Practical Outdoor Glass Stair Railings That Don’t Require Custom Cutting

Practical Outdoor Glass Stair Railings That Don’t Require Custom Cutting

A couple I know had their pick of homes at incredible prices during the recession. Ultimately, they ended up with a house on a hill that has a spectacular view over a river valley. It’s built with ...
Condo Balcony Railings That Install Quickly and Don’t Rust

Condo Balcony Railings That Install Quickly and Don’t Rust

Many years ago, with the ink still drying on his Associates of Science Degree and a kid on the way, one of my friends moved into a condo with a loan from his parents. It was managed, as most are, by ...
Finding Low Maintenance Porch Railings for Family Homes

Finding Low Maintenance Porch Railings for Family Homes

It’s a busy world. I’m a bachelor, and between work, keeping up with friends and family, and trying to keep my car running, even I don’t have a lot of time for home improvements and repair. ...
How Tight Should Cable Railings Be?

How Tight Should Cable Railings Be?

One of my friends—a guy I used to work with on construction projects—had me over to his house the other night for an evening of board games. During one of the many times his brother was trying to ...
What Is the Easiest Deck Railing to Install?

What Is the Easiest Deck Railing to Install?

I first met my friend Ethan in college French class when I was in my third year and he was in his first. I graduated the next year, but we stayed in touch as he went on to study for his master’s. ...
The Best Paint for Metal Railings? It Isn’t Actually Paint

The Best Paint for Metal Railings? It Isn’t Actually Paint

I used to be a welder in a shop dedicated to custom-made ornamental wrought iron. It was a small company with two welders and a painter working out of a single space. After assembling a section, I ...
Wrought Iron-Look Railings for Victorian Houses Complement a Classic Style

Wrought Iron-Look Railings for Victorian Houses Complement a Classic Style

Victorian is a term you hear real estate agents throw around a lot. The term refers to Queen Victoria, who reigned the UK from 1837 to 1901 during the height of the industrial revolution. ...
Mid-Century Modern Deck Railings Bring Any Home a Sleek and Timeless Look

Mid-Century Modern Deck Railings Bring Any Home a Sleek and Timeless Look

When one of my oldest friends bought his home, he was a bachelor, and he didn’t expect much from his house other than it keep the water out and have a working cable package. He managed to keep this ...
Railings for Front Porches That Invite Neighbors to Stay for a Chat

Railings for Front Porches That Invite Neighbors to Stay for a Chat

When I left college behind and bought my own home, I started to get restless. After a few months of spending my Friday nights at home and my weekends following my college friends’ social media ...