Step up your saleability
When considering home improvements before putting your home on the market, smartening up your exterior, or installing double glazing windows may be high on your list of priorities. However, when it comes to improvements, there is one feature that can add significant value to a property, and ensure a lasting first impression…the staircase.
Changing stairparts is an incredibly cost effective way to make a big impression on a budget, rather than replacing the whole staircase. There is a common misconception that changing stairparts is a time consuming, difficult task for homeowners; but that couldn’t be further from the truth. In some cases, a new balustrade can be installed in a day or two, making it an achievable project for DIYers.
Instead of opting for standard stairparts, make a conscious effort to select the most appropriate style for the property, to create instant ‘hall appeal’ and that all-important first impression for potential buyers.
It’s important to select the stairparts that are right for the style of your property. First consider the defining characteristics and then select the most appropriate balustrade for your property, to create an instant ‘wow factor’ when it comes to selling.
In a smaller property you will want to maximise your space and light as much as you possibly can. Large, bulky designs can overshadow the architecture of the home; so simple, slim-line spindles offer a more practical option. Installing glass panel balustrades such as Richard Burbidge’s Fusion range will reflect light and make the room appear brighter and more spacious, adding instant appeal to the property and creating that all-important first impression.
If you live in a period property, ideally you need a staircase that will complement the original fabric, installing a standard, gloss white balustrade might not complement the interior. Hardwood with interesting textures and tones such as oak can enhance the authenticity of the property, adding warmth and depth.
Similarly, using black iron, twisted spindles in a period home can create drama and turn a functional staircase into a striking centrepiece.
If you have a modern property it pays to be adventurous, adding an interesting a striking feature can help to close the deal if a potential buyer is undecided. The use of materials such as chrome or nickel alongside striking glass panels and light coloured wooden handrails offers a cutting-edge solution, resulting in a modern finish and a stylish focal point.
Upgrading stair parts is one of the easiest ways to add perceived value to your home. Making a grand entrance with a striking staircase can really improve a property’s look and feel, creating a stunning centerpiece and ensuring your home ticks the box when it comes to creating a great first impression.
To create the right look and feel for your property, as well as finding the relevant components needed for the job, visit www.stairproject.co.uk or call the design team on: 01691 678 232.