52 Lake Forest, IL Staircase and Railing Professionals

Have you been taking the staircases in your home for granted? An important design element in the home, staircases are like vertical bridges that connect two floors together. Staircase professionals, architects and home designers create unique, eye-catching and safe ways to get us up to the master bedroom or down to the kitchen. More 
Orland Park, IL, 60467
46 miles from Lake Forest
Celebrating our 100 year anniversary, Roseland Stair Works is a family owned and operated company since 1914. We have served Chicagoland and beyond as the premier quality-crafted... Read More
Big Rock, IL, 60511
50 miles from Lake Forest
Custom Hardwoods, LLC, has been the stair professional's choice for quality stair parts on the internet since 1997. We offer a huge collection of architectural stair parts for... Read More
Designed Stairs (815) 786-7600
Sandwich, IL, 60548
50 miles from Lake Forest
Designed Stairs has successfully completed over 150,000 stair projects and provide custom stair products across the United States, and have exported to Japan, Europe and South... Read More
HL Stairs Inc. (847) 778-8281
Arlington Heights, IL, 60005
16 miles from Lake Forest
At HL Stairs Inc., we recognize that no two homes are alike and no two people have exactly the same tastes. The flexibility of our collections makes them infinitely acceptable for... Read More
pleasant prairie, WI, 53158
19 miles from Lake Forest
Creating breathtaking staircases and custom woodworking. Read More
Krason's Group (773) 544-1219
Elk Grove Village, IL, 60007
20 miles from Lake Forest
Krason's Group is a small family owned business that has provided custom hand forged ornamental iron interior and exterior; railings, gates, fences, and architectural designs.... Read More
Lexco Cable (800) 626-6556
Norridge, IL, 60706
21 miles from Lake Forest
Lexco Cable creates tether solutions with wire rope, aircraft cable, and bungee cord. Do you need to hold it down, hold it up, restrain it or release it? Lexco fabricates... Read More
Step 1 Stairworks (815) 286-7464
Hinckley, IL, 60520
50 miles from Lake Forest
We specialize in Custom Millwork Stairs and Rails while priding ourselves in the ability to build/fabricate just about anything out of wood. Read More
Midwest Stair Parts (630) 723-3991
Naperville, IL, 60564
43 miles from Lake Forest
Midwest Stair Parts offers a well stocked warehouse including a complete line of quality iron and wood stair components from balusters to newel posts including all necessary... Read More
North Shore Stairs (847) 295-7906
IL, 60044
3 miles from Lake Forest
Lake Shore Stair Company (847) 362-3262
IL, 60048
6 miles from Lake Forest
Milk Design (312) 563-6455
Chicago, IL, 60608
30 miles from Lake Forest
Design Build of commercial and residential metal and glass staircases and railings, feature walls, partitions and architectural metal and glass applications. Read More
accesselevator (414) 727-2524
Southeast Wisconsin, 53110
48 miles from Lake Forest
We are your source for cost effective accessibility solutions for the handicapped and physically challenged individuals throughout the greater Southeast Wisconsin, Northern... Read More
Inc Cooper Stair Company (847) 362-9328
IL, 60060
8 miles from Lake Forest
classic stair llc (630) 559-0859
IL, 60126
26 miles from Lake Forest
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When Should You Hire a Staircase Professional?


Staircase companies work on new home construction and remodels. Designing and building staircases is a specialized skill; projects can range from simple and straightforward layouts to more elaborate custom staircases that involve hand-crafted millwork and metalwork. Whether you are looking for a contractor to replace wood balusters with iron ones or you need a complete stair installation, there are staircase professionals who can help you through the process, from start to finish.

Whether you choose a circular, L-shaped, straight or spiral stairway, most Lake Forest, IL interior design professionals will tell you it’s best to match your home’s overall style. Also, timing is an important factor to staircase installation. In general, you’ll want to wait for drywall completion, as drywall and priming create moisture that can adversely affect installation. Drywall compounds can also permanently stain a beautiful oak staircase, so treat and protect your new wood stairs like you would your furniture. Your Illinois staircase contractor should be able to help you with the details, so make sure to ask about installation and maintenance details before hiring anyone.

Of course, safety is incredibly important. Make sure that stair and riser height, sturdy railings and stable landings are all part of your professional’s priorities. If you’re working on a larger remodel, you might want to have your contractor, builder or architect collaborate with your staircase designer or installer.

Here are the three most common stair types:


  • Post to post: The handrail runs between the newel posts.
  • Over the post: The railing anchors to the tops of the newel posts. This classic style offers a fluid look, adaptable to any shape of staircase.
  • Combination: The handrail runs from the main newel or post and then runs between the newels.

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