In short, they can become one of a home’s most visible exterior elements, enhancing an outdoor living space through clean, straight lines and a modern aesthetic.
But sometimes, the role of railings is not to interfere with dramatic sightlines out to the water, mountains or landscape.
“We build a lot of homes in very scenic locations, so the goal is for the view to be the focus and the railing to disappear,” says Brian Abramson, Co-Founder, Method Homes in Seattle. “You want to look out at the water or mountains, so it’s important that it’s low profile, clean and matches the design of the house.”
Check out this video excerpt from a panel discussion hosted by AGS Stainless at the recent Dwell on Design exhibition and conference in Los Angeles.