The Wicked Yard

10 Outdoor Living Essentials for The Ultimate Summer Pool Party

Posted by Amanda Pittsley on May 24, 2019 8:00:00 AM

There is no better place to spend a hot summer day than poolside. By combining reinvented summer essentials with timeless granite and stone features from Swenson Granite Works, a backyard pool can become a favorite hangout spot for parties all summer long.

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Topics: Outdoor spaces, Outdoor living, Pools

Luxe Pool and Spa Designs Featuring Granite and Bluestone

Posted by Amanda Pittsley on Aug 13, 2018 9:18:00 AM

A luxe pool and spa in your backyard can take relaxation and recreation to another level. There are so many designs to choose from – infinity edge, perimeter overflow, freeform, geometric, kidney shaped or classic rectangular. But only certain hardscape materials will give a resort-style poolscape that high-end look and unsurpassed quality. With granite and natural stone, you can create a luxurious poolside oasis that will last for generations.

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Topics: Granite, Patios, Spas, Bluestone, Pools, coping

A Fishers Island Home Adds Coastal Charm with Granite and Natural Stone That Withstand the Elements

Posted by Amanda Pittsley on Jul 30, 2018 1:10:00 PM

Located just a couple miles off the southeastern coast of Connecticut lies Fishers Island, New York  a remote island with one operating ferry. With such rich history and natural beauty, it's no wonder summer resident Ralph Carbone decided to renovate his oceanfront property with granite and bluestone from Swenson Granite Works. Not only do these materials add coastal charm to the home, they enhance it with their durability and weather resistance.

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Topics: Granite, Vacation home, coastal living, Bluestone, Pools, oceanfront

7 Ways To Turn Your Home Into A Staycation Resort

Posted by Amanda Pittsley on Jun 30, 2017 3:01:00 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

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