That is the question! You may be considering a complete revamp of your staircase but if you’re after a new look, you don’t have to start from scratch. Simply changing one element of your stairs can give it a completely new look, and upgrading your newel posts is a great way to do it.
Changing this one single part of your staircase can make it look like you’ve invested in a complete revamp and can give it a whole new lease of life. Many older houses used a completely different style of newels, compared to more modern housing and for those wanting to give their home a contemporary feel, the newel post could be a good place to start.
It’s also important to remember that an outdated newel post can compromise the entire staircase if it has become loose over the course of time, making replacing it a necessity. So how do you know if it needs to be replaced?
It’s inevitable that over the course of time, wear and tear will occur and a newel post may eventually start to loosen, which can cause the handrail to feel lose as well. This presents a potential safety hazard, as the risk of people falling down the stairs is significantly increased if they don’t have something secure to hold onto.
Replacing a newel post can be complicated and is something you shouldn’t try yourself if you’re not completely sure of what you’re doing. If you want to replace it and you’re not sure how, enlist the help of an expert, who will be able to complete the process professionally and safely, ensuring you, your family and your visitors are not put at risk.
And while most homes don’t have a huge amount of variation when it comes to the treads and risers that comprise the main part of the staircase, the newel posts offer a chance for you to really get imaginative and put your creative stamp on one of the most important parts of any building or house.