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5 Ways to Decorate Your Home’s Interior with Granite and Natural Stone

Posted by Amanda Pittsley on Nov 30, 2018 8:45:35 AM

Today, more than ever, natural stone is a favorite choice of material for designers, architects and homeowners — not only for exterior projects, but for interior design as well. Whether it’s thin stone veneer walls, granite kitchen shelves or bluestone floors, incorporating natural stone into your home’s interior design means a detailed and customized appearance that is unique to the space. 

Take a look at how these New England homeowners used thin veneer, granite and bluestone from Swenson Granite Works to decorate their home interiors.

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Topics: interior, Fireplaces, veneer, granite, Bluestone

Luxe Pool and Spa Designs Featuring Granite and Bluestone

Posted by Amanda Pittsley on Aug 13, 2018 9:18:57 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: Pools, Spas, Bluestone, granite, coping, Patios

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

Posted by Amanda Pittsley on Jul 30, 2018 1:10:44 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, Bluestone, oceanfront, coastal living, Pools, Vacation home

Massachusetts Makeovers: 5 Yards Transformed with Natural Stone

Posted by Amanda Pittsley on Jun 6, 2018 8:30:29 AM
 
 
For a few Massachusetts homeowners, it had finally gotten to the point where old deteriorating steps, unsightly walkways, and unkempt lawns needed to go -- it was time for a makeover. That’s when they called Swenson Granite Works and the pros for help. While Tom Kraus of Natural Path Landscaping worked on these projects, he captured some photos demonstrating the transformative power of quality hardscaping. With some added greenery, you’ll see how these yards went from blah to breathtaking.
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Topics: granite steps, flagstone, Bluestone, before and after, walkways

6 Things to Consider When Choosing The Stone That Naturally Fits Your Patio Design

Posted by Amanda Pittsley on May 17, 2018 8:00:00 AM

When warm weather approaches, it’s time to leave the living room couch behind and get out to your favorite backyard spot. Whether it’s to kick back under the sun, entertain guests or dine alfresco, the patio is where it all should happen, so why not make it perfect in every way? The right look, feel, design, size and location all play a part, but most importantly, it all starts with the right hardscape material.

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Topics: granite, Patios, Bluestone, flagstone, Outdoor living

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: Outdoor living, Vacation home, Bluestone, Patios

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: Outdoor living, Fireplaces, Benches, Patios, Bluestone

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