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28 Jan

Pay Attention to These 5 Current Modern Staircase Remodel Trends

A modern staircase can be a beautiful and memorable part of any home, a symbol of strength and everlasting memories. Remodeling your staircase is a wonderful option to change up your home décor with a fresh new look. Here are five modern staircase remodel trends currently popular for residential spaces.


Remodeling a Modern Staircase

Metal Finishes

Metal is more durable than glass, wood, and other materials. Aluminum, stainless steel, galvanized steel, and wrought iron all offer unique touches for a staircase remodel. Remodeling your stair railings, spindles, and/or newel posts with custom-made metal finishes exudes a timeless durable modern staircase.

Glass Staircase Balustrade

A glass staircase balustrade is contemporary and elegant. Glass reflects light; it makes even the smallest spaces appear bigger, brighter, and more open. Tempered glass is durable, low maintenance, and pairs well with cable, wood, and metal handrails.

Library Staircase

Add extra storage space for your books by installing a staircase library, (and maybe a small cozy sitting nook). Built-in shelving compartments are practical and convenient to hide away and get some good reading done. Everyone will want to hang out downstairs in the “book nook.”

All Black

Black can be easily combined with any other design or style in your home. An all-black modern staircase of metal and/or painted wood creates an ultra-lux contemporary look and exudes sophistication. Choose from a wide selection of finishes.

Timber Staircases

Timber boards are extremely sturdy and easy to construct. Wood, such as timber, can be custom-made and produce a beautiful rustic-style railing system. It is important to discuss maintenance with a stair professional because timber can bend, crack or decay without proper care.


Expert Tips for Staircase Remodeling

Material Choice

Think hard about the types of materials you want in your staircase remodel. For example, if the stair treads (steps) of your staircase are in excellent condition, it might be best to leave them as they are. This is a great opportunity to focus on custom handrails, balusters, and newel posts for your staircase. Think engravings, signature designs, and other custom parts.

Are you looking to completely install a brand-new staircase? Speak with a stair professional to decide on the most durable materials suitable for your budget.

Maximize Space

A modern staircase remodel is a perfect opportunity to open up and maximize the space under your staircase. Look at your space and decide what would work best for your home. What can you put beneath your staircase?

Professional Support

Simple painting is a great and exciting DIY project, but staircase remodels are best left to stair professionals. Only stair experts can give you advice on which ideas will work best for your home, whatever type of remodeling you’re completing.


Modern Staircase Remodel with the Experts at Artistic Stairs

The amount of time and money to remodel your modern staircase vastly depends on the materials you use and the custom style you are looking for. In terms of safety, practicality, and durability, it is important to consider all your options. Spend some time thinking about the pros and cons of each staircase remodel trend mentioned above.

Contact our expert team of stair designers and builders for your modern staircase remodel. You can show us inspirational photos or we can start from scratch together to find the best style and materials for your home. It’s time to make new memories in your home with an exciting staircase remodel by Artistic Stairs. Get in touch today.

28 Dec

Beautiful Functional Exterior Railings Complete Any Outdoor Staircase

Exterior stairs can make an impressive statement on the outside of a home. Therefore, your quality outdoor staircase(s) deserve equally high-quality exterior railings, whether leading to a pool area, playground, trampoline, or gorgeous open property. If you are a frequent host or simply just want to wow your family (or yourself), exterior railings are a great remodeling project for your outdoor space.


Exterior Railing Choices

Pair your metal, wood, concrete, or other stair treads with a stunning array of exterior handrail (banister), baluster, and balustrade choices available in limitless finishes. Exterior railing systems can be designed with wood, hand-forged iron, tempered glass, stainless steel, cable rail, or other metals.

Wooden Baluster System (with Metal Elements)

Known for their versatility, wooden balusters can be customized with carvings, etchings, designs, and more. Think about all the possibilities with customized metal or wood newel posts in a variety of wood species. Mix tradition with modernity with metal balusters or go for a completely rustic look.

Cable Railing Balustrade and Wooden or Metal Handrails

Cable has become a popular, ultra-modern material to use in stair balustrade systems. Similar to glass, it has a semi-open concept that welcomes the flow of light and movement. Durable, trendy, and functional.

Glass Balustrade with Wooden or Metal Handrails and Elements

Tempered glass panels are popular for their clean modern look and open-concept design which showcases natural light and movement. Extremely low-maintenance and a great investment that increases the value of your home.

Wrought Iron Handrails and Balusters

Wrought iron is the king of metals known for its robustness, lavish aesthetic, and versatility. Have your wrought-iron exterior railings stretched, bent, or twisted to your liking. This metal will last a lifetime and add grandeur to your outside space.

Metal Baluster System (with Wooden Elements)

Mesh or laser-cut custom metal panels can be designed in any way you would prefer from a variety of ornamental metals. Create a bold contemporary style or a traditional simple one. Add wooden elements to add texture and depth.

Don’t see what you’re looking for above? Contact our expert team of designers and builders to discuss a custom design for your exterior railings or balustrade system today.


Exterior Railings from Artistic Stairs

Never skimp out on the quality of your exterior railings, balusters, or balustrade system. Let us help you set the perfect ambiance for your outdoor space day or night. We have unlimited capabilities when it comes to exterior railing design.

  • Innovative and comprehensive services through every stage from design to installation
  • Commitment for over 30 years to building the highest quality, custom residential exterior railing systems
  • Industry-leading design team with extensive capabilities for completely customized, one-of-a-kind exterior railings
  • Flawless wood and metal craftsmanship using state-of-the-art technology
  • Trusted reputation for meeting the high expectations of our clients, ensuring the staircase makes an impactful statement
  • In-depth knowledge of codes and regulations
  • Smooth construction process, perfect measurement, and installation

Request a quote now. Email a picture of your current staircase, inspirational photos, or simple line sketches showing your exterior staircase’s basic dimensions. Upon receipt of the railing system plan, a formal estimate will be prepared for your review and consideration. Conceptual drawings can be drawn to begin the process.

We can’t wait to get started on the remodeling of your outdoor space.

28 Aug

Easy Home Stair Railing Remodel: Install a Striking Metal Railing

Do you love your beautiful staircase, but your handrails and balusters are old or outdated? Then, a stair railing remodel is the perfect project for you. Whether pre-designed or custom-made, a metal handrail system from Artistic Stairs is a great start. A metal stair railing offers robustness and a range of looks from traditional to ultra-modern.

Let’s outline some unique designs for installing a metal railing with metal balusters for a modern rustic look.


Metal Stair Railing System Options

Metal has been around for millennia as one of the most durable materials.

Wrought Iron

This type of metal is made with very little carbon and is therefore considered an iron compound. In contrast, cast iron has a much higher carbon amount. Many consider wrought iron to look like wood in disguise, as it has a rustic, grainy texture to it. Likewise, wrought iron balusters come in a plethora of designs and widths, along with powder-coated finishes available.

Stainless Steel

Stainless steel is also very low in carbon. Essentially, stainless steel makes a great outdoor and indoor metal railing material. It’s an affordable metal and is corrosion resistant. Yes, outdoor stainless steel railings and balusters will rust, but can be easily polished and repaired. A variety of shapes and widths give stainless steel its classic and clean look.


This metal is one of the most modern materials in the home décor and stair industry. Usually made of aluminum or iron, a cable railing and balusters offers an ultra-lux and sleek contemporary design. Do you have young children in your house? Cable railings are safe and extremely durable. Cable has been held to higher quality standards than other materials, making it a great choice for a metal railing.

Ask a stair expert about custom etchings or engravings such as your last name’s first initial on your stair railing remodel!

Metal Balusters (Balusters)

Just like the metal railing itself, the individual balusters or balusters can be pre-designed for you, or custom-made. A wide range of widths, designs, and even engravings are possible with different types of metal.

View modern railing designs to get ideas on balusters for your stair railing to remodel. Similarly, you can look through this our ornamental metal railing gallery for equally stunning metal baluster design ideas. Nothing beats the dependability and life of good-quality metal balusters.

Pre-Designed or Custom Metal Stair Railing Remodel

Are you feeling inspired?

Are you looking to restore parts of your home, but don’t want to do a complete interior makeover? Staircases and stair railings make a statement, so make one now by doing a staircase or stair railing remodel. Renovating individual stair parts, such as installing a metal railing, is a simple way to give your home a décor appeal boost. Plus, it can increase the value of your home equally as much as installing an entirely new staircase.

Are you looking for a high-quality local metal fabricator to install a stair railing system? Artistic Stairs has built and renovated metal stair railing systems all over the country for residential and commercial spaces. Whether you are looking to install a metal stair railing system indoor or outdoor, commercially or residentially, Artistic Stairs has you covered.

Contact our expert team of builders and designers to discuss price, project length, materials, and more for your metal railings.

28 Jul

Design Inspiration: Floating Staircase and Custom Stair Designs – Artistic Stairs

For many homeowners, a new year is a perfect time for a stair remodeling project. A custom stair design such as floating stairs offers a unique, modern style.

The new year brings a fresh start and a new beginning for inspiration and patience to reorganize sections of the home. In doing so, you may find that it’s the perfect time to add on to your living space or update an existing indoor or outdoor area.

Fortunately, there’s no shortage of custom staircase designs and inspirations when it comes to a home stair remodeling project. From a grand staircase to a warm traditional or modern-industrial style floating staircase, Artistic Stairs has developed a trusted reputation for high-quality craftsmanship and skill as a custom staircase manufacturer for 30+ years.

Custom Staircase Designs for Residential Stair Remodeling Projects

Perhaps the most important thing to remember with a stair remodeling project is that the staircase is more than a conduit to other spaces in the home. Similarly, the staircase is not simply about function. Each component (railings, lighting, color) combines to translate the unique style of a home or space.

Stair Flooring Choices

Consider the flooring of a staircase. Carpeted stairs, whether fully carpeted or covered with a carpet runner, add warmth and comfort to a space. Moreover, they keep noise levels to a minimum and provide an important safety component in the event that a person falls. On the other hand, the beauty of plain hardwood staircases is undeniable, not to mention the fact that they require very little maintenance and do not trap odors.

Floating Stairs

Even so, if you’re one with the minimalist trend, a cantilevered or floating staircase with custom lighting creates a simple, clean illusion, where designers might opt to omit the riser altogether. Given an example, a glass wall may serve as a guardrail on one side, while a slender handrail is placed on the other. Interestingly, while this type of custom staircase lacks structure, it makes more of a statement with the way in which it “floats.” Furthermore, given the evolution of staircase designs in recent years, the blending of seemingly contrasting materials such as woodmetal, and glass allows builders to flex their design muscles in fulfilling the unique needs of homeowners. In the same way, changing one detail of design makes all the difference, as in the case of floating stairs suspended by steel cables.

Floating Stairs Remodeling Project with Artistic Stairs

If you are considering a home remodeling project and would like to add a custom staircase or bring an existing one to life, the talented craftsmen at Artistic Stairs welcome the opportunity to work with you. Once a concept is born, our team embraces the challenge of constructing unique staircases of all designs and styles using various materials. From start to finish, you’ll find that our talented team is fully equipped to construct and install with a turnkey process and dependability.

Make your home décor dreams come true now with stunning floating stairs or other custom stair design. Get started today with the innovative experts at Artistic Stairs.

Contact our team now so we can learn more about what you envision so we can start designing.

28 Jul

Staircase Remodel: Modern Floating Stairs – Artistic Stairs

A stunningly designed modern floating stairs remodel is not complete without a beautiful custom railing system. It is often the handrail design specifically 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 modern floating stairs staircase remodel: wrought iron, stainless steel, and cable rail.

Learn the highlights of each style and see inspirational photos for design ideas from past projects. As you consider a stair remodel for your next home project, consider these three striking railing design options for any type of residential stairs.

Floating Stair Railings for a Modern Floating Stairs Remodel

Wrought Iron Stair Railing

Undeniably extravagant, wrought iron 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.

staircase remodel

View this wrought iron railing gallery for additional ornamental metal inspiration photos and project details.

Stainless Steel Stair Railing

This metal lends sophistication and modern flair to a residential stair remodel. 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 its contemporary flair. The bright silver contrasts beautifully with the dark wood treads and white stringers.

staircase remodel with modern floating stairs

Visit this stainless steel gallery to view additional photos from our unique projects.

Cable Railing System

Also boasting clean lines and a sleek, modern look, cable rail can easily enhance any stair or balcony. A cable railing’s strength and durability create a perfect fit for any stair remodel, interior or exterior.

The project below illustrates cable rail’s ability to enhance homes of all styles. Paired with a wooden rail and newel posts, this cable rail system offers a contemporary flair.

staircase remodel with modern floating stairs

Check out additional photos and details in this cable railing gallery.

Construction Process for a Modern Floating Stairs Remodel

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 stair 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 homebuildersgeneral contractors, and architects.  From inspiration to installation, the Artistic Stairs 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 stair remodel project. We’ll give you personalized advice on staircase remodel makeover ideas.