A stunningly designed custom staircase is not complete without a beautiful handrail. In fact, it is often the handrail design that truly catches the eye and takes the stair system to a new level. Let’s explore three popular types of stair railing designs for a staircase remodel– wrought iron, stainless steel, and cable rail. Learn the highlights of each style and see inspiration photos for design ideas. As you consider a stairs remodel for your next home project, consider these three striking railing design options for carpet or wood stairs.
Stairs Remodel: Wrought Iron Stair Railing
Undeniably extravagant, wrought iron stair railings offer limitless design options and are suitable for both straight and curved stairs and balconies. Our ornamental metal products are hand-forged in our facility by talented craftsmen. Powder coating provides a far more durable finish than less expensive painted products.
One of the top benefits of wrought iron is its versatility. From clean, modern styles to elaborate Tuscan scrolls, wrought iron can be forged to meet your space’s needs. Below, we feature a beautiful curved stair with a wooden rail and wrought iron balusters. The unique combination lends sophistication and warmth – a beautiful fit for this luxury home.
View our wrought iron railing gallery for additional ornamental metal inspiration photos and project details.
Stainless Steel Stair Railing
Another popular stair railing option, stainless steel lends a sophistication and modern flair to a residential or commercial space. With contemporary clean lines and lasting durability, these railing systems are also highly versatile. Our innovative design team can bring your vision to life.
Our featured stainless steel railing below is the perfect complement to its freestanding, open-riser “floating” stair. The clean lines of the steel rail mirror the stair’s unique shape and add to the contemporary flair. The bright silver contrasts beautifully with the dark wood treads and white stringers.
Visit our stainless steel gallery to view additional photos from our unique projects.
Cable Railing System
Next, we explore another popular stair railing design option: cable rail. Also boasting clean lines and a sleek, modern look, cable rail can easily enhance any stair or balcony. Cable railing’s strength and durability creates a perfect fit for projects of all types, including interior and exterior staircases.
The project below illustrates cable rail’s ability to enhance homes and commercial spaces of all styles. Paired with wooden rail and newel posts, this cable rail system lends a contemporary flair to a craftsman home.
Check out additional photos and details in our cable railing gallery.
Stair Railing Remodel Construction Process
Whether you choose wrought iron, stainless steel, cable rail, or other design elements for your custom stairway, our team provides top quality and a seamless experience for each customer for every type of stairs remodel.
We support our clients through all phases of design and delivery, and our team makes the design process simple by:
- Guiding you in the style selection process
- Helping you to select a handrail system to complement your staircase
- Discussing installation services and determining which option best fits your needs and time
- Ensuring that your staircase is code compliant
Through our turnkey approach, each handrail system is constructed and pre-fit to the stair within our state-of-the-art facility. The system is then delivered and installed at the job site. This process eliminates last minute adjustments on site, preventing messy work and project delays.
Are you inspired?
Learn more about our approach to partnering with homebuilders, general contractors, and architects. From inspiration to installation, our team is committed to designing and building the highest quality custom staircases for any room in your house. Contact us to discuss your next custom staircase project. We’ll give you personalized advice on staircase remodel makeover ideas.
Posted on behalf of Southern Staircase | Artistic Stairs
6025 Shiloh Road, Suite E
Alpharetta, GA, 30005
Phone: (770) 888-7333