This rail design, called Chinese-Chippendale, is popular in the South. Since it was unavailable at home centers where this house is located, a contractor custom-built it.
Local building and safety codes were adhered to, and unique decorative touches such as the ball-capped finials were added to rail posts.
In contrast to this home's classic-design structure, the metal railings on its deck and stairs bring a new-millennium feel to the home's outdoor spaces.
Round rails are stacked to create a safer barrier, and the design of simple lines plays off the house's clapboard siding quite nicely.
The ingenious railing on this raised deck lets the homeowners enjoy a full view of the great outdoors while being safely above ground and somewhat protected from the elements. Crafted of extruded aluminum and 1/4-inch-thick tempered glass, this see-through railing can withstand high winds -- or a rambunctious dog -- without harm.
This home needed some major renovations when the homeowner's son became disabled. Their outdoor space had to be barrier-free to easily accommodate wheelchair traffic.
The thick and sturdy railing meets code, yet is still low enough for everyone -- including the son in his wheelchair -- to see outdoor views over it.
A pairing of wooden posts and wrought iron makes this deck feel like an open-air country veranda.
The railing was painted to blend with the setting and to keep it maintenance-free for years to come.