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The benefits of using tread-pads over carpeting

January 07, 2013 2 min read

Many families require that their main steps have some kind of padding on them so that members of the household don't slip on the hardwood.
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A staircase design for the ages: The elliptical steps at the Nathaniel Russell House

January 04, 2013 1 min read

Charleston, North Carolina, is home to some of the most interesting historical landmarks in the country.
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The perfect stairs for a Spanish revival residence

December 31, 2012 2 min read

Spanish revival style homes are essentially the Southwestern equivalent of the traditional colonial residence that is found in abundance throughout the East Coast.
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Garvan Institute staircase: An iconic use of stainless steel and glass

December 28, 2012 2 min read

Stainless steel railings are a hallmark of contemporary stair design, though architects have been incorporating them into their buildings for decades.
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The basic design principles of a turned newel

December 27, 2012 2 min read

The most fundamental difference between a turned newel and a box newel is the general shape: turned newels are rounded, box newels are squared off.
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Paint your risers to make the entryway come alive

December 21, 2012 2 min read

A popular trend in staircase design is taking a traditional structure and inserting it with a subtle burst of color that has a substantial impact on the overall aesthetic of the space.
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The ideal staircase for a colonial home

December 21, 2012 2 min read

Every region of the country has its own signature residential architecture. In the Northeast, where some of the oldest homes in the country can be found, colonial residences are one of the trademark schools of house design.
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For a natural wood look, choose oak for your indoor staircase

December 20, 2012 2 min read

The kind of wood that you use in the newels and balusters of your central staircase will go a long way in determining the aesthetic direction of your main entryway.
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The details of stair carpet rod installation

December 19, 2012 2 min read

Your stairs make the first impression for guests about the design of your home, so choosing the proper materials and decorations to make the structure memorable is a task that shouldn't be taken lightly.
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The benefits of cedar on your staircase

December 18, 2012 2 min read

You want to make sure the wood underfoot is durable enough to sustain the wear and tear of regular traffic.
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The Loretto Chapel: Home to America's most mysterious staircase

December 17, 2012 2 min read

One staircase in particular has been the source of praise and bewilderment from members of the architectural community and the religious world who are not only perplexed by its design but also by the means of its construction.
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When living with a toddler, carpet the stairs in berber

December 14, 2012 2 min read

The second floor of most homes is reserved for bedrooms or private spaces, making it unavoidable that many trips will be taken up and down the stairway in the course of a single day.
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