The Wicked Yard

8 Freestanding and Retaining Stone Wall Designs That Will Add Dimension to Your Property

Posted by Amanda Pittsley on Oct 11, 2017 10:26:20 AM

A natural stone wall will embellish the look of your property while harmoniously connecting your house design with nature. These structures can create charming raised flower beds, natural garden backdrops, boundary markers, driveway ramps, or purely serve as decoration.

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Topics: granite, retaining wall, stone walls, freestanding wall, fieldstone

Build a Durable Granite Fire Pit Perfect for Any Outdoor Living Space

Posted by Amanda Pittsley on Sep 12, 2017 4:44:19 PM

Whether for gatherings, s’mores, relaxation, or simply keeping warm on a crisp evening, a fire pit is an essential outdoor feature for any backyard.

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Topics: Outdoor living, granite, fire pit

How To Choose And Install The Granite Step Style That’s Right For Your Home

Posted by Amanda Pittsley on Aug 9, 2017 1:37:30 PM

Your home's front door says a lot about you. It adds to the beauty and design of the exterior, impacts first impressions, and influences how people view your home.

And so do the steps leading to it.

The steps outside your home are constantly being seen and used by the members of your household, as well as guests, which is why you should take their appearance, performance, and durability into careful consideration.

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Topics: steps, exterior, granite steps, curb appeal

7 Ways To Turn Your Home Into A Staycation Resort

Posted by Amanda Pittsley on Jun 30, 2017 9:55:00 AM

Warm weather, a change of scenery, and a few days of relaxation – you’ve waited all year for that summer vacation. However, it’s not always easy to skip town for a getaway. It can be a hassle carving out a block of time and taking off work for a week or two, not to mention the airfare, hotel, and rental car costs. And the big travel extravaganza is more hectic than relaxing, (isn’t relaxation supposed to be the whole point of vacationing in the first place?)

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Topics: Outdoor living, Vacation home, Staycation, Pools

Soak Up Every Lakeside Moment: 5 Ways to Enhance Your Lake House

Posted by Amanda Pittsley on May 25, 2017 8:13:08 AM

Vacation time is precious time. You want to maximize every moment at your lakeside retreat, and with a carefully crafted natural stone exterior it starts with the sigh of relief as you pull into the driveway.

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Topics: Patios, Bluestone, Outdoor living, Vacation home

Beyond the Grill: Create a Year Round Outdoor Living Space

Posted by Amanda Pittsley on Apr 7, 2017 3:59:02 PM

When the weather is warm and you’ve got guests to entertain, ditch the dining room table. Conversation is always better around a fire pit while devouring s’mores, or on a patio gazing at the stars while sipping a glass of wine.

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Topics: Patios, Bluestone, Outdoor living, Fireplaces, Benches

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