We are at the concept stage of planning to extend our home - we live in a bungalow, a very common house style here in Sydney. As the houses are old and the ceilings are high attention to detail is the key I think to getting stairs in that look good and fit with the older part of the house. So I am getting into photos now of panelling, balustrades, handrails and whatever you call the post at the end of the stairs . . .