Our specialist wood finisher has been hard at work restoring and staining the newel posts and handrail of a project in Balham.

There is a whole language associated with staircases – and this is my go to diagram to understand the various terms.

So much can be done with the finish and redecoration, endless colour possibilities.  It is worth consideration up front because the staircase runs up the house and decisions will impact skirting, doorframes, even doors and the timing of redecoration and carpeting and laying floors.

We have some wonderful hallway and staircase images in our Project gallery, here are some and check out our Pinterest board for more inspiration: