August 25, 2020
Over the years, a great many songs have been written about stairs.
August 13, 2020
SUMMER OF LOVE
This year marks the 53rd anniversary of the Summer of Love. A social phenomenon that brought hippie behavior and trends to San Francisco, the 1967 event will forever be remembered as a turning point in style and fashions. Here's an idea. Make 2020 YOUR Summer of Love.
July 28, 2020
MARTIN STAIRWAYS CRAFTS 1,700 STAIR SYSTEMS
Curved, straight, or twisted. If you have a stairway system and live in southern California, chances are very strong that Martin Stairways was your installer.
July 20, 2020
HOME UPGRADES THAT MAKE A DIFFERENCE
Inside and out, the right home improvement projects can positively impact your home's value.
July 2, 2020
MADE IN THE USA
Today is "Made in the USA Day" ...a celebration all of our employees fully support.
June 17, 2020
DIY STAIRWAY UPGRADE TRANSFORMS HOME INTERIOR
Influencer Denise Sabia loves home challenges. A house flipper and DIY expert, Sabia recently tackled changes in a townhouse she purchased in 2018. First up --- a new stairway system.
June 2, 2020
NEW STAINLESS STEEL RAILING SYSTEM THAT MEETS HOT STYLE TREND ON WEST COAST
If you're lucky enough to live on the West Coast, then this story --- and railing system --- is for you!
May 21, 2020
EXPERIENCE IN EVERY TOUCH
From working on a custom staircase at the Trump National Golf Club in Bedminster, N.J. to unique customer showroom displays, John Sandy has had many memorable moments in his 42-year career with L.J. Smith® Stair Systems.
May 5, 2020
STAIRWAY OPTIONS 101
You're building a new home --- congratulations! Or, you're refurbishing a cherished, older home. Again, congratulations.
April 21, 2020
EARTH DAY IS EVERY DAY AT L.J. SMITH® STAIR SYSTEMS
Our employees at L.J. Smith® Stair Systems manufacturing and distribution facilities know all about recycling. Our team has solid environmental practices in place...
April 7, 2020
DIY STAIRCASE TRANSFORMATION IN ONE AFTERNOON
It doesn't get easier than this. Cut and hammer out an old wood baluster from your stairway system. Then replace it with a decorative iron baluster.
March 24, 2020
STEP UP TO NEW HOME INTERIOR ACCENTS
Want to feel good about yourself and your home? Then set your sights on interior home improvement projects.
March 12, 2020
L.J. SMITH® OFFERS NEW INSTALLATION VIDEOS ONLINE
Need some extra help with the installation of our interior stairs systems? We've got just the thing. L.J. Smith as just added 12 new installation videos to our online library of resources.
February 27, 2020
PEOPLE ARE TALKING...ABOUT L.J. SMITH
Sure, we could talk all day about the stair systems and stair parts at L.J. Smith. It's our favorite topic! But, we thought today you'd like to hear from others about our top quality products.
February 14, 2020
GET A NEW STAIRWAY LOOK WITH MINIMAL EFFORT
Here's a riddle: How can you take wooden balusters out of a stairway and still keep it standing? The answer is: by using IronPro™ Iron Baluster Fasteners.
January 13, 2020
MAKE YOUR DREAMS COME TRUE
Today is a special day. It's "Make Your Dreams Come True" Day ... and, if you're dreaming of a new stairway system in your home, we can help.
January 7, 2020
2020 INTERIOR DESIGN TRENDS: WOOD MEETS METALS
Experts from companies within our NOVO Building Products family are anticipating a design trend swing that encompasses both wood and metal interior accents in 2020...
December 17, 2019
PLAYING WITH KNIVES
Dennis Martin breaks all the "Mom Rules" --- he plays with knives for a living. A moulding operator at our L.J. Smith® Stair Systems in Puyallup, Wash...
December 1, 2019
ENTER NOW: 2019 DECK YOUR STAIRS PHOTO CONTEST!
Get ready to decorate your home's staircase and win extra cash for the holidays! We're holding our 2019 Deck Your Stairs Photo Contest from December 1-15, 2019 Four winners will each win $100 cash prizes....
November 5, 2019
November is National Long-Term Care Awareness Month ... a special designation that deserves special attention. At L.J. Smith, we're fortunate to have our stairway systems...
October 31, 2019
FALL HOME IMPROVEMENT PROJECT: REPLACE YOUR STAIRWAY'S BALUSTERS
Ready to change up the look of your home interior before the holidays? We've got the answer! Turn your boring staircase into a stunning showplace! The easy-to-install IronProTM system...
October 22, 2019
BRAG A BIT? DON'T MIND IF WE DO!
October is Self Promotion Month. But, rather than us bragging on ourselves, we'll let others do the promoting for us! Here are some comments from people who have installed and/or have our L.J. Smith Stair Systems in their homes:
October 7, 2019
STAIR PARTS GURU: CARL BOUCHEE
If there was a wise wizard sitting atop a mountain with all the imaginable information on stair parts, it would be Carl Bouchee. With his 38 years of industry experience, Bouchee regularly advises...
September 23, 2019
OPTIONS. OPTIONS. OPTIONS.
When it comes to stairway options, L.J. Smith® Stair Systems offers a large assortment of both on-trend and "anything goes" options. It's that widespread mix that sets our company apart in the stair parts industry...
September 9, 2019
ATLANTA CUSTOM BUILDER RELIES ON QUALITY STAIR SYSTEMS FROM L.J. SMITH
For more than 20 years Gregory Amico has been making dreams come true for people in the Atlanta area. With the creation of each elegant house his company builds, families find...
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
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
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
Homeowners in the Northeast and Midwest have voiced their opinion on their specific desires for staircase systems...
October 29, 2018
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 ....