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How To Quickly Dress Up Your Outdoor Space With Minimal Effort

Posted by Holli McRae on 6/28/13 11:07 AM

Do you feel like you are living in a balustrade systemhome that is beautiful and comfortable, but could use an extra touch of flair? If so, using a baluster system could be an excellent way for you to make a slight yet appealing change to your home. They are quite affordable and easy to install, and come in a variety of shapes and sizes that can be an excellent complement to any style of home you might have.

"What is a baluster?"

A baluster is a turned structure that is typically grouped with other balusters and is held upright by a rail system which includes a top and bottom rail. They are often associated with ancient architecture, and the styles they are offered in today reflect their origins. The fact that they are still popular is a testament to their versatility. They are also well-suited to a variety of homes; even if your home doesn’t necessarily have an antique appearance, a baluster design on the outside can still add a nice accent to an otherwise drab patio.

"What are they made of?"

Balusters are available in a variety of materials. Typically, they come in stone, wood or fiberglass, and polyurethane. Polyurethane os the most popular. They only require one thing: You have to paint them with a top coat to protect the substance. After you do that, it will last over a lifetime. They are also quite lightweight. This is important if you happen to live somewhere with building codes or restrictions that might interfere with the kind of building you’d like to do with your system. Alternately, if you need a system that provides a bit more strength, ones made of stone are an excellent choice. They offer more structural support than their counterparts, and come in both smooth and textured finishes; you can pick whenever one you think might look best with the rest of your decor. Another benefit to choosing stone is that stone doesn’t require any painting once the system is installed. If you decide to incorporate a balustrade system into your architectural design, whether it’s inside of or outside of your home, you are sure to be pleased with the stunning results. They will immediately make the area look more formal and visually appealing, and they won’t have necessitated a large amount of effort in terms of installation. If you order your system from Worthington Millwork, they often come with a set of instructions so that you can install them yourself. This saves you the cost that would inevitably come with hiring someone to do the job for you.

 

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