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Expert Talk: Maynard Studios' Masterful Railings
These steel stair railings are hand forged, and no two are alike. See how they're made and how they take rooms from plain to breathtaking
"stair railings are hand forged, and no two are alike. See how they're made and how... Matthew and Karine Maynard create hand-crafted metalwork, and their individually designed... picture and say, 'I'll take that one.' Each railing has our handwriting, but it's the... stair railings are true works of art. The Maynards' work is always tailored to their... projects and outline their work process, which may just inspire you to add artistic..."
Architect's Toolbox: Aim High with Interior Railings
"evocative railings can take your stairs to new heights... porches and more all have railings to protect people and to make it easier to climb... well-made and carefully considered railing adds charm, whimsy, craft and style to a project... interior home railing. And building codes will dictate the minimum standards for how a railing... railing is to accomplish these functions. Yet railings are so much more. A wel..."
Keep Your Balance: Cool Railings
"Railings are a detail that can make or break the look of a room or even a whole house... right railing gets lost in the shuffle of the construction or remodeling process... stock railing recommendation. I’ve spent every moment since regretting that instant... my next railing look. Here are some of my favorites:... ladder-like and jump off. I actually think my husband might build the railings out of... year and a half but its really fun having a fancy home with railing like this, looks..."
The Up and Down of It: Staircases as a Focal Point
"Sculptural Stairways Take Homes to a New Level... dynamic and sculptural. After browsing through this selection of amazing staircases... each day and they can offer inspiration with form, light and texture. Here are four... cable and adjustments for the railings? Thanks... agree! Stairways are a way to celebrate transition. We pass through them many time... pendant and do you know if it comes in a smaller size? Thanks! Where would I find the..."
Know Your House: Stair Design and Construction for a Safe Climb
"how math and craft come together for stairs that do their job beautifully... -prom and wedding-day photos. And as a day-to-day utilitarian item, a stair is a... architects and designers spend so much time designing stairs, and that true craftspeople... choreography and craft are elements that combine structure and material — all set to a required... heights and tread depths, and more. Let's look at some of the considerations that..."
Design Safer Stairs and Halls With Universal Lighting Strategies
See how lighted handrails, stair treads and more can make navigating inclines and passages easier for all ages
"treads and more can make navigating inclines and passages easier for all ages... hallways and stairs. Navigating stairs can be a challenge for people of all ages, for... halls and stairs is 3-way switches, easy and very convenient, safes a lot of energy... Specialist) and stairs are eliminated, ideally. However, for varied mobility and for EVERYONE... LED's in stairways but will experiment with my own home and try this out! Love it...."
No Fall Guys, Please: Ideas for Lighting Your Outdoor Steps
Safety and beauty go hand in hand when you light landscape stairways and steps with just the right mix
"afety and beauty go hand in hand when you light landscape stairways and steps with... downlights and sidelights to those set in the risers or built into the railings and banisters... along stairways and near steps to allow you to walk safely, but not so much light... stairs and steps to your walkways and outdoor rooms, think about the lighting options... you have stairways, steps or uneven surfaces. With the right lighting, though, you can..."
Lean on Me: Balustrades and Rails Through the Ages to Today
These waist-high barriers offer protection on a balcony, porch or deck, but you're free to go wild with your balustrade style
"balustrades and rails on our verandas not only protect loved ones, but they also harmonize... balustrade and rail styles below inspire details on your own veranda.... homes and outdoor spaces! Love the timber railings. Some great balustrades here... timely and welcome indeed! And Scarlette1011, j'aime beaucoup what you have done... ones, and they look amazing. But they are very precocious... I have to clean them..."
Contractor Tips: Step Up to a Safe, Stylish Staircase
Understanding how stairs are designed and laid out can help you make the best decisions for safety and beauty in your home
"designed and laid out can help you make the best decisions for safety and beauty in... simple and elegant way for people to move between floors. The layout, design and execution... safely and comfortably a stair accomplishes this task. Lingo to know: Tread: The... which the railing is attached Runner: A carpet with woven edges that covers the middle... treads and risers Stringer: The supporting structure of the stair..."
Oh Say, Can You Believe These $200 Star-Spangled Stairs?
Once sporting a mucky 1970s look, this staircase can now proudly be hailed for its beach cottage charm
"city job and moving to a beach cottage in northwest Michigan to start a new life with... savings and a prayer, literally," she says of that first year in her new home. But... choices and removed and reused (even seasonally). You must have spent HOURS and HOURS... winter and butterflies for warmer months. There's a large variety of designs and colorways... cheery and bright. What a contrast from before! Night and Day!!! Looks great Great..."
Staircase Landings Worth a Linger
Galleries, libraries and reading nooks turn these go-between stairway spaces into invitations to relax
"libraries and reading nooks turn these go-between stairway spaces into invitations to... nooks and storage areas. Take a look and learn how to enliven your landing.... architects and designers mention "dead space" three times in the past week. I took it... dwell, and share ways to bring it back to life. Today's space is the staircase landing... use it and keeps them on my profile page for me so I can go back and reference the..."
How to Get Your Stair Runners Right
"peace and quiet, beauty (and safety) with a pretty carpet on the stairs... peace and quiet and added safety to your stairs. They can be understated or a real... stairs and a couple of children. It is the sound of a younger child racing down the... they slip and take a tumble down that last set of stairs. Bare wood stairs are beautiful... noisy. And if they are the highly polished type of wood, it is very easy to slip on..."
Embellish Your Stairway, Beautify Your Home
Too often staircases are left plain, when a little decorating can wake up the space and tie rooms together
"decorate your stairway and also make good use of it. More: What's Hiding Under the Stairs... Stairways are a prominent architectural feature in any home, but are usually ignored... many stairways remain plain when adding just a little something helps create a theme... in the stairway; otherwise the lack of décor will cause a disruption. Decorate the... your home and make it the ambassador of your theme. Here are a few ideas on how to decorate..."
Geometric Runners Shape Stairway Style
Can a geometric-patterned runner hide stains, protect stairs and create interest in interior designs? You do the math
"stairs and create interest in interior designs? You do the math... color and pattern into an interior while also protecting high-traffic stairways.... hide dirt and wear and tear exceptionally well while bringing intrigue into practically... Hollywood and waterfall. A Hollywood runner hugs every nook and cranny of a staircase... mind. And I've come to the conclusion that I love geometric-patterned runners just... the nose and to the riser. A waterfall runner falls directly from the nose of the tread..."
10 High Designs for the Handrail
"artisans and craftspeople, the stairs should no longer be ignored. With a little forethought... forethought and some creativity, the staircase can become a true statement in your home... style and design into the handrail.... the open rail - or painted into the wall. Nearly half of these remarkable railings wouldn't... these hand rails would not meet code in Canada either . These are 2 of the railings that... lovely.. and here is how my home looks We make custom staircases and work within codes..."