A deck should have rails along it regardless of whether there are children or not. Adults can also have accidents.I don’t like the suggestion of throwing toys from on it. Children learn by example. You don’t want them throwing toys over and risking injuring somebody else and trying to retrieving them in too much hurry and hurting themselves. Injuries can occur with furniture whether it is heavy or light. Decks have steps onto them – another thing to consider safety. If you are going to have small children you need to consider the depth of the steps and put a safety gate at the bottom of it. Safety comes before appearance.
Published 13th December 2019