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The Glass Staircase: Innovative and Fresh Alpharetta, GA


The Glass Staircase: Innovative and Fresh

Glass Staircase Atlanta GA

With both newer and better composition, glass is being used in more interior design projects, staircases included. Providing an innovative, fresh sophistication to homes and commercial buildings, glass is comprised of varying colors and textures such as transparent and opaque varieties, along with frosted, textured and smooth. Whether paired with wood or metal components, or…

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Cable Railing Systems: A Sleek Trend In Staircase Design

Cable Railing for Staircases

Though they’ve been used in commercial spaces for some time, cable railing systems are quickly becoming one of the latest trends in staircase design for residential applications. Perhaps this is due to the growing emphasis on modern, industrial décor, or the minimalistic vibes associated with today’s generation. Whatever the case, cable railing represents a sleek…

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The Exemplary Design Of A Flared Staircase

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As practical as it is impressive, a flared staircase is one that is inviting, yet conservative for those wanting to make a statement without taking up too much space. Therefore, as a versatile design, a flared staircase considers the specific style and theme of a residence or business, as well as the needs of the…

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Wrought Iron Stair Railings: Process and Design

wrought iron stair railing

A custom wrought iron stair railing can beautifully accent a straight or curved staircase. Offering striking appeal and versatility, ornamental metal is a popular accent choice for both commercial and residential spaces. Our design team is proud to create innovative, custom handrails that take staircases to a new level. While the style options are limitless,…

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Stair Design Photo of the Month- Interior and Exterior Wrought Iron Railings

wrought iron railings

We are excited to announce the winner of our stair design photo of the month! Augusts’ winner is a curved  staircase with wrought iron railings that was installed for a residence in Tucscon, Arizona. Our Arizona team worked closely with the homeowner to create a fusion of modern and rustic styles for this curved staircase.…

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Current Trends – Modern Staircase Systems Using Glass and Stainless Steel

modern staircase

A grand staircase will bring a sense of elegance to your home or office.  Current trends for custom stair systems encompass various elements of modern style, with stainless steel and glass as a clean and sleek option. If you are planning to incorporate a staircase into your home or business, curved or straight, glass and…

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Why Open Riser Stairs Are Gaining Popularity

open riser stairs

What are open riser stairs, and why are they so popular? An open riser staircase is one in which the “rise” –the vertical space between adjacent treads – is open, rather than enclosed.  This construction offers unobstructed views between treads and the unique staircase design option is quickly growing in popularity, both in residential and…

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Is it Balusters or Banisters?


Customers are often confused when it comes to staircase terminology. One of the most common confusions is the use of “balusters” or “banisters”. So, which one is it? While the team at Southern Staircase is more accustomed to using “baluster”, both can be used to describe the support systems of a staircase.   So what…

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3.4 Million Stair Railings Built and Counting

stair railing

Since our company’s creation in 1983, we have built over 3.4 million staircases, which means we have built and installed over 3.4 million stair railings. Stair railings can be the defining component of a staircase, and there is a plethora of options for homeowners, builders, and architects. This week, we share three examples of stair…

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Stair Design Photo of the Month- Grand Flared Staircase

flared staircase

Thank you to all who voted in last month’s photo of the month competition! This month’s winner is a beautiful grand staircase that was designed and installed for the Sigma Kappa sorority at the University of Florida. This staircase was sold by Don Wagner on our national team and was constructed and installed in partnership…

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