My house is a New England Old Farm House. I will like to remodel it to its original look. The house is about 108 yrs old. The front and back porch needs alot of TLC. The paint is faded and the railing is only about 26 inches high. I know I have to get higher railing because Mass law requires 32inches railing or higher. Besides the stair railing in the front porch is falling apart and the back stair railing is iron and the stairs are cement. Can you please give me some ideas of how to remodel the front and back porch. Which kind of wood, paint and railing should I use.

Thank you.