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Oct
2012

Tips for Choosing the Right Railings for Your Vancouver Home

October 17th, 2012 |

Railings are often considered the final finishing touch on a home. Whether you choose to add a railing for design or functionality, it’s important you choose material that will last and function appropriately in your space. And with the right contractor, you don’t have to sacrifice aesthetic for functionality. Depending on your preferences, with the right research choosing a railing that fits your budget, lifestyle and personality can be an exciting process.

At first, the choices may seem overwhelming. From choosing a Vancouver contractor to selecting the materials, each railing design choice has many variations. Doing some research before-hand can save you time, money and peace of mind. Below are some simple tips for choosing the right railings for your home.

• Consider Style: Before choosing your railings, it’s a good idea to consider the overall theme of your home. Think about the lines and architecture of your home. If you have a Victorian home, an elaborate wooden railing will look nice. Alternatively, if you have a more modern home with a box shape appearance, frameless glass railings or stainless steel railings may be more your style.

• Consider Your Neighborhood: While it’s important to choose a railing which fits the style of your home, it’s equally important that you choose a railing which matches your neighborhood. If your entire neighborhood has wooden or composite railings for a more traditional look, you may opt for a railing which fits the theme of your neighborhood.  For a newer neighborhood or high end homes, frameless glass railings & stainless steel railings provide a modern and classy finish.  If you haven’t really paid attention the style of your neighborhood, take a drive around and look.

• Consider Materials: Lastly, consider what type of materials you wish to use for your railings. It’s a good idea to think about cost, practicality and style. If you get overwhelmed with the many choices for railing materials, don’t be afraid to ask for help. In addition, keep possible color choices and finishes in mind.

By keeping these three tips in mind, you can ensure you end up with a beautiful new railing to enhance the interior or exterior of your Vancouver home.


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