Creating a Modern Deck Space with Glass and Cable Railing

The perfect way to complement your exterior area is by incorporating a modern deck space. Decking can help create extra entertaining space, a place to relax and somewhere to sit and admire your garden or scenery. Decks are a great alternative to stone based areas such as patios and give an exterior area a chic modern renovation. Decking is also ideal for upper level terraces, balconies and mezzanine style areas and when accompanied by deck railing offer uninterrupted views over the surroundings.

Creating a modern decked area can complement a range of exterior styles including traditional or contemporary looks. There are a range of things to consider when choosing deck design to match your interior or exteriors spaces including:

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Choosing the best materials

A common deck material is wood, which is generally treated and naturally weather resistant. Wood decking is perfect for complimenting an outside area as the natural tones in your garden blend to bring fluidity in your exterior space. Another popular and lower maintenance decking material is composite decking. This material is a environmentally-friendly combination of reclaimed wood and polymer resins that create a high quality look for your outside spaces. The beauty with composite decking is it doesn’t warp, splinter or rot like natural wood and requires very little maintenance after installation. The initial outlay for composite decking may be slightly higher in price but in the long term can save you money on replacement or repair work.

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Selecting deck railing design

Once you’ve determined the style and materials of your decking, choosing perfect deck railing to accompany the base is the next decision. Two popular options for deck railing include stainless steel cable railing and glass railing systems. Both materials have benefits and complement a range of design ideas including:

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Glass railing system

Both deck railing options can create a modern decking area that complements your exterior areas. Choosing the best material for the functionality of the decking space helps create a safe and secure environment in your property.

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Decide on the location of the deck

Selecting the best spot for your decked area is an important step in getting the most out of this extension of your living space. Some properties opt for a decked entrance with seating areas whilst other properties make use of the rear exterior space to utilize privacy and security. If a property has incredible views over surrounding landscapes, decking is perfect for use on observation areas or balconies to create the ultimate outside space to soak up the views. In these cases, deck railing is the perfect complement as it opens up your chosen space and invites an extension of your interior living spaces. For properties that have large rear doors or glass patio doors, cable and glass railing options also offers fluidity between the living space and the surrounding areas.

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Extend your interior styling

Decking areas are a great way to extend the living spaces of your property into your exterior spaces. Here you can opt for detailing that complements your own personal style and tastes. For coastal spots mixing glass deck railing, natural wood colors and metal creates a cool, relaxed vibe. For rustic retreats, why not try a mix of cedar and stainless steel deck railing to create the perfect spot to soak up the outdoors. Or perhaps for city chic, create a decked area with crisp metal cable railing and industrial styling for a sophisticated and contemporary exterior space.