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Custom Deck Railing Systems Let You Make Your Railing Your Own

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 ...
Art Deco Balcony Railings with Modern Durability

Art Deco Balcony Railings with Modern Durability

A friend of mine recently sent me a birthday card, and when I saw the return address, my eyebrows rose. It was in one of the most prestigious parts of town, and as the doting father of three young ...
Modular Railing Systems Make Installation Easy

Modular Railing Systems Make Installation Easy

When I worked in a welding shop, one of our best clients was a local builder who specialized in large homes built to custom-designed plans commissioned by wealthy customers. He was a reliable ...
Exterior Stair Lighting Makes Stairs Safer at Night

Exterior Stair Lighting Makes Stairs Safer at Night

An early job of mine was building boat docks with a neighbor from down the street. He was the sort of man who liked to bring his crew back home and treat them to a dinner he cooked himself. He’d ...
Alternatives to Wrought Iron Balusters: Powder Coated Steel Offers a Timeless Look

Alternatives to Wrought Iron Balusters: Powder Coated Steel Offers a Timeless Look

Wrought iron is a timeless style that’s been around for hundreds of years—and its popularity continues to grow. I can’t tell you how often I meet homeowners who love the look of wrought ...
Easy Deck Railing Project Ideas to Increase Your Home Value

Easy Deck Railing Project Ideas to Increase Your Home Value

Getting ready to sell your home is a lot of work. There are a million things to think about, from replacing the bathroom tiles to repainting the walls, and sometimes even doing a large-scale ...
Brownstone Iron Railing Adds Elegance to Stairs and Decks

Brownstone Iron Railing Adds Elegance to Stairs and Decks

Over the holidays I got to see many old friends across the country. In Texas, I visited a friend in the Brownstone development near Austin; in Alabama, I drove past a place called The Brownstones on ...
Sturdy and Family-Friendly Rustic Railing Ideas

Sturdy and Family-Friendly Rustic Railing Ideas

When my friend bought his A-frame home in the woods there was a lot to work to do. The house needed remodeling and the land needed some clearing. He decided to kill two birds with one stone, and ...
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 ...