Spring brings dreams of spending time outdoors on front porches and backyard decks. Right now is a great time to take your home's curb appeal up a notch with custom railings that enhance the look of your property from the street or turn your deck into a truly unique space to enjoy.
Browse "custom fence railing" on Pinterest or Google Images and you'll find thousands of railing photos. Wooden, aluminum, cable, vinyl…there are a myriad of possibilities when it comes to choosing appealing railings for your home. So how do you choose the custom railing that's right for your home?
Start with Your Home’s Architecture
Think of railings as an accessory, they should complement the style of your home. Have a Victorian or formal home design? Traditional wrought iron railings tie into that look nicely.
That same fence in front of a one-story ranch-style home will probably look out of place, but a picket style or even a split-rail design could be quite charming.
Sleek cable railings complement the strong lines and geometry of a modern house, while glass railings are great for any property with an incredible view from an elevated deck. You can enjoy much more of that beach or mountain view and still have the security of safe railings.
Integrate Elements From Your Home’s Finishes
Once you've decided on the right style of railing, you may be able to customize things further. Try pulling some design elements from your house to incorporate into your railings.
For a brick home, you could add some brick columns in between sections of iron railings to tie the fence and home together visually. You could paint a wooden fence to match your home's trim color. Or choose a stain color that matches a wooden front door.
If you’re choosing custom iron or aluminum railings, you can integrate the same finish from your outdoor lighting fixtures into your fence, like matching antique bronze railings to an antique bronze front entry light, to give your home a cohesive look.
Add Flair with Custom Balusters and Accessories
Custom metal balusters can further take your deck railing from basic to beautiful. This is another great way to integrate design motifs from your home's hardware or outdoor lighting fixtures into your deck railing or fencing.
Common architectural details like “knuckles”, “twists” and “baskets” on steel or iron balusters add a great accent when interspersed with classic square or round metal spindles.
Finally, finish off a custom railing look with stylish post caps and even integrated lighting caps to give your railings real flair.
Make It Your Own with Fortress Railing Products
Your home is a reflection of you, down to the very last detail. That’s why Fortress Railing Products provides a wide variety of solutions and personalization to make your outdoor living space reflect your personal style. Iron, cable, aluminum and glass railings, post caps, lighting caps, and a variety of baluster shapes and styles in multiple finishes give you all the options you need to create the custom deck and porch railings that add appeal to your home.