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28 Aug

Easy Home Stair Railing Remodel: Install a Striking Metal Railing

Do you love your beautiful staircase, but your handrail and balusters are old or outdated?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 stair 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 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 have been held to higher quality standards than other materials.

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 stair 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 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.

28 Jul

Custom Staircase Designs and Inspirations for Your Stair Remodeling Project

For many homeowners, a new year is a perfect time for a stair remodeling project. 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, 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.

Stair Materials

Even so, if you’re one with the minimalist trend, a floating or cantilevered 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 stairs suspended by steel cables.

Stair 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. 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

Home Staircase Remodel: 3 Popular Stair Railing Designs

A stunningly designed staircase 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 your home staircase remodel: wrought iron, stainless steel, and cable rail.

Learn the highlights of each style and see inspiration 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.

Stair Railing Designs for a Staircase 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.

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.

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.

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

Railing System and Stair 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 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.