Inspiring spiral – how bespoke joinery can transform an oak staircase


Inspiring spiral: how bespoke joinery can transform a staircase

When renovating a home, the staircase often gets overlooked. However, the visual impact and quality of a staircase can reflect upon the entire property.

Staircases are more than just a way of getting from one floor to another, they can be a stunning feature to be enjoyed and admired. Like the beautiful unique bespoke wooden spiral staircase shown here, which was made to measure by our team at Acorn Bespoke Carpentry and Joinery for a homeowner in Surrey. You can view more details here.


There is a growing trend with bespoke joinery towards natural wood staircases, especially in oak. With its beautiful tones and distinctive grain, oak is synonymous with luxury and timeless quality. Oak also retains its wonderful natural colour and suits a traditional or contemporary setting.


A staircase offers opportunities for a striking, yet practical, lighting scheme. Here, the gentle flush wall lights add a glow to brighten the treads and accentuate the curves and lines of the staircase. In a compact, dark area, the subtle use of lighting can softly open up the space and provide your stairs with a warm, welcoming atmosphere.


A glass balustrade looks elegant from every angle and is increasingly used to stunning effect in both modern and period properties. The light-enhancing properties of bespoke glass panels allow the beauty of the wooden treads to shine through while maximising the feeling of space and light. Our team at Acorn Bespoke Carpentry and Joinery designed and installed this balustrade which is precision-made from the highest quality toughened safety glass.


To lighten a dated, dark staircase consider giving it a modern look with a limed finish. This is like a white wash, gives a light, refreshing appearance to wood while still highlighting the beauty of the grain. The simple chalky tones have a pleasing effect and are becoming a key trend for top interior designers and home renovators.

Are you planning a new bespoke staircase for your home in Surrey or West Sussex?

At Acorn Bespoke Carpentry and Joinery, we specialise in bespoke joinery which includes building the finest wooden staircases for properties in London, Surrey, Sussex and across the South East of England. Each commission is custom designed, made to measure and expertly handcrafted in our state of the art workshop to meet each client’s specific requirements.

If you’re updating or replacing your old staircase and would like to explore the design options for your staircase project, then please contact us or call 01737 300206 for a free initial design consultation and no obligation quotation.