During the past couple of years, home improvements have seemingly been at the forefront of many people’s minds. One area that is often forgotten is the humble staircase; after all, it’s already there and does the job. However, a staircase can be given the wow factor and significantly elevate what’s around it. In this feature, we’ll be exploring the merits of a glass staircase.
Staircases are one of the first things most people see when entering a home. As well as offering a very functional purpose, staircases, particularly glass staircases have the potential to instantly elevate a home and easily add completely improve the look and feel of any living space.
It’s important to keep the home entrance looking refreshed and vibrant all year round, whether that’s through painting the walls to reflect the seasonal clock, switching up the wall art for instant appeal, or completely updating the stairwell to give it that ultimate makeover. Whether it’s a modern glass staircase, something more traditional or somewhere in between, it is a great part of the home to inject instant personality this year.
Aside from a coating of paint every now and again, staircases are all too frequently ignored. It’s somewhat of a missed opportunity as staircase renovations have the power to transform the home, creating a whole new look and feel to a property.
The focus of this home improvements feature is glass staircases. Swapping an existing staircase for one made with glass will not only add some luxury, it will also brighten up the home and create a more spacious and inviting atmosphere – making it the ideal choice for those wanting to open up their hallway with natural light.
When it comes to bespoke and glass staircases, we need the advice of the experts and one of the very best to gain advice on this subject is the people at the premium fitted furniture brand, Neville Johnson. The company offers a wide range of staircase options, and one we thought was particularly interesting is their latest one for 2022, made with smoked glass and is pretty much guaranteed to add the wow factor.
The Neville Johnson Smoked Oak Glass Staircase combines traditional oak design with contemporary glass spindles, creating a statement addition to any hallway. The tempered smoked oak finish is a perfect contrast to fresh colours and a light permeated space, and the unique glass spindles, set into the solid wood base rail by Neville Johnson’s installers, ensure a strong and sturdy staircase that will last the test of time.
The sheer glass spindles offer unrestricted light flow. The dark oak finish perfectly complements neutral white walls while also balancing vibrant décor.
James Murray, the Senior Staircase Designer at Neville Johnson, said, “A bespoke glass staircase can really impact a space, and transform a hallway from the messy, cluttered area that it so often becomes, and into a bright and welcoming entrance to your home.
“The combination of oak paired with glass has become a very popular choice for hallway and staircase designs in recent years, particularly for more contemporary schemes.
“Smoked oak helps to create a modern, stylish feel, and the addition of glass really opens up the space, allowing light to flood through, creating the impression of a bigger hallway area.”
Other glass staircase options include the Elegant Glass Spindle Staircase, Which combines in-line glass spindles with minimal timber detail, and the Glass and Steel Staircase, which comes with crystal clear glass panelling and tactile brushed steel handrails.
About Neville Johnson
The company has been creating elegant staircases for more than 35 years and are considered to be by many to be a market leader in the field of bespoke staircases. The brand’s staircase renovations combine the flair of the UK’s top designers with the time-honoured skills of traditional craftsmen, all brought together with your personal selection of materials, colours, and finishes.
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