You'll want to consider whether the railing goes in a horizontal or vertical pattern. This vertical railing used on a metro Atlanta porch by Edwards Andrews Homes contrasts with the stacked stone layout of the fireplace.
White railing works well with any deck board and complements brick, shingles, stucco, or vinyl and fiber-cement siding. It’s a great look for stairs and porches, too. Fiberon Symmetry Railing features a classic profile in a sturdy, low-maintenance composite that never needs paint or stain.
Stairs can do more than enable movement on and off a deck. The flared design of these stairs adds visual interest to the space as well. White Fiberon Horizon Railing paired with black metal balusters adds a smart finishing touch that enables easy viewing of the surrounding yard.
A teak handrail and horizontal cable rails fit in with the urban environment of a contemporary Manhattan townhouse garden and terrace space. It's part of an overall project by Nelson Byrd Woltz Landscape Architects in Charlottesville, Va., which won an American Society of Landscape Designers award.
This unique penthouse includes the three top floors of its building and houses four bedrooms, three bathrooms and multiple living areas. Here, wrought-iron railings give graceful flourish to the staircase.
This gorgeous eco-friendly house is powered by a photovoltaic canopy that shades a large rooftop terrace. Other roof areas are planted with native species that provide insulation and screening. All waste is processed through a digester and artificial wetlands system.
A glass-paned railing and beige-colored walls allow the sleek metal framework of the railing to stand out in the space. Natural light from the surrounding windows and door flows freely throughout the area thanks to the transparent railing.