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Living Around a Fireplace Installation

I happen to know a thing or two about living in a home while a new fireplace is being installed. It takes some time for the process to be completed, and the inconvenience can feel pretty intense, but there are tips and tricks you can use to make the process easier on the entire family – like turn a bedroom into the living room (if the living room is where your new fireplace is going, of course) when the construction gets a little loud. In the fifty years that I've lived in this home, I have experienced my fair share of home improvement projects. I decided that maybe some of my experience can help others who are looking to complete their own projects, like installing a new fireplace. Enjoy!

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If you're looking for a way to improve your yard, it's time to build a deck. You might not realize this, but a deck can increase the value of your home, and increase the amount of usable space you have for fun. But, if you're going to build a deck, you also want to include the deck railing. Many homeowners sell themselves short by forgoing the railing when they build their deck. Unfortunately, forgoing the railing can reduce the usefulness of the deck system. Before you decide to leave the railing off of your new deck, read the information provided below. Here are just three of the reasons your new deck needs a completed railing system. 

Maintain a Safe Environment

If you've decided to leave the railing off your new deck, it's time to consider safety issues. This is especially important if your new deck will be elevated above the ground. Without a railing, you're more likely to experience an increased risk for accidents and injuries. That's because people can fall off the deck where there is no railing to provide a protective barrier. Before you're left to deal with accidents and injuries, include a railing with your new deck.

Improve the Usability Factor

If you want to get the most use out of your new deck, don't forget about the railing. You might not think that the railing will have any effect on the usability of your new deck, but that's not the case. The right railing can actually increase the usability of your deck by providing space for drinks. The railings also provide for you to lean back and relax while you're enjoying your deck. Don't sell yourself short on usable space. Include a railing on your new deck. 

Enhance the Appearance

Finally, if you've thought about leaving the railing off of your new deck, rethink that decision. You might not think that you need a railing, but you do, especially if you want your deck to look its best. The right railing will enhance the overall appearance of your new deck, and will also allow you to add your own unique touches. Not only that, but without the railing, your deck won't look as finished as you'd like. 

Don't sell yourself short on your new deck. Before you leave your deck looking less-than-finished, choose the right railing. The right railing will add value and beauty to your new deck.