How to Update Your Staircase for under £200

How to Update Your Staircase for under £200

Often the first thing someone sees after walking through the front door, the staircase can really set the tone for the rest of your home.

Failing to freshen it up can really diminish the overall style of your property, especially when it comes to selling.

While it might not add cash value, a well-designed, stylish staircase can help increase the perceived value of your home, and at least get any viewings off on the right foot.

So, is it time to update your staircase and bring a lease of new life to your home?

If so, you’ll be happy to know an expensive full staircase renovation isn’t your only option.

Simply replacing a couple of your stair parts can make all the difference, giving your staircase an upgraded, modernised look and feel.

In this blog, we’ll discuss a few of your options when it comes to updating your stair parts on a budget. 

Create a bold statement with your treads

One of the easiest ways to give your staircase a refresh is refurbishing your stair treads and risers.

And there are plenty of ways to do it.


Soft and warm under your feet (perfect for the cold winters) and a great way to reduce the noise of people walking up and down, carpeting your treads is a classic way to add some style to your staircase.

With so many colours, patterns and thicknesses to choose from, you’ll be able to put your own spin on this timeless option.

Some opt to carpet their whole staircase while others prefer a carpet runner to create a simple yet practical focal point. The choice is entirely yours.


Tiles are a great way to enhance your staircase. Plus, they come with the added bonus of being easy to maintain.

Rather than tiling your whole staircase, you could choose to tile just your risers.

Choose a gorgeous patterned or mosaic tile for a bold statement to really level up your staircase.

Or, if you love the look of a tiled staircase but don’t want to maintain your simple style, glossy coloured or neutral tiles are a great option to tie in the rest of your design. 

Add a modern touch to your spindles

Spindles are quite an eye-catching part of your staircase.

They can either blend in with the rest of the stairs or be used to create some simple yet stylish contrast.

Usually spindles are made from wood or metal.

Which you choose can really influence the style of your staircase, so make sure to take this into consideration when choosing your stair parts.

Metal spindles tend to create a more industrial or rustic style.

Wooden spindles work well with traditional, homely styles.

Another great way to modernise your whole staircase is to replace your spindles with glass panes.

Not only do these create a simple yet effective look, but they allow plenty of light to flow through your staircase, great for smaller spaces.

If you don’t want to replace your spindles, giving them a fresh lick of paint or a new stain is the perfect way to freshen up your staircase on a budget. 

A simple upgrade to your handrail

Just because a handrail is an essential safety feature of a staircase, doesn’t mean it needs to be boring.

You might be surprised the impact a new handrail has on your staircase.

Oak handrails are especially versatile when it comes to adapting them to suit your style, whether you opt for an integrated handrail or a wall-mounted handrail.

Create a sophisticated touch with a simple wood stain or make a daring statement with bright paint. 

High-quality stair parts from Stair Crazy

Looking to update your staircase on a budget?

Stair Crazy has the solution.

Take a look at our impressive range of stair parts today.

If you have any questions or would like to discuss your requirements with our expert team get in touch today. Simply call us on 01942 365 509 or fill in our online enquiry form.