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Need railing for front steps

SD2012November 7, 2012
We are looking to put modern railings for the front steps of this house - needed soon! We are looking for metal rod or rail. Help with any ideas!
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lionnessone
How about a pergola with iron railings, I have attached some pictures of my favorite pergolas from Houzz.
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    Bookmark   November 7, 2012 at 5:36PM
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SD2012
Thanks for the pictures and ideas. We are looking for a modern look - like rod railing.
    Bookmark   November 7, 2012 at 5:42PM
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Dytecture
Perhaps something more streamlined to compliment the style of the house.

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    Bookmark   November 7, 2012 at 7:07PM
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Dana Veach
Shagha...go to the home page on Houzz, click on "products," and type "metal stair railings" into the search bar. You will find a variety of styles and manufacturers that should provide some ideas for you. I saw some elegant and very simplified lines in steel that I think might complement your home nicely without drawing attention away from the powerful design. Best wishes, and I hope this is helpful. (I love the lines, colors, and materials of your home, and I hope you will share the final result with us when you are done!)
    Bookmark   November 7, 2012 at 7:42PM
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houssaon
How about:
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    Bookmark   November 7, 2012 at 7:47PM
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victorianbungalowranch
I would go to a commercial supplier to get the chunky modern look you want. Cable rail systems with powdercoated or stainless handrails look very modern. Glass panels can look nice too, but are usually used for larger installations.

Allternatively, you could build a low wall to frame the steps and stoop on both sides to make it safer for the little guy.

Love the door, but that nifty half moon design is getting lost because it is so dark. A different finish or a pop of color might look nice with the green siding. Could be bright, or something more subtle, like a rich orangy carmel.
    Bookmark   November 7, 2012 at 8:31PM
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pollyannagal
Love your house! I think you should go for very simple vertical rails in black powdercoated metal. Timber is most comfortable for the handrail as metal gets very hot or cold to touch depending on your climate but will need some maintenance. Horizontal rails get used as ladders by little ones so can be dangerous. I don't think that glass or stainless steel would suit the house at all. I also think your front door would look stunning painted a chinese laquer red.
    Bookmark   November 8, 2012 at 2:23AM
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inkwitch
Actually, I did that: Products and "Metal Railings" and Metal Porch Railings" and got everything but. Your best bet is to search for "modern house exteriors" in the general houzz photos and see what you come up with.

A pergola would soften all that stone (very "hard-edge") as well as some topiary greens flanking the entrance.
    Bookmark   November 8, 2012 at 4:11AM
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inkwitch
Search "MOdern Porch Railings" and you'll get lots of ideas.
    Bookmark   November 8, 2012 at 4:14AM
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ASAP•house Inc - Studio Kiss
I like the pergola idea too. There are many ways to do a modern pergola that would work with your house but it will probably need a good architect to design and detail it. There are lots of examples so search "Modern pergolas"
    Bookmark   November 8, 2012 at 11:55AM
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mpoulsom
I realize this is pretty commercial/industrail looking, but maybe a cable and steel railing in a color rather than silver.
Not that you asked, but 2 huge metal plant containers on each side of the door, on landing area.
And perhaps a modern metal (simple) pergola going across the front above door, as others have said....
    Bookmark   November 8, 2012 at 12:48PM
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mpoulsom
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Look at the scale on this one....squared posts/poles with the cable wire in the middle.... ?
    Bookmark   November 8, 2012 at 12:55PM
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Ultra-tec Cable Railing by The Cable Connection
View our idea books for stainless steel cable railing.
    Bookmark   November 8, 2012 at 2:58PM
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SD2012
Thanks everyone! So many great ideas! I will update you on what we decide to go with.
    Bookmark   November 9, 2012 at 7:20PM
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OT METAL WORKS / INDUSTRIAL, ENGINEERING, ARTS
View my idea books (stairs & Entrance) may be you will find something suitable.
    Bookmark   November 10, 2012 at 2:39AM
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Wood Railing
check out Mountain Laurel Handrails for an alternative in wood. http://awoodrailing.com
    Bookmark   November 19, 2012 at 6:49PM
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lionnessone
Have you installed your railing? If so can you post pictures?
    Bookmark   January 17, 2013 at 6:03PM
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SD2012
Not yet! They are coming end of February. I will post pictures then! Thanks for your interest!
    Bookmark   January 30, 2013 at 10:50AM
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lionnessone
I can wait to see what you decided on. I'm sure it will be beautiful. :)
    Bookmark   January 30, 2013 at 4:14PM
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SD2012
Ok so we finally got the rails stalled! Hope you all like it!
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pollyannagal
They look great and as if they were always part of the house. Well done!
    Bookmark   March 24, 2013 at 10:56AM
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SD2012
Thanks! Still might paint the front door as you suggested :)
1 Like    Bookmark   March 24, 2013 at 10:59AM
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lionnessone
I agree with pollyannaga. Well done. I wish there was a LOVE button.
    Bookmark   March 24, 2013 at 3:38PM
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Caitlin Crosse
You made the right decision. It's befitting of your home. Absolutely fabulous, and thanks for sharing your after photos.
    Bookmark   March 24, 2013 at 3:45PM
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