Railing upgrade,Hand rail upgrade, new handrail, repair handrailing, replace handrail Railing upgrade,Hand rail upgrade, new handrail, repair handrailing, replace handrail

A Client called us from Bentley Avenue in Los Angeles. She recently purchased a Condo for $450K and she was in the process of renovating.

Custom Wrought Iron Handrailings

The staircase and railing was a prominent feature of the Unit and really looked dated. It definitely deserved some artistic and functional attention. The railing had 7 inch openings (the current building code is 4 inches) and was only 36 inches tall (the code is 42 inches). So, we added balusters with collars in every other opening and also added a 6 inch reveal with scroll work across the top of the railing. In addition, she wanted a matching gate at the top and bottom of the staircase.

As you can see the before and after pictures here, this was a wonderful functional and artistic improvement!

Well, I posted the picture to above a few months ago; the fancy job in Manhattan Beach. We are just completing that project this week. As you can see, the Owner has great taste. I see two things as being important to producing a good product. One is the idea or concept, and the second is the quality of the execution.

Neither is enough on its own. A great design or idea is not fully expressed and communicated if the craftsmanship is poor. Likewise superior crafting of a poor design tends to be empty and unsatisfying. We need both together; it’s simple, but not always so easy.