HERE’S A HIS & HERS MAGAZINE CONFESSION: WE REALLY LOVE THE BITS OF HOME IMPROVEMENT THAT REVOLVE AROUND SHOPPING.
If a room’s crying out for some new wall art, a few cushions or a (very expensive) candle or two, we have no problem with springing into action.
However, when it comes down to the fundamentals, like great lighting, picking a layout or updating a staircase, we’re a bit reticent. Which is why we’re increasingly turning to the experts to help with the bigger jobs. Forget burning your Bank Holidays on ill fated DIY projects, or just putting stuff off because it’s all too daunting. Instead we’ve been finding the best in their field for the tricky jobs, leaving us with more time to focus on the finishing touches (and if you thought that sentence was code for buying expensive candles, you were right!)
One of the specialist companies that will make your home look better (freeing you up to buy stuff) is Abbott-Wade. They’re North West-based (and you know how we love a good North West interior design company) but they will take on projects nationwide.
Basically, if you still have the kind of retro pine staircase that says student digs rather than modern home, they can sort you out with something a little more like this…
This is one of those interior design updates that may not feel as urgent as installing a new bathroom and kitchen, or give the same kind of instant gratification that having a bit of a splurge on interiors accessories will. However, it’s surprising how much adding a beautiful staircase that suits the style of your home instantly changes the whole look and flow of a space.
If you’ve been putting off a staircase renovation, we completely understand why: the humble staircase can get somewhat overlooked when planning your dream home. However, with a little thought, just updating this one area, even if it’s just by refurbishing your existing staircase, can make a huge difference to how you feel about your home when you walk through the door.
It’ll also give you a chance to finally make a showstopping entrance like Scarlett O’Hara in Gone with the Wind (pictured below).
If you’ve recently invested in your existing staircase, or had a new one installed, please tell us about it in the comments section or via social media (and feel free to show off with staircase pics!)
For more inspiration for your home, please pay a visit to our interiors page.