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5 Things to Know When Choosing Natural Stone

by | Aug 31, 2022

Here are five things to know when you decide on using natural stone for your home improvement project, to help ensure product satisfaction and an overall smooth experience. More education helps ease the process of finding the best fit for their style, taste, and budgets, and to suit their individual project needs.

From Waste to Wonderful: Using Salvaged Limestone at the Houston Botanic Garden

by | Aug 12, 2022

“Natural stone is such a noble material, and there’s a gravity to it that is immediately recognizable and universally appreciated by everyone,” says project director, Donna Bridgeman Rossi. “It’s not a subjective mix material, it is good in its own state that we value. You don’t have to modify it in any way to make it do what it needs to do.”

Natural Stone vs. Manmade Materials for Exteriors

by | Jun 21, 2022

While design trends come and go, natural stone remains a timeless and flexible option for many exterior applications including cladding, paving, and hardscapes. It is important to know how the material chosen for an exterior project will perform under a variety of circumstances, conditions, and uses.

Natural Thin Stone Veneer Patterns Explained

by | May 20, 2022

If you have researched natural thin stone veneer or spent any time on the internet seeking inspiration, you already know one thing: there are more options to personalize your space than you imagined! With the right planning and approach, the range of choices is beneficial because each pattern has different characteristics

4 Ways to Use Natural Thin Stone Veneer

by | Jun 4, 2021

Natural thin stone veneer is only at the beginning of its potential. It continues to have a positive impact on many different design concepts and features.

More Than a Final Resting Place: Natural Stone Use at the Boch Garden Pavilion

by | Apr 5, 2021

The palatial estate of Eric Boch Jr. has been over a decade in the making. Boch’s home in Norwood, MA exudes elegance and refinement. The property’s most recent addition is an elaborate but tasteful natural stone chapel and mausoleum designed by Eric Inman Daum, AIA.

The Archangel Estate: A Home Set in Stone

by | Jan 21, 2021

Inspired by the historic stone architecture surrounding the Boston area, the Archangel Estate is an elegant display of the use of natural stone at its finest. Regional stone grounds the home to its natural habitat and relates it to its surrounding environment.

A California Home Full of Natural Stone

by | Oct 7, 2020

This award winning California home features design and construction with keen attention for detail and a love for natural stone. “This project let us show what we are capable of doing, and we are so grateful to have had the opportunity to prove it.”

The DNA of Stone Design

by | Jun 21, 2019

Designers are always waiting for the rumor that something astonishing has been found, so passion can engineer gigantic ideas that will surpass our previous project. We seek to create a design that will pay great respect to the geological wonders.

What You Need to Know About Stacked Stone

by | Jul 31, 2018

A strong trend in home design is adding texture to vertical surfaces, such as fireplaces and backsplash. Stacked Stone is a three-dimensional veneer is made of cut pieces of natural stone that are attached to a backing and installed like tile.

Pros and Cons of Installing a Slate Roof

by | Apr 30, 2018

Slate roofs are elegant and unique. They can also be costly and difficult to install. Not always, though. Here are some of the pros and cons for homeowners to consider before choosing a roofing material.

Backyard Goals: Creating an Outdoor Kitchen

by | Feb 27, 2018

Outdoor kitchens afford homeowners extended livable space. Experts agree that advanced planning helps families make the most of their investment. Get ideas for your backyard barbecue design.

Cobblestone and Sandstone Bring a Slice of History to Homes

by | Aug 31, 2017

Create old world style in your designs. Get ideas for your walkways and sidewalks using natural sandstone and cobblestones.

As Seen On: Today’s Homeowner with Danny Lipford

by | Aug 7, 2017

Home owners work together to renovate their patio featuring an outdoor kitchen.

Saving a Piece of History with Natural Stone

by | Jun 21, 2017

How stone is reused, repurposed, or recycled for new applications and projects.

7 Ways to Use Natural Stone to Increase Your Home’s Value

by | Apr 25, 2017

Read how upgrades featuring natural stone can increase real estate value.

Why Natural Stone Is Your Best Choice for a Poolside Surface

by | Mar 22, 2017

Can you use stone flooring such as travertine and marble around your swimming pool? Get ideas for your pool decks using natural stone.

Natural Thin Stone Veneer: An Introduction

by | Aug 10, 2016

An introduction to using natural stone thin veneer for your project.

Top 3 Reasons Why Landscape Architects Love Natural Stone

by | Jul 26, 2016

Find out why landscape architects prefer natural stone vs faux.