A Case Study In Replacing Spindles And Banisters In A 3 Storey Victorian House
The task ahead was to replace spindles and banisters for our customer Mr S in Hoylake. He is the proud owner of a Victorian 3 storey house and with the original spindles, newel post and bannister on the top floor.
The staircase from the 1st floor landing to the top floor has unfortunately been panelled in by previous owners of the property – who knows when or indeed why? As a result the original spindles and bannister has been lost or destroyed. The result has been to give this part of the staircase a look that is not in keeping with the age and appearance of this magnificent Victorian property. Additionally it has contributed to a reduction in the natural light available to the staircase by the application of the panelling.
Definitely a job for the boys at Real Room Designs. Our brief was to take out all the horrendous panelling. This done we then set about replacing spindles and banisters and anything else that was needed with quality products completely in sympathy with the age and style of the house.
At Real Room Designs we have a supply chain that allows us to offer new but authentic products to match the specific period requirements of this Victorian home.
The old panelling served to cut out light and cause the staircase to look dark and dingy. Why would anyone do that? In opening up the staircase with replacement spindles and banister we were able to reconfigure the first floor landing and create a space with loads of light and an airy feel to it.
As you can see from the series of images all the staircases look authentic and it has transformed the hall and landing areas. It is now in keeping with the Victorian feel of the property and by replacing spindles and banister we have brought this part of the house back to how it should be.
We have done a considerable amount of work for Mr S throughout his house. The scope and variation of work undertaken by Real Room Designs gives you a flavour of the types of projects we can accomplish. These include replacing old dining room cupboard doors as well as creating under eaves storage solutions and under stairs storage solutions.