We recently had a client reach out to us to fabricate a custom wrought iron handrail for their home in the Lakeview neighborhood of Chicago. Typically, clients send us photos for inspiration or just an idea of what they are looking for, but this client had done a few sketches for us and it was something we had never seen before. She and her husband apparently loved ornamental iron and wanted something completely unique for their home. We met up with the owner a couple times and visited their home to take measurements, as well as look for ideas on how to best match the vision they had of incorporating the existing design and expanding the experience of the space further.
Fabrication for this French Country style inspired handrail took well over 2 weeks, as there was a lot of forging as well as custom shaping of the metal. With most handrails we typically take existing metal and make some modifications to make it custom to the individual’s home, but this required every single part to be custom. We sent the client progress photos throughout the whole process to ensure that they would love the final product. Since they were looking for an ornamental style – they chose a simple clear coat finish so as not to take away from the metal look.
We fabricated the handrail before the custom wallpaper they had ordered was installed and then came back to install the piece and make a few small touch ups to ensure everything was perfect. The amount of ornamental metal in this home is simply amazing and the client loved the addition of the railing! It turned out that our shop manager/lead designer had actually made them the metal base for their kitchen table over a decade ago with another fabrication company, but they found him again with us through this project to complete the circle.
If you, or anyone you know, are looking for custom handrails to really make your home unique and beautiful – let us know! We work with designers, developers and clients who want something spectacular. Our goal is to provide safety and functionality while bringing an artistic flair to transform your home. We specialize in the fabrication of custom interior metal stairs, railing and handrails. Call us today!