Incredible Before & After Inspiration

by Alice Faggi | July 21, 2016 at 8:00 AM

Sometimes it can be challenging to visualize what a space will look like after an update but that's precisely why before and after photos are so popular. And so necessary! There are literally hundreds of thousands of ways to enhance already beautiful spaces with stone elements and so the hard part really is finding the right look.

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11 Exceptional Outdoor Entertaining Focal Pieces

by Alice Faggi | July 14, 2016 at 8:00 AM

The summer entertaining season is now in full swing but there is still time to enhance your property's party potential. Whether your personal aesthetic trends toward modern or free form or traditional, there are landscape design enhancements you can make in no time at all that are guaranteed to turn your yard into this year's au courant gathering place. Focal pieces are the key.

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5 Ways to Build an Outdoor Kitchen

by Alice Faggi | July 7, 2016 at 8:00 AM

Summertime entertaining is not without its frustrations. Besides the humidity and unwanted insects, one big issue that regularly puts a damper on warm weather parties is the host’s constant need to retreat to the kitchen for supplies. The solution to enjoying your own get-togethers more? An outdoor kitchen that’s every bit as well stocked as the one in your home.

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5 Unique Bedroom Décor Ideas

by Alice Faggi | June 30, 2016 at 8:00 AM

Our lives are so busy these days that our bedrooms are frequently our last refuge away from social, professional, and familial obligations. While simply achieving sanctuary each night is often enough to refuel us for another day, a truly beautiful bedroom promotes real relaxation and can serve as an escape around the clock.

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Heating Up Your Outdoor Living Spaces

by Alice Faggi | June 23, 2016 at 8:00 AM

Nothing is more inviting outdoors than warmth when summer's daytime heat gives way to an evening chill or there are hints of the coming colder months in the air. So when a brisk goosebump-raising breeze wafts up it's wonderful to be able to tell family and guests alike that relief is just a few minutes or even moments away. 

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Propane Versus Gas as Firebowl Fuel

by Alice Faggi | June 16, 2016 at 8:00 AM

When it comes to creating an outdoor sanctuary there's nothing like the warmth and ambiance of a firebowl. Whether rounded or angular, standalone or integrated into other landscape design elements, a firebowl quickly becomes the focal point of any outdoor living space.

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The Impact of Stone and Brick

by Alice Faggi | June 9, 2016 at 8:00 AM

Both stone and brick have a unique ability to create an inviting feel in any room of the home. Incorporating natural textures into your design can dramatically impact the look and feel of your home, both inside and out.

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Five Reasons to Build an Outdoor Kitchen Using Building Blocks

by Alice Faggi | June 2, 2016 at 8:00 AM

Whether you’re more likely to host a classic garden party or an informal barbecue, alfresco entertaining is a summertime tradition. And when an outdoor kitchen is part of your landscape design, you can participate fully in every fete because everything you need to refresh your guests is within arms reach.

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How to Add a Cool Water Feature to Your Yard

by Alice Faggi | May 26, 2016 at 8:00 AM

From the blissful sound of flowing water to the delight one feels when watching ornamental carp frolic, there are myriad reasons to consider adding a water feature to your landscape design. A small fountain, a koi pond, a burbling waterfall, or even something as ambitious as a full lake can turn your yard or property into a special place to rediscover yourself and to reconnect with family and friends.

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How to Build a DIY Hanging Succulent Garden

by Alice Faggi | May 19, 2016 at 8:00 AM

Drought-hardy, picturesque succulents have been en vogue for some time now, but perhaps seeing them yet again in petite pots and trendy terrariums is getting a little tiresome. It turns out there's another options for displaying these plants that are so simple to care for even the black thumbed among us can achieve horticultural success, and that's the succulent wall.

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