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How to Create a Concrete or Gravel Pad for Granite Steps

Posted by Amanda Pittsley on Dec 14, 2018 8:00:00 AM

In many ways, a home is your foundation. Having a safe and soundly-built structure brings peace of mind for every design that follows. When it comes to the entryway, a properly constructed base ensures that the steps leading into your home will remain solid for decades. Whether you do it yourself or hire a professional, base preparation for your set of Swenson Granite Works steps is essential.

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Topics: granite steps, curb appeal

6 Uses for Granite Cobblestones, the Versatile Building Material with Old World Charm, Traction and Durability

Posted by Amanda Pittsley on Jul 5, 2018 8:57:55 AM

Cobblestones have been used all over cities and towns as building material and road surfaces since the 19th century. Due to their rich history, old world charm, durability and traction, we still find use of this versatile building material for our homes.

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Topics: cobblestones, granite, curb appeal

Classic Colonial Homes and The New England Stone That Give Them Curb Appeal

Posted by Amanda Pittsley on May 4, 2018 8:01:13 PM

Thanks to the rich colonial history of the New England area, it’s no surprise that the folks who live, work and play here have a love for a true colonial style home that runs deep. Though all homes built in the colonial style share certain common elements, it's the thoughtful use of other, time-honored materials and features that makes each of these homes truly one-of-a-kind.

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Topics: Colonial, New England, curb appeal

11 Rustic Fence Designs with Granite Posts For Country Charm and City Style

Posted by Amanda Pittsley on Jan 30, 2018 9:48:19 AM

From country meadows to city streets, granite posts are a durable design element that gives style and definition to homes and businesses, with no maintenance needed.

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Topics: fence posts, curb appeal, granite, granite posts

6 Ways To Upgrade Your Home’s Exterior with Stone Veneer and Granite

Posted by Amanda Pittsley on Jan 17, 2018 10:01:40 AM

 

If you’ve revamped your landscaping, but still feel like your house could use more curb appeal, it just might be time to give your exterior a makeover. With stone veneer and granite, you can make a big transformation to the look and value of your home.

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Topics: granite, veneer, exterior, curb appeal

9 Ways to Light Up Your Landscape with Granite Lamp Posts

Posted by Amanda Pittsley on Nov 21, 2017 2:59:18 PM

Granite lamp posts are a great way to light up city parks, along community sidewalks or trails, and they add a touch of elegance to a variety of municipal areas. If you reside out in the country without the added glow from the city, or even in the suburbs, granite lamp posts are essential for lighting your landscape and making your home safer in an attractive way. Not only do granite lamp posts increase visibility, they’re durable, maintenance free, and will enhance the look of your property during the day and at night.

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Topics: Outdoor living, granite, lamp posts, curb appeal

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, granite steps, exterior, curb appeal

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