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Unique Railing Design Ideas: Curved Balusters Bring Soft Lines to Your Deck

Your home is an expression of who you are, from the paint on the wall to the flooring style to the throw pillows on the sofa....

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Railing

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 fe...

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Decking

Use Decking and Fasteners That Are as Safe as Your Home's Indoor Flooring

Once upon a remodeling project, I was carrying an old stove out of the kitchen onto the deck. I’d checked the deck before wal...

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Railing

Railings for Retaining Walls: Combining Industrial Strength and Elegance

When I was a teenager I actually walked right off a retaining wall. Distracted by the starry sky above, I took a step and soo...

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Fencing

Finding Secure and Beautiful Fencing for a Gated Community

Once upon a time, while working as an apprentice for a big residential construction company, my company was called to put up...

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Railing

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

Maintaining a view while still providing something sturdy to lean on are two of the more basic requirements of a good railing...

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Decking

The Best Decking for Direct Sunlight Doesn’t Fade or Degrade After Years of Sun

I can’t count the times I’ve wandered out onto a southern exposure deck and found it cooked and grayed to the point of struct...

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Decking

No Rot Decking Makes a Safe and Long-Lasting Deck

When I was a kid visiting my grandparents’ house, I looked forward to the summer rain. It would wet the wooden walkways and d...

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Railing

Building Materials for Humid Climates: Powder-Coated Metal Railings

A few years ago, a friend of mine invited me down to Florida to catch grouper. It had been awhile since we’d seen each other...

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Decking

Choosing a Water-Resistant Composite Decking for Your Pool Deck

In the past few years, one of my not-so-infrequent jobs has been to perform renovations on poolside patio areas. Very often,...

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Railing

For the Best Fence for Your Front Yard, Choose a Versatile and Classic Look

A few years ago, I was working in an old historic neighborhood, tasked with giving an old colonial house some much-needed cur...

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Railing

How to Choose Decking for a Summer House That Doesn't Require Maintenance

While living in Europe, I had the great honor of contributing a little sweat equity to the upkeep of one of my friends’ summe...

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Decking

Barefoot-Friendly Decking: Make Your Deck a Splinter-Free Haven

A little while ago a friend of mine, who frequently hosts parties and loves going barefoot, built a massive deck that connect...

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Railing

Create an Open View with Glass Railings for Balconies

One of the ladies I used to work with owned a nice property on the water. It was a small apartment complex she inherited from...

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Railing

Modern Veranda Railing Ideas: Cable, Metal, and Glass Deck Railings

A client called me up recently to get some ideas for veranda railing design and decorative options. They had a beautiful home...

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