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I just bought a 2nd home and my first item on to-do list is redoing the front deck. I'm thinking about going country w/ white railings and some rocking chairs (thinking Cracker Barrel countryside feel).

I've never shopped for railings before. Looking for advice on what to look for or what might look good. In the past, all my experience is interiors.
 

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If you put a fence around it, you may want to put another post to case the stairs so that you have railing that doesn't end with one post. Best search is for google images and going to box stores or the lumberyards and see what you like. I'd finish with year round plants, plant boxes or low lattice and climbing plants. It is a narrow deck and I would not want to box it further. That is a good candidate for stone tiles. Blue stone or slate work well.
 

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White railings would look nice. A lot of different styles. IMO the simpler the better. That porch doesn't look all that wide. Test out a rocking chair, with an imaginary railing, to see what size you need. The larger rocking chairs take up a lot of room, believe it or not.
 

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All good advice, I would also add PVC bases and capitals at the top of the post so they do not look like a row of pencils.
If you add some PVC base cap or cove molding to the top of the base it keeps water from getting in behind it.
https://www.google.com/search?q=col...X&ved=0ahUKEwiY9OKehI7LAhVJ8x4KHbVfBJwQsAQIRw

The best railing I've installed where made by Timbertech.
There not cheap but there very strong compaired to to the box store brands.
http://timbertech.com/products/radiancerail-express
 

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That would look nice in white. As carpdad says, you should add one more post so the doorway is framed by posts, and do the railing on both sides for balance.
 
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