Deck and Railing Design by Archadeck, St. Louis

Deck and Railing Design by Archadeck

When designing a deck, look well-beyond the deck boards to unique railing ideas for a creative personal tone, all your own.

With today’s material options for outdoor living spaces, custom combinations and design possibilities are abundant.

Railing systems should be eye-catching from the view of your home as well as adding curb-appeal to your yard and neighborhood.

First, choose a railing conducive to your deck or porch design.

Benches as Railing for Decks by Archadeck

Benches as Railing for Composite Platform Deck by Archadeck

Safety railings aren’t necessarily required for platform deck designs; however, railings can be added to portray a ‘trendy’ or a ‘traditional’ character.

And in certain situations, perimeter benches or built-in planters can act as a smart substitute for railing.

Elevated and two-story structures will have railing requirements for safety; however, railing can be a key design element for a dazzling appearance and functionality too.

Next, choose material combinations.

Glass Deck Railing, White Picket Deck Railing, Benches as Deck Railing by Archadeck

Deck Railing Material Combination, Glass, White Pickets and Benches – by Archadeck

Railing choices for decks, porches, gazebos and screen rooms include:

wood and wood trimmed with metal pickets, vinyl or composite railing, vinyl or composite railings trimmed with metal balusters. aluminum railing, decorative metal balusters, railings with lights, solid wall rails, curved railings, spiral stair railings, wrought iron, glass, cable … and more.

Visit our photo galleries to see pictures of local Archadeck projects for outdoor living.  And if you live in the Greater St. Louis area, call us anytime, 636-227-0800.  (Elsewhere around the country visit to find other locations.)

But no matter where you live, make sure the railing system for your outdoor space is stylish, stunning and safe.

Related Posts:

How to choose the right railing for your deck

St. Louis Decks:  Decks With Railing

St. Louis Decks:  Decks Without Railing

Sources:  Archadeck Nova Scotia, Archadeck Outdoor Living, Beautiful Backyard Blog, TimberTech