For this staircase, our customer was looking for a colonial-style design using light hardwood with metal spindles, along with an open layout that would complement their current hallway and first-floor landing.
We chose to use American White Ash for the timber, as it possesses a light and easily manipulatable quality, which allows it to be adjusted easily with a whitewash. This enables the customer to match the staircase with other timber elements in the house, including the internal doors and furniture.
The customer selected a metal spindle design that features alternating plane and rectangular shapes, inspired by the art deco style. These spindles were then finished with a black powder coat.
To enhance the colonial style of the staircase, we opted for an open stringer, allowing the balustrade to extend down to the treads. This creates a cohesive look. Additionally, the customer decided to plasterboard the underside of the staircase instead of utilizing the space for storage cupboards.
The staircase is now complete with a small area underneath specifically designed for the customer’s dog, complete with a comfortable bed.