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Style Guide: Selecting the right timber staircase style for you

Despite often being the first thing people see when they walk through the front door, the staircase is probably one of the most overlooked areas of your home. Sure, it provides a vital connecting path from one floor to another, but one thing you may not realise is that the staircase style can have a major impact on the value and saleability of any property.

There’s plenty of scope to make a statement with your staircase design, but it’s not always an easy decision to make. To get you started, we’ve highlighted a few things you should consider.


It may seem obvious, but even before you set out on your project journey, you need to have a budget in mind; it will be key to everything going forward, including your material and style choices.


When making any structural changes to your property, you should always ensure that these meet safety regulations to avoid having to make costly changes later down the line. While all our staircases are manufactured to adhere to UK regulations, we can work with you to make recommendations on the best set-up that will fit with your requirements.


The staircase design you select will need to be one that fits with the size and configuration of your home. But that doesn’t mean it can’t have the wow factor! Your staircase also plays an important role in interior design – it doesn’t just have to be a functional element.


While the bulk of your staircase will be constructed using timber, think about the materials that you could incorporate to reflect and enhance the surroundings. If your interiors are quite minimalistic or contemporary, consider how materials like glass or stainless steel could make an impact.

Finishing touches

Aside from the main elements of your staircase, the additional features you add will be one of the most important and effective decisions you make.

Balustrades can completely transform an otherwise understated design.

Handrails have the power to create a striking period feature or clean finish. Traditional styles often feature our continuous handrail to enhance the elegance of the staircase, with common styles such as the opening cap or wreathed volute.

Bottom steps can create an impressive beginning and help to blend your stairs into their surroundings. Bullnose and large curtail designs create a sense of grandeur, whereas the modern square bottom step is perfect for a clean, sleek finish.

At Multi-Turn, our different timber staircase styles have been created to help with each of the points above. They are split into three easy categories for you to choose from; Cottage, Manor and Castle.

We’ll be on hand from the very beginning of your project to help you make these decisions, ensuring your project is a smooth and stress-free experience. Regardless of your choice of style, we’ll work within your budget to create a staircase that not only performs practically but also creates a stunning visual design element in your home.

If you’d like to find out more about Multi-Turn, visit our showroom in Twyford, Winchester, and one of the team will be happy to help.

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