I would love your suggestions with this staircase! It was built in the 1960s (yup building regs would never approve it now, would they?!) and is solid, English oak so it would be good to preserve it. As the floor is wood as well I was thinking of breaking up the all wood effect with a white primed softwood newel post and white handrail with glass inserts.
I am not sure whether to get the glass cut around the treads and somehow secure it or to somehow attach it to the treads. I have had various carpenters look at it and they have all seemed a bit phased by it all!. I have called a glazing company and they have said the carpenter needs to template any design. It has become very frustrating!!!
One thing is certain, I need advice and I need to make these stairs an awful lot safer than they are! One more thing, I was thinking of also wrapping carpet around the treads, as they are quite slippery, to make it cosier and also again to break up all the wood. Has anyone done this with an open staircase What do you reckon? Thank you in advance