The timeline of a staircase
A new staircase can change the feel of the entire room and it can transform a hallway. Yet, when your staircase is located in your lounge, it becomes more important than ever to create the perfect look. The lounge is the central point of family life; it’s where we relax after a hard day’s work and spend time with our families. As such, it’s vital that the lounge is a space in which we feel happy. However, this wasn’t the case for Heather Carri and her husband, whose lounge staircase made the room look dark and didn’t utilise the space appropriately.
The Carris knew that they wanted to open up the living room for a more spacious feel, but they didn’t know the best way to do this. “Our old staircase was too bulky and it cut off the living room,” Heather explains. “It was also made of dark pine. We wanted something lighter that would create light and open up our lounge.”
Behind the scenes
We’ve already talked about the Jarrods Approach, but a lot of people are surprised by the amount of careful consideration goes into the design phase. It’s not just about how the staircase looks, it’s about how it complements the rest of your home as well as the practicalities of using it on a day-to-day basis. From the initial drawings and CAD mock-ups, there’s a lot that we do behind the scenes to give our customers the best idea of the final visual.
Staircase design can be a seen as a complicated process, and whilst we’ve got it down to a fine art, we appreciate that our customers benefit by having a good understanding of what they’re getting. These drawings and CAD mock-ups give our customers the chance to really visualise their brand new staircase. The CAD mock-ups really helped Mr and Mrs Carri to see the full effects of what could be achieved in terms of creating extra space and light in their lounge.
Changing the dynamic of a room
After meeting with the Carris, it was apparent that they wanted something more modern and light than their original dark pine. The materials of glass and white oak were chosen to breathe life into the room. The old pine spindles had made the room feel closed-in, whereas the transparency of the glass allows the room to take on a more modern and spacious feel with light flooding in.
Speaking of the Jarrods approach, Heather commented, “We couldn’t fault the service. When it came to the installation, the boys worked tirelessly and efficiently for two full days, one of which was the hottest day of the year!”
“Jarrods changed the entire aspect of our lounge,” she explains, “They created light and space where there hadn’t been previously. We couldn’t be more pleased with the result.”
If you want to transform the look of your home with a new staircase, get in touch with our team today to discuss your options.