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The Right Deck Railing for You

Whether you’ve decided to start fresh and build a new deck or decided to finally update that “eye sore” in your backyard, your choice of deck railing is vital to the success of your deck build. Railings are made out of a variety of materials, including wood, aluminum, composite and clear glass. Take some time to look through the various railing options that are available and determine which style and material you prefer. Deckorators.com has a variety of railing materials and st...

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Maximize Your Outdoor Space

A small home and yard doesn’t mean you have to miss out on additional outdoor living space. Below are a few tips and tricks to keep in mind if you’re building a new deck or trying to maximize your space. First Things First What will the deck be used for? Will you entertain friends with a small four-person patio set and grilling station, or use it as a quaint space to lounge and read? Decide where your deck will be located and determine the shape. Square and rectangular shapes add sq...

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Four Additions for Instant Curb Appeal

First impressions are important and a porch can make a significant impact to your home’s curb appeal. A porch provides an outdoor extension of your home, adding living space and charm to the front. Consider four ways you can ensure your porch creates a warm greeting. Light Up Your Entrance Add sleek solar post caps or stair lights, which illuminate from above to brighten the visibility of a sidewalk or highlight front yard greenery. Post caps are an easy addition to make an...

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Matte It Out

Matte black is the leading color and finish in interior décor this year. From kitchen appliances and hardware to bathroom touches, matte black adds a sophisticated yet edgy look to any space. We’ve made it easy to add the newest indoor trend to your outdoor living area. Follow this year’s trend and go with a matte black railing system like ALX Classic Matte Black. The sleek color, matched with a timeless profile, is the perfect enhancement for your new deck. If you’re lo...

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Plan the Work. Work the Plan.

You may already have an idea of the type of deck you’re looking to build, or maybe you are just starting to think about the project. According to most building professionals, a 12’ x 24’ elevated deck with a staircase and railing can take one to three weeks to build on average. Get ahead of your spring deck building project with these planning tips. Start researching deck trends to find out what products are new to the market. From desktop to mobile platforms - ther...

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