L.J. Smith Blog

August 8, 2019

CUSTOM STAIR SYSTEMS A SPECIALTY AT L.J. SMITH®

No two stair systems are alike. That's what Lowell Braunschweig, Production Manager at L.J. Smith® Stair Systems will tell you...

 

July 16, 2019

INDUSTRIAL STAIR SYSTEM HELPS CREATE SLAM DUNK INDOOR SPORTS COURT

When Mike Mielke picked up the ball and started running with a new stair design project for a residential indoor sports court, he relied on L.J. Smith® Stair Systems to help him...

 

July 2, 2019

COOLEST TREND: SLEEK STAINLESS STEEL

Unimpeded views, a good complement to industrial-look furnishings and ease of maintenance. According to our experts at L.J. Smith®  Stair Systems, these are just three of the reasons why...

 

June 20, 2019

CUSTOM CARE FOR UN-CUSTOM CUSTOMER NEEDS

Did you ever want to design something completely out-of-the-box for your home? We can help.

 

June 4, 2019

DIY STAIRWAY MAKEOVER

Back in 2016, Scott and Julie Hardy were ready for a new staircase. Their home's existing stairway system was boring and dated...

 

May 1, 2019

L.J. SMITH STAIR SYSTEMS FEATURED ON BARGAIN MANSIONS TV SHOW

When it comes to home projects, very few people can beat Tamara Day and the know-how she's gained over the years. That's why millions of people are tuning in...

 

April 23, 2019

THINK LIKE A CHILD, DESIGN LIKE AN ADULT

Creativity is an important part of the human spirit. Just talk with a four-year-old and ask him to describe the perfect tree house or cars that zoom through the sky...

 

April 10, 2019

DECORATE YOUR HOME!

Happy National Decorating Month! Instead of worrying about paint swatches and tile samples, we invite you to think big in April...

 

March 26, 2019

CHOICES, CHOICES!

Need inspiration? Looking for "just the right" stairway system? Our new "Inner Artistry" catalog and L.J. Smith website can provide both!

 

March 14, 2019

YOU CAN NEVER ASK TOO MANY QUESTIONS

Go ahead---ask us a question. After all, today is International Ask a Question Day!

 

March 4, 2019

WE'VE GOT FLAT SHOES!

Looking for the perfect accent for a Contempo Flat Bar baluster? We're happy to now offer...

 

February 5, 2019

FALL IN LOVE WITH A ROMANTIC STAIRCASE

Whether you're a fan of sweeping staircases on grandiose ocean cruise liners (think the beautiful staircase in the Titanic movie!) or the famous Scarlett and Rhett scene...

 

January 15, 2019

THINK LINEAR

Classy. Upscale. Intriguing. Those are just some of the words people use to describe our Linear Collection...

 

January 3, 2019

INTERNATIONAL CREATIVE MONTH

January. The month of fresh starts. A whole new year lies before us, with plenty of options for home improvements...

 

December 18, 2018

STAIRCASES THAT SELL HOMES

If you're a builder, you know that creating the "wow factor" inside a home can start right in the entry foyer---...

 

December 5, 2018

NEED A HAND?

What's the most "touched" part of a stair system? Of course, it's the handrail. At L.J Smith Stair Systems, we know how important it is...

 

November 20, 2018

TREND: MIXING METALS AND WOODS

What’s one of the hottest trends in stair system designs right now? It’s definitely mixing metal balusters with wood handrails.“Right now it’s all about metal”....

 

November 13, 2018

SURVEY SAYS

Homeowners in the Northeast and Midwest have voiced their opinion on their specific desires for staircase systems...

 

October 29, 2018

GOING UP

While you may hear the term “going up” on an elevator, we invite you to think about the expression related to your own home....

 

September 26, 2018

WE'VE GOT CURVES

Whether you’re trying to create a “statement stair system” that dominates a large entryway, or you’ve got the challenge of needing a functional spiral stair system...

 

August 28, 2018

ANATOMY OF A STAIRCASE

Balusters. Newels. Risers. If you’re considering a new stairway system, you may think you need to learn an entirely new language! Don’t worry … we’re here to help.

 

August 2, 2018

STEP UP TO A NEW LOOK IN YOUR HOME

If you own a multi-story home, chances are you’re running up and down the stairs many times every day. Why not make that journey a more pleasurable one? 

 

July 12, 2018

NEW METAL PANEL SYSTEM FROM L.J. SMITH STAIR SYSTEMS

Searching for the newest look in modern stairway design? Look no further. L.J. Smith Stair Systems has introduced a Metal Panel System that boasts a “welded” look that complements most modern or urban decors.......

 

June 29, 2018

TREAD APPEAL FROM L.J. SMITH STAIR SYSTEMS

Forget the old saying “don’t tread on me.” We WANT you to step on our Square Nosed Tread Collection!  This is a new selection of treads, false treads and landing tread all featuring square nosing.......

 

June 7, 2018

SPRING IS A GREAT TIME FOR HOME IMPROVEMENTS

With winter behind us and spring is now in the air, it's time to take a good long look at your home and consider what upgrades can be made. Spring is an ideal time to think about home remodeling projects and make necessary changes to your home......

 

May 23, 2018

VISIT L.J. SMITH AT PCBC

Thinking about heading to San Francisco in June for PCBC? We can offer you free passes to the exhibit floor! Read on to register online for free passes to the June 27-28 show at the Moscone Center......

 

May 8, 2018

NEW METAL NEWEL CAPS AND FLAT BAR BALUSTERS

Get ready … we’re giving you more great product options to set your stair systems apart! L.J. Smith now offers Metal Newel Caps and Flat Bar Balusters that support the modern styles of stair systems gaining popularity in today’s marketplace.....

 

April 25, 2018

L.J. SMITH STAIR SYSTEMS ENHANCES LINEAR COLLECTION

The ever-evolving Linear Collection from L.J. Smith® Stair Systems now includes a variety of metal newels. Launched in 2016, the popular contemporary stair system includes.....

 

April 10, 2018

CREATING THE "WOW FACTOR" WITH L.J. SMITH STAIR SYSTEMS

Forget about the grand staircase in Gone with the Wind. In today's design market, a stainless steel cable stair system creates the "wow factor" in homes across America.....

 

March 27, 2018

CONTEMPO COLLECTION LAUNCHED

Interested in a new look for a project? Then take a look at our new Contempo Collection of iron balusters....

 

March 7, 2018

ST. JUDE DREAM HOME FEATURES L.J. SMITH STAIR SYSTEMS

When Jeremie Price, President of JB Millworks, was asked to participate in the St. Jude Dream Home project he didn't hesitate. And, when he needed a vendor partner to supply a showcase stair system for the fundraiser home, he also didn't hesitate. He contacted L.J. Smith Stair Systems. "Our family-owned and operated company...

 

March 5, 2018

WELCOME TO THE NEW L.J. SMITH BLOG!

Thanks for stoppping by our blog site - a place where we will be adding articles about the ....

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