Designing the exterior of a home can be a complicated process of color choices, materials, balancing shape and lines— it is not a job for novice designers. Do you ever wonder what makes a home exterior visually appealing? Why are there certain homes on the street that make you stop in your tracks and gawk […]
Designing the interior and exterior of your home with natural stone is more than just great looking. Did you know that is also environmentally friendly? Many people will comment on the style and quality appearance that natural stone brings to your home, but many are in the dark about the countless environmentally friendly attributes. We wrote this […]
We all know that the winter months can be hard on all of us here in the Midwest. What you may not realize is that it can be equally hard on the concrete, natural stone and brick surfaces outside your home. The winter weather exposes the outside surfaces to cold temperatures, freeze/thaw cycles and salt. […]
Natural Stone veneer siding isn’t exactly new. It’s been used as an architectural element for thousands of years. However, despite the beauty of the material, stone veneers weren’t easy for the average person to acquire, as the cost as astronomical. However, in recent years, that’s changed.
Thanks to the advent of stone veneer siding, it’s […]
A long winter of fires can have smoke and soot waft out and leave the stone dingy. You don’t need a pro to put the sparkle back in your natural stone fireplace. Here’s how to properly clean stone fireplace surrounds.
Eliminating these accumulations on an ongoing basis—a relatively easy and inexpensive task—is the best way to maintain the beauty, efficiency, and safety of your hearth. Now that the cooler weather is nearly behind us an Spring is here, this will help you get your fireplace looking great again.
This week, we are talking about choosing the right stone for your home. Natural stone can offer beauty and uniqueness to your new home.
Many homeowners think that natural stone is pricy compared to other materials. But what they don’t always think about is the value it infuses. Natural stone can boost the value of your home, both inside and out. It’s far more affordable and accessible today than it was a decade ago. Few other building materials offer the elegance and longevity of natural stone.
With Spring on the way, we wanted to discuss some of the biggest benefits of a natural stone outdoor fireplace. When considering an outdoor fireplace, there are so many different building materials available, but perhaps the most popular, highly regarded, and widely used is natural stone. If you are looking to add value to your home and really step up your outdoor living area, you should seriously consider investing in natural stone outdoor fireplaces.
Here’s a look at some of the benefits of natural stone outdoor fireplaces.
Today we are sharing natural stone fireplace design tips to help you make a decision that you will love. When it comes to renovating your fireplace, it’s best to understand the choice you will have to make.
Our goal with this post is to make the process much, much easier for any of you embarking on a similar project.
Fireplace remodeling with natural stone is an effective way to enhance your décor in your home and provide that wow factor many homeowners are looking for. Choosing the right type of natural stone may not seem like a simple undertaking but we are here to help. By keeping in mind the style of your home and […]
Are you having problems coming up with design ideas to make your fireplace stand out? Choosing a natural stone setting is a step in the right direction. We gathered some inspiration that can help you bring an elegant warmth into your home. Natural stone can easily transform any common home fireplace into one that becomes a focal point and is filled with personality! While most fireplaces […]