I never realized how complicated it can be to go through deck railing ideas with your builder to decide on the right style for your home. Before we took on this build (we have never built a home from the ground up), I did not know about all of the nuanced decisions you have to make from chimney caps to deck railing designs and each and ever minute detail in between. We looked through tons of galleries and compared styles and materials before we finally ended up with this all wood design. The architectural style of our new beach house is very coastal cottage so we wanted the porch railing ideas that we chose to match that vibe and still be durable enough to withstand the storms (and hurricanes) that roll off the ocean.
So many people try to upgrade their deck railing ideas by tearing everything out and replacing it with newer "trendy" materials like wire, wrought iron, and sometimes even glass. I may be considered old fashioned, but some of the most simple wood deck railing ideas merely need a new coat of paint or stain to make them look brand new again. This deck pictured here was actually built in the 1980s, but our company pressure washed it (carefully so as not to harm the wood) and applied a coat of high end weather proof stain, and it looks like a million bucks now. Revamping your deck designs does not have to be costly or time consuming -- give us a call and we can talk you through some options.
I wasn't sure how I felt about aluminum deck railing ideas until I realized how much it opens up the view of our ranch from up here. Not that the wooden rails that we had before looked bad, but they actually blocked a lot of the view from the deck. Our neighbor suggested that we look into metal deck railing ideas after they made the switch, and I am so happy that my stubborn self listened to him. We got a pretty reasonable quote from our contractor and the job itself didn't take more than a few days. We chose these black metal rails to accent the best composite decking we could find at our local store. I couldn't be more pleased with the final look, and the awesome effect it had on the overall look of our outdoor living area.
I am blown away by how cool these deck railing ideas look against the ultra contemporary architecture of this home. You never really think about those small details like what style deck handrail ideas could go with the slopped rooflines, metal siding and just generally cool modern details of the house -- it almost seems like a silly afterthought. Usually I see wire rails like this used in more coastal or maritime style houses, but it actually really works with this design. I am not sure what they would have chosen as an alternative now that I think about it, I mean a classic wood rail would have just looked dumb against the edgy design. I wonder if they looked at pictures of decks for inspiration before they found this choice just like I am doing now.
I am definitely not well schooled in what is and is not popular as far as deck railing ideas. I am just trying to find something that will look good with the cottagey style of our house so that our new deck does not look like an afterthought. I am assuming that wood deck railing ideas like what they used on this awesome house are probably the most timeless look. I have seen a lot of aluminum or wire designs that give a good modern maritime effect, but I would worry that this trend would fade over time and leave our house looking outdated. If there are any landscape designers or architects on here that could weigh in on the dos and dont's of deck ideas these days, I am certainly all ears!
I am definitely a simple and classic kind of person when it comes to deck railing ideas (or pretty much anything else as it relates to exterior architecture). It is so hard and so costly to change around the exterior design of your home, and pictures of decks and patios are one of those things that really draws potential buyers in as they look at your home online. I would never want to turn somebody off by something as simple as how the patio looks. This house is a great example of how you can incorporate trendy deck ideas 2022 in a way that still feels timeless and elegant. Thicker wooden slates are definitely "in" this year but, luckily, this trend is something that would look fantastic now or in 10 years.