The Best Railings for a Narrow Staircase: Saving Space on Stairs with Fascia Mounts

The Best Railings for a Narrow Staircase: Saving Space on Stairs with Fascia Mounts

If you’re a contractor or architect, you’ve probably been frustrated before about how much building space the numerous staircases required for multi-level dwellings take up. Buildings like ...
The Best Balcony Railing Designs Are Easy to Install and Offer Customization

The Best Balcony Railing Designs Are Easy to Install and Offer Customization

Any developer, architect, or contractor knows that balconies are often something of an afterthought–they’re a selling point, but they typically don’t receive any special treatment or ...
For Porch Lights That Don’t Attract Bugs, Try Railing-Mounted LEDs

For Porch Lights That Don’t Attract Bugs, Try Railing-Mounted LEDs

  Ambiance is a word that describes a relaxing, happy atmosphere. That’s what a friend of mine was going for when she added a bunch of lights to her porch. They were supposed to create a nice ...
How to Choose a Child Safe Balcony Railing That Gives Peace of Mind

How to Choose a Child Safe Balcony Railing That Gives Peace of Mind

In 2015, little three-year-old Freddie Coulton from East Sussex, UK slipped between the balusters on a balcony railing and fell ten feet. The poor boy landed on carpeting in the historic Lewes Town ...
Curved Deck Railing Ideas That Don’t Require a Custom System

Curved Deck Railing Ideas That Don’t Require a Custom System

I’ve worked for a few people who wanted a deck that really stood out and felt elegant; specifically, they wanted a curved deck. One thing I’ve noticed is that those who decide to put curved decks ...
Tips on Installing Handrails on Brick Steps with Minimal Hassle

Tips on Installing Handrails on Brick Steps with Minimal Hassle

I had a friend with a frustrating problem. He was trying to install a handrail on a set of brick steps but every time he drilled into them to anchor the railing, the brick started to crack. That’s ...
The Best Railing for Garage Steps Isn’t Necessarily Wood

The Best Railing for Garage Steps Isn’t Necessarily Wood

A trend I’ve seen in new build construction is the tendency to set garages four feet or so below the level of the main floor of the house, which calls for a short set of stairs to lead from the ...
Easily Update Your Deck Railing with Side Mount Iron Balusters

Easily Update Your Deck Railing with Side Mount Iron Balusters

I’ve always loved iron balusters for adding a touch of glamour to a project. They have a sophisticated, old-world look that’s highly customizable. You can err on the simpler side with straight ...
Cable Railing Kits for Wood Posts Safely and Easily Combine Wood and Cable

Cable Railing Kits for Wood Posts Safely and Easily Combine Wood and Cable

I had a client a while back with a problem. He’d installed cable railing, but every few months, the cables had to be tightened because they started to sag. On top of that, his wooden end posts were ...