and also serve a vital function by allowing people to move between floors. Bespoke staircases can be a great investment, especially when you work with a passionate designer. They will be able to create something that looks at home in your property.
One of the best ways to add style to your staircase is with the right handrails. Again they need to look fantastic while serving a vital function. You need to ensure they will be sturdy, easy to grip, and at the right angle.
Traditional handrail designs like mopstick ones have a classic look and can fit into almost any kind of home. You can choose the rails in various woods, from warm, soft shades to rich, darker timbers. What you should do is select a material that compliments your property as well as decor.
The main decision you will have is whether to go with wall mounted handrails or balustrades. The first are the cheapest option but you can still get a surprising amount of detail with decorative wall mounts and end pieces.
A balustrade can be very decorative. The spindles can be all manner of shapes and can showcase fantastic carving skills. You can even have a high decorative newel post.
The colour of the handrail is a very important choice. You have a huge amount of options here. For example, you can choose to leave the bare timber and keep the natural shade, whether it is oak, walnut, beech, or even pine.
Alternatively, you can opt for a painted handrail. White ones are good if you want to make the stairs look bigger. You can pair them with darker spindles or wall brackets to get a great affect. Grey is also a popular option because it is chic and modern. You could go for bolder colours if you wish.
One thing you must get right when you choose a handrail is the height. While you want it to look great, primarily it is a safety feature. Your handrails must comply with building regulations or you can encounter issues.
Designing bespoke staircases
At Wood & Wisdom we have the skills and talent to create wonderful products for all kinds of homes. Our team of joiners are true professionals ready for any task. Whether you want a custom piece of furniture or a staircase, we can cater for you.
Talk to us today about bespoke staircases or any other piece of joinery. We will be happy to work with you to get the perfect design.