The Wicked Yard

Outside is the New Inside: The Top Outdoor Living Trends for 2019

Posted by Amanda Pittsley on Nov 19, 2018 8:00:00 AM

Over the past several years, outdoor living has become a top priority for homeowners. Backyards are turning into entertaining spaces, outdoor eating spaces and outdoor living rooms. To make this possible, homeowners are incorporating features like patios, outdoor kitchens, fire pits and outdoor fireplaces into their yard designs. For evening entertaining, more and more homeowners are installing lights to illuminate their granite and natural stone hardscape designs.

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Topics: outdoor kitchens, lamp posts, Outdoor living, garden, fire pit

How a Granite Fire Pit Completed the Look of a New England Family’s Nantucket Style Backyard Retreat

Posted by Amanda Pittsley on Nov 9, 2018 7:20:28 AM

Adding a fire pit to your backyard is one of the simplest ways to transform it into a four-season outdoor living space. For Jen Migonis, home design blogger, real estate investor and mother of four, a DIY Woodbury Gray granite fire pit from Swenson Granite Works was the perfect addition to the Nantucket style backyard retreat at her newly renovated Cape-style home in Manchester-by-the-Sea, Massachusetts.

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Topics: fire pit, granite, Outdoor living

The Backyard Retreat: Expand Your Living Space Outdoors with Granite and Natural Stone

Posted by Amanda Pittsley on Jun 22, 2018 8:43:17 AM

Bringing the outside in and the inside out has been a key home trend in recent years. Greenery, neutral colors and natural stone featured inside the home bring about calmness, serenity and a sense of connection to the beauty beyond its doors.. And, at the same time, outdoor structures, such as fireplaces, outdoor kitchens and pergolas, can transform your backyard into what feels like an extension of the home’s interior. With durable stone features styled by Swenson Granite Works, as well as stylish furniture, comfortable fabrics, outdoor appliances, you can create a functional outdoor space perfect for both a personal retreat and space for entertaining.

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Topics: granite, Outdoor living, Patios, Fireplaces, fire pit, Staycation

New Swenson Granite Works Retail Locations Opening in Western and Central Massachusetts

Posted by Amanda Pittsley on May 7, 2018 8:53:43 PM

Ready for some exciting news? Swenson Granite Works is opening two new locations this May in Shrewsbury and South Hadley, Massachusetts. Now there are nine convenient locations in the New England area, each with a dedicated team who is ready to help you complete your next home project.

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Topics: Outdoor living, Open house, Massachusetts, fire pit

7 Granite Ornamental Garden Elements That Add the Finishing Touch to Any Outdoor Space

Posted by Amanda Pittsley on Mar 9, 2018 8:32:43 AM

It’s the little touches that make a house a home, and the same holds true for your yard. A well planned garden will improve the appearance of your landscape and give you a peaceful place to retreat outdoors. Whether in your front yard or backyard, granite ornamental elements can beautifully accent your garden and add the finishing touch to make it picture-perfect.

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Topics: garden, ornamental, Benches, fire pit, compass, millstone, sundial, bird bath, fountain

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: fire pit, Outdoor living, granite

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