Think Fast! Three Deckorators Accessories to Quick-Fix a Plain Deck

With home sales still slow and lending still tight, now is a good time to make little improvements that can have a big impact. That means accessories, and as far as your deck is concerned, you can greatly improve its look and appeal by adding a few accessories from Deckorators.

Here are three ideas that you can incorporate quickly:

Add or Update Post CapsDeckorators Post Caps

Add class and style with Deckorators post caps which fit 4×4 and 6×6 posts and are available in aluminum, wood, copper, and solar.

Adding or updating post caps is a quick, easy way to change the look of your deck–for the better. Post caps can make a big difference in giving a deck that complete, finished look.

At least one of Deckorators different styles are sure to match your deck. And the solar post caps not only look great, but provide soft, functional lighting in the evening hours.

Add Baskets to Your Existing BalustersDeckorators baluster baskets

If you’ve already spruced up your deck with Deckorators balusters, adding baskets to them is a quick way to enhance your deck’s appeal without a lot of sweat. Coming in bronze or black, baskets fit neatly over Deckorators Classic Round Balusters.

The baskets feature the same quality and durability as the balusters, so you won’t have to worry about scratching or chipping.

Add Deckorators Deck Lighting to Illuminate Your Eveningsdeck lighting

When you’re out on your deck at night star gazing or just relaxing, it’s soothing to have the soft, subtle light of Deckorators’ lighting kit to illuminate your way or just the perimeter of the deck.

Besides safety, deck lighting makes your deck really pop in the evening and nighttime hours. We think deck lighting is one of the coolest, most noticeable (in a good way!) upgrades you can make to your deck.

There are a lot more products that can give you a way to update your deck without making major modifications. We think these three products by Deckorators will give you plenty of ways to enhance your deck for this deck season–without breaking the bank and without putting too much strain on your DIY muscles.

Check out Deckorators accessories at DIY Home Center.

Deckorators Matte Black Balusters & Copper Balusters – Now Available!

We’re happy to announce that Deckorators Copper Balusters and Deckorators Matte Black balusters are now available at DIY Home Center.

In case you missed it, we recently posted about how the Copper Balusters or the Matte Black Balusters can give new life to an existing deck or put the finishing touch on a new deck.

Now that they are available, consider the possibilities these sleek, stylish, and long-lasting balusters from Deckorators can give your deck.

Shop for Deckorators balusters, post caps, railing systems and lighting at DIY Home Center.

Deckorators Copper Balusters

Deckorators Copper Balusters – New Color for 2012!

People are creating some great looks for their decks by combining different railing styles. We talked about Deckorators Matte Black Balusters already, but another product we’re looking forward to this spring is the new Deckorators Copper Balusters—they’ll look great with Deckorators copper post caps!

Deckorators Copper Balusters

Deckorators Copper Balusters

We like Deckorators because they look good—and they’re known for being strong and functional. In fact, Deckorators just passed AAMA 2604, a new standard that means the coating on their balusters has five times more outdoor exposure performance and two times more humidity exposure performance than the AAMA 2603 standard.

You can have confidence that Deckorators Copper Balusters will look great for a long time—with minimal care. Perfect for busy homeowners like yourself.

The copper baluster style isn’t available yet, but as soon as it is, DIY Home Center will have it!

New! Deckorators Matte Black Balusters

When we saw them at the International Builder’s Show in Orlando, we thought Deckorators Round, Aluminum Matte Black balusters had a lot of style. We love matte black—it offers a classic look, and it combines well with wood, composite, and aluminum.

Not only do Deckorators Matte Black Balusters look good and have a great finish, you don’t have to worry about chipping, scratching, or rusting. In fact, Deckorators powder coat easily passes AAMA 2604.

Deckorators matte black balusters

Deckorators Matte Black Balusters

That might look like a bunch of letters and numbers, so let’s put it into perspective. Compared to the old standard, AAMA 2603, you get five times the outdoor exposure performance and twice the humidity exposure performance.
That means your balusters will look great for years to come! No wonder they can offer a lifetime warranty on their 26-, 32-, and 36-inch balusters.

As you mull over deck projects for the upcoming season, consider how Deckorators Matte Black Balusters can give you a sleek, refined-looking deck.

The matte black style isn’t available yet, but as soon as it is, DIY Home Center will have it!

LED Deck Lighting Kits for Style, Safety

Deckorators Recessed Lighting Kit - Pack of 8

Deckorators Recessed Lighting Kit – Pack of 8

When the sun sets and the day fades into darkness, what do you do to see on your deck? Have you considered LED deck lighting? Not only do LEDs bring style and sophistication to deck stairs, but they serve a very useful purpose of guiding your steps in what could be a dangerous situation. Besides stairs, LED deck lighting kits are excellent for highlighting deck features like hot tubs, fountains, built-in benches and statues. Moreover, LEDs use far less electricity than other forms of electricity-based deck lighting, saving you money.

Our new Deckorators Recessed Lighting Kits feature compact, ultra-bright, low-volt LEDs that make decks more aesthetically pleasing and accessible after dusk. Ideal for building into stairs, step-downs, doorways and wherever else ambient lighting is desired, these lights come 8 to a package with transformer and light sensor included.

Here, we have an outdoor deck lighting installation video from Deckorators, the leader in deck railing accessories. Watch this Deckorators Low Voltage Deck Light Kit Installation and see how easy it is to create an inviting environment for your decks!

Post Caps Cap Off This Deck Beautifully

Tiffany-Style Glass Dragonfly Garden Post Cap, photo courtesy of Marilyn Pearson

The finishing touches can be the most important elements of a project: Setting the tone, creating a lasting impression, and making your project truly special. When finishing off your deck, don’t overlook these important details. Carefully chosen accessories can transform a nice deck into a real standout, and this is certainly true in Marilyn’s case.

We were so pleased when DIY Home Center customer Marilyn Pearson shared her beautiful deck photos with us, featuring Tiffany-Style Glass Dragonfly Garden Post Caps from the Outdoor Essentials collection!  We hope that her results will inspire you, too.

I would like to thank DIY Home Center for their prompt response to my order for the Tiffany style dragonfly post caps.  They were packaged very carefully and arrived quickly after ordering. The post caps  were a beautiful addition to easily complete the look of our newly installed deck railing, and they really make a style statement.  I especially like that they are glass, and not cheap plastic. The post caps are a perfect final touch, and we have received many compliments relative to these beautiful post caps. I look forward to doing more business with DIY.

Marilyn Pearson, Rochester, MI

Thank you, Marilyn, for taking the time to share with us, and for choosing DIY Home Center!

Tip: If you’re admiring Marilyn’s stylish balusters, DIY Home Center now carries the Deckorators line, including Deckorators Scenic Glass balusters.


Do you have a project you’d like to share? E-mail us at — we’d love to hear from you and see your results.

Unleash Style with Unique Deck Balusters from Deckorators

Deckorators Architectural Collection

Deckorators Architectural Collection – Baroque Balusters in Black

Distinctive style is something we’re all seeking in our decorating, and that urge for “something special” doesn’t end when we step out our back door. So if the typical 2×2 wooden deck baluster doesn’t exactly excite you by its architectural contributions, you’re ready an alternative.

Deckorators offers a wide range of deck balusters within its attractive aluminum series — Classic, Estate, Colonial, Traditional, Architectural — which may be installed to wood or composite railings, and their Scenic Glass Balusters that gracefully finish off your deck without compromising the view.
Complement your baluster choice with the perfect blend of Deckorators accessories —connectors, baskets and collars, decorative centerpieces — and your deck’s unique style will shine through in the details as well.

Browse and shop these collections at

Deckorators Classic Collection

Deckorators Classic Collection – Round Balusters in Clay


Deckorators Classic round aluminum balusters are available in seven colors and three lengths. All of Deckorators aluminum balusters have a durable, long-lasting powder-coated finish.


Deckorators Colonial Balusters combine the look of the Classic baluster with a design detail that recalls traditional Colonial times. The rich, distinguished look comes in black, white, or bronze colors.


Deckorators Architectural balusters provide the beautiful appearance of hand-forged wrought iron, at a fraction of the cost and are available in two styles — Arc and Baroque — in your choice of black or bronze colors.


Deckorators Estate balusters add a modern look to the style of your deck or porch. Available in black or bronze, the balusters are available in, 26″ and 32″ lengths.

Deckorators Scenic Collection

Deckorators Scenic Collection – Frontier in Clear Glass


Deckorators Traditional balusters provide straight-line design, without the maintenance of traditional wood pickets. The squared-edged baluster face screws into the deck using color-matched screws.

Scenic Glass

Deckorators Scenic Glass balusters offer a high level of distinction and elegance to your deck or porch. Scenic glass balusters come in two shapes — Frontier, a straight or beveled-edge baluster, and Contour, a tapered, hourglass-shaped design — and in two tints —Autumn and Clear.

To learn more about Dekorators low-maintenance, easy-to-install balusters and accessories, call us toll-free at 888-349-4660 or send an e-mail to