Cable Railing Kits for Decks Easily Create Taut, Even Cable Railings

People everywhere are looking for ways to set their homes apart, not just from other homes, but from everything that came before. It is, after all, the twenty-first century, and although we’re sadly bereft of jetpacks, the race is on to see what this century means to us at home. While we can’t control the […]

Deck Railings with Metal Balusters Match Any Home’s Style

One of my childhood friends has been the first to do everything: the first to go to college, the first to graduate, the first to land a job, and the first to start a business. Now, he’s the first to retire. When he did, he moved to a home by a lake in an exclusive […]

Black Steel Rail Panels Have the Classic Look of Wrought Iron

One of the jobs I got shortly after the military was as a welder in a custom metalworking shop. We built everything from aluminum boat guardrails to ultra-modern stainless steel lighting fixtures. Our bread and butter, though, was ornamental steel railings for staircases, balconies, and lofts. I would carefully cut each piece, bend it to […]

How to Install Railings in Concrete for Safer, More Stylish Outdoor Living

I was going to pick up a couch from my friend’s father-in-law, and when I arrived at the house, I was shocked to pull up to the black gate of Mordor. His father-in-law’s house is built on a hill, and has a seven-foot-high retaining wall in the front yard. Below the wall is a large […]

Create an Open View with Glass Railings for Balconies

One of the ladies I used to work with owned a nice property on the water. It was a small apartment complex built by her parents which she inherited and managed on the behalf of her family. The only problem was that people weren’t renting. She tried everything, including cutting rents, until her spacious waterfront […]

Contemporary Deck Railing Ideas: Choosing Railing for the Contemporary Home

I have a friend who is an investment banker but defines herself as a musician first. Not surprisingly, her home expresses her weekend-only ripped jeans sensibilities. The house is an old-fashioned brick townhome, but by adding the industrial aesthetics of punk rock clubs, she has made it her own with exposed masonry walls, clearly visible […]

Steel Railing Designs for the Front Porch Enhance a Home

When my friend’s great-grandmother passed away, she left the family’s old Gothic-style home in such disrepair that none of her children, grandchildren, or great-grandchildren wanted to take it over. The paint was peeling, there were rats in the basement, and it was anyone’s guess if the two-story front porch could support a person. Nevertheless, my […]

Custom Deck Railing Systems Let You Make Your Railing Your Own

I have a lot of friends, and they all live in homes with very different looks and personalities. For the most part, these homes started off as similar ranch-style homes with the occasional turn-of-the-century bungalow or Craftsman-style cottage. Over the years, though, my friends have marked their homes with their personalities inside and they’ve also […]