How an oak glass staircase can transform your home

Haider Ali

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If your decades-old staircase is starting to put a damper on the rest of your décor, don’t worry! There are plenty of ways you can bring it back to life.

Many people think they have to break the bank to achieve a brand new look – but what if we told you that you can combine your old, wooden staircase parts with modern glass panels for a stunning, cost-effective transformation?

Many homeowners upgrading their staircases are discovering the beauty and power of glass staircase elements but how can pairing them with oak make them over?

Discover everything you need know about how oak glass staircases can transform your home in this article.


One of the best ways to bring your old oak staircase back to the 21st century on a budget is by replacing odd parts.

Replacing your spindles, for example, with glass panels and adding stainless steel or chrome clamps – among other accessories – is one of the most affordable ways to achieve a more modern look without having to spend a small fortune.

If your wooden staircase components are also in need of a refresh, all it takes is a simple refinishing or restaining job to get them looking as good as new.


When considering replacing old wooden spindles with glass panels, many people are concerned about safety.

However, toughened glass is much stronger than regular, everyday glass, so you can rest assured that it’s completely safe and that it won’t shatter or break. This means you don’t have to worry about compromising your or your family’s safety for a stylish staircase.

Toughened glass staircase panels are also Kitemarked, which means they’ve been approved by the British Standards Institution and are entirely safe to use in your staircase design.


Glass panels pair perfectly with oak staircase components.

Although glass is a less traditional option, it’s guaranteed to add a touch of contemporary charm to your hallway.

The warmth of oak and the airiness of glass is a match made in heaven and incorporating glass into your staircase designs will brighten up your home and instantly create the illusion of more space – complementing the rest of your décor beautifully.


Not only does combining oak and glass create a striking focal point but it can also increase the value of your home, which is great news if you’re considering putting it back on the market soon.

Many homeowners underestimate how much a new staircase can boost the value of their property but improving the aesthetics and enhancing the safety of your apples and pears – with glass panels for example –makes your home much more appealing to prospective buyers.


Both oak and glass staircase components are a breeze to keep clean.

For oak staircase parts, simply brush or vacuum the treads once or twice a week to keep dust and dirt build-up to an absolute minimum and wipe down any other parts, like your handrail, with a clean cloth dampened with a gentle cleaning agent.

Glass can be cleaned once a week with any other glass furnishings in your home using a soft, microfibre cloth and a solution of warm water and washing up liquid – adding a touch of lemon juice or vinegar to remove any particularly stubborn stains.


To find out more about how an oak glass staircase can completely transform your home or for help planning your dream staircase renovation, the Abbott-Wade team would be more than happy to help.

With decades of experience, they’re the best-placed team to help with all of your staircase renovation requirements and they’ve helped hundreds of people all over the UK achieve their dream staircase.

Get in touch with their team today by calling 01744 634 442 or emailing and they’ll get back to you shortly!

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