We made a mistake of calling it a facelift, but really, we should be talking about a complete makeover instead. It is really, really difficult to comprehend the radical change which has taken place during the last four days. Simply, we are in love.
|Black, white and wood|
In love and absolutely stunned. The new staircase looks fantastic, and it fits perfectly into the space - obviously, a match made in heaven, as it was a random find from an internet flea market.
|View from downstairs|
We are also so impressed by the effectiveness of our construction team from Txrakennus. Not only they were amazingly fast, but the quality of the work also deserves a humble notion. We are pleased to recommend their expertise for anyone, anytime!
|Lit by a Bubble|
As the staircase is old, some parts were missing, bent or unsuitable to be used in the assembly for whatever reason. Together, Pekka and the team already found customised solutions for many of these challenges, but of course, there are a few details which still need some work - including the replacement of a temporary securing system of the central pole as well as the first missing bar of the handrail.
|Securing the staircase - for now|
|Missing a bar?|
Nevertheless, these little shortcomings fail to dampen our exuberant joy of having the staircase assembled and in place, and being so positively surprised by the end result! Also, a practical benefit of having a flight of stairs going downstairs is that we no longer need to disturb our kind neighbours and cut through their backyard to go to take a shower...