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Old Home, New Stairs

Renovation Project

Old homes can have a lot of class and charm, but they can also be rife with failing structures such as creaking stairs. Finding a way to replace these stairs while maintaining the home’s charm can be difficult. A solid wood or forged iron spiral stair from Paragon is a great way to solve for this potential problem. Our DIY kit spiral stairs make any renovation or other construction project in an old home a lot simpler thanks to our easy-to-assemble system, and the result is something that’s aesthetically unique and bold.

Match Old Wood Elements

Old homes often have several all wood elements. From such features as solid wood molding, to doors, to fireplace mantels, solid wood is a staple in many old houses. Paragon makes it easy to match wood-rich themes like this, regardless of the species of wood. This ability to match is thanks to the fact that we offer over a dozen different species of wood for building your spiral stair. All of our wood components are hand-made in-house by our own workshop too, giving you unbeatable quality.

Old World Victorian Charm

Another option for replacing an old stair with something that offers modern reliability yet classic refinement is a Paragon Configurable Forged Iron spiral stair. The Victorian look and feel of ornate, forged iron components tie together any atmosphere designed with elegance in mind. Paragon’s forged iron line also allows you the opportunity to personalize such features as spindles and even center column toppers.

So picture a forged iron stair paired with vintage colored walls, worn looking wood accents, distressed leather chairs, or weathered pieces of furniture. The whimsy of a spiral stair adds the perfect touch to such a setting.


If you want to take you old home’s décor theme in a different direction, then you can try adding a modern spiral stair to your space. This decision can either modernize your space or create an interesting contrast between the vintage style of the room and the contemporary style of the stair. Simply install a Configurable Steel spiral stair from Paragon with simplistic, tube style spindles and railing and steps with sleek lines. A spiral stair with a clean silhouette placed in an old-fashioned setting is a great way to generate a stark, visual contrast that will stand out and show multiple facets of your personality.

Create Space

One great way to update a room in an older home is to open it up. Replacing a traditional stair that has a faux wall with a spiral stair is a great way to open up the space. A spiral stair’s small footprint means you have a lot more open space to work with to create that minimalist look, which goes back to creating that stark contrast of old paired with new.

Add Value

Using a spiral staircase for a renovation project not only gives it a facelift, it can also add value if you intend to flip the home or just sell it down the line eventually. The increased safety of the spiral stair over the creaky, steep steps that were probably there before makes the house more appealing to potential buyers with children or small pets. Plus the additional open space creates a more attractive aesthetic element.

Expedite Process

Finally, a DIY spiral staircase from Paragon allows you to expedite any renovation process. Our easy-to-install system means you can install the stair with the help of just one other person in the course of less than a weekend. Which allows you to move on to the next stage of your project quicker. With more time on your hands, you can better create the exact theme of old charm you desire, or work on finding the right balance between old and new to show your unique personality.

Discover what you can do with a new stair in your old home, whether you wish to preserve the classic look or add a modern element. Let Paragon Stairs work with you to come up with the perfect solution to give your idea form so your quirky personality can show through.