From the materials you choose for the balustrades to innovative tread designs, there are many ways to add a contemporary and interesting twist to this often overlooked feature of your home.
If you’re going for a minimalist look, you could opt for floating steps, which let in lots of light and make your space appear larger. Alternatively, stylish glass panels are an increasingly popular choice with our customers. Whatever contemporary elements you’d like to incorporate into your staircase design, Abbott Wade will work with you, finding the perfect modern configuration to make an incredible difference to your home.
Modern staircase spindles
Far from the traditional spindles of yesteryear, there are now many modern staircase spindles to choose from. These come in a range of designs and materials, including:
Sleek wooden spindles – Wooden spindles don’t have to look dated. These modern staircase spindles are available either in oak or a painted wooden finish and feature a streamlined and contemporary design.
Sleek twisted wooden spindles – Similar to our sleek wooden spindles, but with a twist – literally! These modern staircase spindles will add interest and style to your home.
id Vu spindles – The id range of modern staircase spindles brings wooden staircase design into the 21st century with the innovative id Vu spindle. These modern wooden spindles add a new-perspective and visual appeal to your staircase with an eye-catching elliptical cut-out. These contemporary spindles are available in oak or with a painted finish.
id Flo spindles – A sculpted spindle with subtle curves, Flo modern staircase spindles will add a unique and striking visual effect to your hallway. These contemporary spindles create a wave effect which appears to flow when viewed from different angles. Like the iD Vu spindles, Flo spindles are also available in an oak or painted finish.
Glass spindles – Installed in the same way as embedded glass panels, glass spindles feature exposed edges for added sparkle.
Forged steel spindles – Love the look of wrought iron, but want to incorporate it into a modern staircase design? As steel can be forged into any shape, there is no end to the design possibilities that forged steel spindles can bring to your home. We think these modern staircase spindles look particularly stunning when paired with wooden balustrades.
Contemporary Glass Staircase
One of our most popular types of stair renovations is replacing worn-out wooden spindles with stylish glass panels. Our contemporary glass staircases comprise 10mm toughened glass stair panels, which make the space brighter and feel more open. You can choose from stainless steel or brass clamps to secure the glass panels to the base rail and handrail, or choose embedded glass for a seamless look.
One of the reasons why our modern glass staircases are so popular is that they require much less maintenance than traditional wooden spindles. They are much easier to clean – just a regular wipe down with soapy water will keep them looking new for years to come. No more dust getting trapped between the spindles!
Talk to us today about renovating your staircase by replacing wooden spindles with a contemporary glass staircase. You’ll find that the glass panels will open up the area massively by increasing the light flow. This little change can make even the smallest of hallways feel much more spacious.
Modern metal staircase
We have several options available for modern metal staircases here at Abbott Wade. Whilst often associated with office settings, the addition of steel to your home staircase can add a touch of upmarket elegance to your space.
Our modern metal staircase designs include forged steel spindles, brushed steel, and polished stainless steel balustrades.
Our forged steel spindles look stunning when paired with wooden banisters, whereas our steel or polished steel handrails look best with clamped glass panels.
Modern Spiral Staircase
A modern spiral staircase, otherwise known as a helical staircase, could be for you if you love sleek accents and clean, simple designs. Fitting beautifully into contemporary, chic homes, our spiral staircases are installed following comprehensive digital site surveys.
We do this as the design and manufacture of spiral staircases require a level of skill and expertise beyond that which is needed for a traditional, straight staircase. Take a look at some of our modern spiral staircases here.