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How To Maximise Your Staircase space


Most homes have a modest entrance or hallway in which the staircase overwhelms the space. Maximising the space is particularly awkward if it is narrow, awkwardly shaped or lacking in natural light. However, a well designed staircase can contribute to a contemporary interior design which is more open, lighter and enhances the appearance of a smaller space.

A & T Carpentry are very skilled in designing and building staircases that complement your existing décor and offer a warm and homely welcome to visitors. 

Glass Staircase Components

Glass not only adds a modern feel to your home but also allows the natural light to flow around the space.  It helps prevent casting dark shadows in corners and areas underneath the stairs giving the impression of a much larger space. Clear risers will complement this idea too. Dark woods and warm coloured timbers, such as oak with its beautiful grain, will contrast well with glass balustrading panels and will also let light flow around the room.

Oakhalls Oak stair renovation completed
Minimalistic Floating Staircase

Simple Designs Look Spacious

When choosing your staircase components simplicity is the key to maximising your staircase space.  Avoid overly elegant and complicated parts.  Sqare newel posts, square handrails and rectangular glass panelling will avoid a cluttered appearance and will actually look more refined and elegant than twisting newel post or turne end caps in a small area.

Oakhalls Oak staircase renovation
Square Spindle A & T Carpentry Staircases
Lickey End New Staircase Installation

Customise Your Staircase With Lights

Adding LED lights set into the stringer along the walls edge is both a good practical and aesthetic feature.  The lights will again keep the area light and bright but will also make it safer to travel up and down them.  This may be especialy important in a family home.

Bromsgrove staircase renovation

Staircase Colours

It might be that just a lick of paint will help freshen up the area. A light bright colour will avoid the walls feeling like thaey are closing in! Contrasting colours work well too. If you have a dark wood staircase contrast it with a greater amount of light colours to to give an ‘airy’ feel. Pale colours and tones will reflect natural daylight, bouncing it arounda small space making it feel larger than it actually is! 

A & T Carpentry are one of the best staircase installation teams in the Midlands.  Not only will they offer you free expert advice and design a bespoke staircase for your home they will install it too.  THey are master craftsmen and pride themselves on attention to every little detail.


Contact A & T Carpentry for a chat about your new staircase project!


A & T Carpentry would love to hear about your project.  Why not tell them about your new staircase installation or renovation plans.  They are always on hand to offer free friendly advice and a competitive quotation.