Building out your deck or patio is only part of the equation when it comes to creating an inviting outdoor space. The deck railing is going to be just as important to consider. Do you want something that is unique and attractive in its own right—or do you want something that blends into the background and allows you to take in the view beyond your deck space?

‘A deck railing creates a barrier, of course, so that people and objects don’t stumble off the porch—but it also provides privacy and a visually interesting part of the porch or deck, ‘ says Emily Perez Lead Home Designer at Kitchen Infinity. ‘In short, a porch looks incomplete without a proper railing.’