The Wicked Yard

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

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

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

A New England Minimalist Landscape Uses Classic Materials to Connect with Nature

Posted by Amanda Pittsley on Mar 28, 2018 9:00:00 AM

In Andover, Massachusetts overlooking the Fish Brook Wetlands sits a custom-built contemporary home that connects the interior, landscaping and natural environment in the most intriguing ways. Using classic New England materials, including granite steps, pavers and pool coping from Swenson Granite Works, Andover Landscape designed a contemporary minimalist landscape for this unique residence surrounded by traditional Cape and Colonial homes.

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Topics: granite steps, Patios, walkways, contemporary, minimalist

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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