It doesn’t take much to take your deck to the next level. It’s the little details that bring out the best in decking. We offer more than just lumber. We offer a variety of materials and products that are necessary to construct dream homes. Believe it or not, deck railing can make or break a deck. Here are some deck-enhancing railing ideas.
Mix Your Materials
This suggestion is for the homeowner that wants to stand out without a doubt. This suggestion is eclectic yet effective. Instead of having all-lumber or all-metal railings, you can mix both materials. Sturdy, horizontal lumber rails, combined with black metal rods, break up the monotony and add visual interest. This combination also serves as less of a visual barrier, giving you a better view.
Play Around With Spacing
Even the seemingly smallest of visual tricks can make your deck unique. You can create a pattern that breaks up the traditional feel of a wooden deck. For example, you can space your balusters in sets of three and then have a gap in between them. Once again, you can also mix materials to update a conventional fence.
Try Chunky-Style Railing
Oversized lumber posts create what we call a “chunky” style that you don’t see too often. Make your deck railing two-tiered for even more visual interest. You can also dress up your posts with ornamental moldings and post caps.
Add Privacy to Your Deck
One of the concerns that homeowners have about decks is privacy. Some homeowners don’t mind their neighbors having visual access to their outdoor living space, while others find this to be a significant problem. What you can do is build a privacy screen on your deck. You extend a pair of posts, and past the railing, and then fill in between them. Lattice, in particular, is an ideal option. You’ll get privacy instantaneously, and you can also add a climbing plant to add even more privacy, but soften the look as well.
The Deck-Enhancing Railing Manufacturers That We Partner With
Here is a list of our deck railing manufacturers/deck railing options available to you
- Endurance Railings
- PVC Handrail
- ACQ Treated Handrail
- Timbertech Railing
- Fiberon PVC Deck Railings
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