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When Choosing Stainless Steel Cable Railing Systems for Decks, Go for High-Quality Stainless

When Choosing Stainless Steel Cable Railing Systems for Decks, Go for High-Quality Stainless

Cable railing is a popular choice with my clients when I’m working on a contemporary home’s deck The narrow cables and minimal posts give an open, airy feel that really maximizes the view while ...
Railings for Handicap Ramps: ADA Compliant Doesn’t Have to Mean Ugly

Railings for Handicap Ramps: ADA Compliant Doesn’t Have to Mean Ugly

I’ve worked on several new school projects over the years, and one aspect that should always be at the forefront of a design is whether or not the building is handicap accessible Compliance with ...
The Best Railing for a View Is Minimal and Suits Its Setting

The Best Railing for a View Is Minimal and Suits Its Setting

Maintaining a view while still having something sturdy to lean on is one of the simpler descriptions of a railing’s job Case in point, a client of mine had just bought a 4-plex of condos that sat ...
Choosing a Residential Exterior Glass Railing System for Your Project

Choosing a Residential Exterior Glass Railing System for Your Project

Designing an outdoor space for a building requires consideration for not only the exterior architectural elements and color scheme of the building, but also the owners’ or renters’ desire to have ...
Creating a Virtually Frameless Glass Railing for a Balcony

Creating a Virtually Frameless Glass Railing for a Balcony

An old college friend of mine wanted to add a bit of drama to a very narrow house in Southern California As it was a townhouse, they didn’t have room for a big deck or porch Instead, they wanted to ...
Railings for Raised Patios Should Combine a Versatile Style with a Sturdy Look and Feel

Railings for Raised Patios Should Combine a Versatile Style with a Sturdy Look and Feel

For a few years while working as a contractor and a landscaper, my bread-and-butter projects were raised patios, usually built with stone pavers and raised with retaining wall blocks While I often ...
If You’re Choosing a Railing for a Flat Roof, Consider a Side Mount System

If You’re Choosing a Railing for a Flat Roof, Consider a Side Mount System

Once upon a remodeling project, a friend and colleague asked me to come over to their project site to help with a “small emergency” As I walked into the newly remodeled garage living area, I ...
Wrought Iron Railing Alternatives Have the Classic Look of Iron Without the Upkeep

Wrought Iron Railing Alternatives Have the Classic Look of Iron Without the Upkeep

Having worked in older cities in both North America and Europe, I’ve worked on a lot of properties that have called for porch and deck railings with a classical look to match the aged and dignified ...
Safety Handrails for Outdoor Steps: Tips for Keeping the Elderly Safe

Safety Handrails for Outdoor Steps: Tips for Keeping the Elderly Safe

Being able to make it up and down the stairs is something we take for granted when we’re young But as we get older, the ability to see, grip, and support oneself with a handrail becomes more ...