Creating Craftsman Railing that Tells a Story

Posted on May 16, 2019 by Heather Fritz

Custom Craftsman Railing

For this stair railing project, we helped a homeowner capture the beauty of his 1914 stain glass window by creating a custom newel post design. Take a client’s vision for railing, collaborate on design and add master craftsmanship, that’s the Specialized way.

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6 Staircases that Leave a Lasting First Impression

Posted on May 15, 2019 by Heather Fritz

white oak mono stringer with glass railing and stainless steel handrail

Does your front entry staircase leave a lasting impression?

We share our 6 favorite staircases from our design team here at Specialized Stair & Rail. Let these stair designs inspire you to make your staircase stand out.

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Guide: 4 Ingredients to Define Your Personal Stair Railing Style

Posted on September 12, 2018 by Heather Fritz

  Developing a strong sense of style for your home is equal parts art and science, and your stair railing is no exception. As master stair builders, we’ve guided hundreds of homeowners and designers, clarifying the design ingredients that inspire them. In this primer, we’ll cover some basic ingredients that define stair railings, then look at three (of many) design styles.  Finally, we’ll walk through images together, using the key terms to point out elements in each style to help you become comfortable with the look and language of each.  We guarantee you’ll end our primer eager to discuss your own tastes and preferences with family, friends and designers.

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Guide: 5 Keys to Unlock Craftsman Design for your Stairs

Posted on September 10, 2018 by Heather Fritz

Experiencing a strong resurgence since the first Craftsman homes were built in the early 1900s, this style remains a fundamental movement in North American design. Embodying clean lines that showcase expert craftsmanship, Craftsman style draws much of its inspiration from the out-of-doors. As master stair builders, it’s our pleasure to show you how you can use Craftsman’s various elements or ‘ingredients’ to define your home’s style and have your home showcase your personal taste.

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