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As a parent, deciding on the type of deck railing, though, is perhaps one of the most important decisions in finishing your deck. Railings have the biggest effect on the deck because not only are they the most high profile part of the structure, but a safety feature as well.

Building A Deck: Keep Railing Safety Ideas and Designs In Mind

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Deck-orative Ideas

WAHM Laptop on deck outside

Spring For A New Deck

Now that the income tax refunds have arrived, many homeowners are making plans to tackle those improvements that have been on the wish list or back burner.  My oldest daughter has plans to add a deck to her home.

I always wanted to add a deck to my home, but we opted instead for a gazebo.

Decks can be your own homeowner oasis while  providing the perfect outdoor space for an individual getaway or an evening party with friends. The fun part of building a deck, to me is choosing the design.

If you have young children though, there’s certain things to you must keep in mind.  My grandkids are now 1 and 3, and I worry that they’ll be able to open the sliding door out to the deck on their own. If you have a raised ranch, the locking mechanism on the door handles is very important to take into consideration, as is what type of railings you’ll have in place.

There are several deck railing design ideas for creating your perfect home deck.

As a parent, deciding on the type of deck railing, though, is perhaps one of the most important decisions in finishing your deck. Railings have the biggest effect on the deck because not only are they the most high profile part of the structure, but a safety feature as well. They can be seen anywhere your deck can be seen. You must, however, plan the railing system before you build the deck, because sometimes they require tying into the post system of your deck.

Once your deck is built, use decorative ornaments with your deck railing. Flower Shows and exhibitions are very popular during the spring.  Flower boxes create a nature paradise on your deck.  If you’re a work-at-home mom, take your laptop outside along with the kids, and enjoy a beautiful day!

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