This multilevel low maintenance deck is in Ashburn, Virginia. We used Fiberon Ipe decking with a Fiberon Rosewood two board border. The railing is the Trex Transcend railing with aluminum balusters, low voltage rail lights and vinyl lattice skirt.
Simple railing again. -- Break Up the Descent with a U Shape. U-shape stairs lined with a Craftsman-style wooden balustrade lead to this basement. This stair design requires more floor space than a straight run of stairs, but it's a good choice when a straight run would be too steep.