Category Archives: Stair Styles

Trends in stairs styles and broad stair style classifications such as, contemporary stairs, modern stairs, arts and crafts stairs, formal traditional stairs, country traditional stairs.

Curb Appeal Moves Indoors

We often talk curb appeal the first thing a prospective home buyer sees.  Real Estate professionals say a buyer makes up their mind if they will buy a home in the first 3 minutes of walking through your front door.  So … Continue reading

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Staircases for Small Spaces

There are a number of stairs that will get you from one level to next while using very little floor space.   Here are the options along with the space needs, cost and ease of use. A spiral stair is a … Continue reading

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Chicago Stair Trends

Chicago Stair Clean and Simple Lines Chicago is known worldwide for its wide-ranging and remarkable architecture.  It is a little known fact, that Chicago is the stair design capital of the United States.  Chicagoland has more developed stair design and … Continue reading

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3 Items to consider when replacing balusters

3 Items to Consider when Replacing Balusters Updating Balusters to Metal | Naperville Stair 1. Bottom of Baluster Will there be a stain line on the bottom where the old baluster sat? This could cause the need to finish the entire … Continue reading

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Stair Trends; Updating Your Stair

I have a nice custom oak stair, but it looks out of date, and I’m not sure I like the oak anymore; should I refinish, or replace? If you are starting with a good quality product, stripping it will likely … Continue reading

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The Entry Experience; Incorporate Top Stair Trends

Open the door and…. WOW!! Whether you are listing your home for sale, remodeling, or building a new home, you want to make choices that increase the value of your investment. How important is your Entry Experience to the value … Continue reading

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Setting Design Goals Helps to Select Your Stair Styles

With the endless choices we have today, making the many decisions required for a building project can be overwhelming. It’s easy to make decisions based on “I like it”, but if that is your only criteria for selection, it is … Continue reading

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Stair Styles for the Arts and Crafts Style Home

Arts and Crafts styles have had resurgence in recent years. The Green movement of today emulates many of the same principles of the Arts and Crafts movement of 1900. The simple and modest style, in form, function and efficiency appeals … Continue reading

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Contemporary Stair Styles; The definition of now.

Contemporary architecture is often thought to mean “modern”. This is a misnomer, but it’s easy to see where people get this idea. Very often contemporary architecture is also modern. Contemporary literally means “of today”, so contemporary style is what people … Continue reading

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The Simple Beauty of Modern Stair Styles

Modern design is simple, which is why it amazes me how many forms of modern styles have developed over the past 100 years. Modern stairs come in forms for all tastes and preferences. It can be the simplicity of a … Continue reading

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