The staircase is often one area that receives high attention as a result of being used to move between floors, but also because of the immense design statement it makes. Most guests will make an overall impression of a home based on how they judge the staircase from an aesthetic point of view. As we all know, first impressions are incredibly important, and your staircase reveals a lot about your entire home. Most people are put off from refurbishing their staircases because it remains functional and other areas in the home take priority. In this guide, we will show you that you do not have to break the bank to refurbish your oak staircase. The small design improvements that we suggest are budget-friendly, but can also make a huge difference to the overall look of your home. They can also improve the general functionality of the staircase and ensure that it remains in the best condition.

This guide will mainly focus on minor improvements which focus on the design of the staircase rather than the function. If you have an old staircase that is showing serious signs of wear, then we recommend contacting a professional. They will be able to make a good judgement on what steps to take to get your staircase back to its best condition.

If your staircase is generally sound in terms of functionality, then there are some simple steps that you can take to add some glamour on a budget. One of your considerations will be whether you can do these yourself or if you require the help of a professional. DIY can be a lot cheaper, but it is important to take into account the time and skill required. We recommended that you obtain quotes from a variety of different tradespeople to see whether it would be worth the additional cost.


  1. Handrail Replacement

One of the least complicated parts of a staircase to renovate is the handrail. It requires little disruption and requires a relatively small budget. A replacement handrail can instantly make an old staircase look far more modern and appealing. You can purchase handrails in a various range of colours and designs, which are usually customisable; this allows you to find the perfect fit for your home. Check out our website to find all the different handrail styles we stock.


  1. Carpeting

One thing that visitors immediately notice is the carpeting. The floor of your staircase represents an important visual aspect of it. Old carpeting can make a staircase look worn. There are an immense amount of carpeting styles and designs on the market currently. Fitting a new carpet can be done on a budget, but costs can go up depending on the style and how easy the installation is.


  1. Fresh Paintjob

A fresh lick of paint can sometimes be enough to breathe new life into a staircase. It is easy to paint all sections of the staircase including treads, risers, handrails, spindles and newel posts. It is important that all wood surfaces are sanded sufficiently before any painting can take place. It is surprising how powerful a lick of paint can be in completely renovating a staircase and making it look modern again. It is an inexpensive and stress-free way to breathe some new life into your staircase.


  1. Stair Cladding

Treads and rises can succumb to wear which can ruin the appearance of a staircase. An increasingly popular modern option is stair cladding. These innovative solutions allow you to dramatically change the look of your staircase without needing to start from scratch completely. There is a range of options available to suit many staircase styles and types of flooring. It can be a more expensive way to renovate, but it is still far cheaper than buying a new staircase. It is a recommended option for those who want a drastic change to their staircase. Click here to find out more about Oak Stair Cladding.

[caption id="attachment_7" align="aligncenter" width="850"]A lifestyle image of an oak staircase, particularly the Oak Stair Klad range that you can buy directly from us here on our website. Renovating your oak staircase does not need to be complicated.[/caption]



Refurbishing a staircase can seem like a daunting task; however, this guide has proven that you do not necessarily need a DIY background to renovate your tired looking wood stairs. Additionally, it does not require significant funds as long as you make smart purchasing decisions. Hopefully, this article has given you the inspiration to renovate and refurbish the staircase that you have been putting off for years.