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Durable and Long-Lasting Building Materials for Coastal Homes

Posted by Amanda Pittsley on Jan 29, 2019 8:00:00 AM

From elegant seaside estates to charming beach bungalows, coastal homes celebrate the natural beauty of their surroundings. Drawing inspiration from rocky coastlines, fresh ocean air, and the rich blues and grays of the water, these captivating homes can be designed to reflect the very best of the landscape around them.

Coastal homeowners know that durability is just as important as appearance when it comes to choosing materials for exterior design. These homes are typically exposed to much harsher conditions than their neighbors inland, requiring stronger and longer-lasting materials, including granite and natural stone from Swenson Granite Works.

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Topics: coastal living, coastal, beach house, Granite, retaining wall

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

Posted by Amanda Pittsley on Oct 11, 2017 10:26:00 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: retaining wall, freestanding wall, Granite, fieldstone, stone walls

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