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Reclaimed Brick DIY Projects

Reclaimed brick has become all the rage in home design recently — from stunning accent walls to charming  fireplaces , everyone is finding new and unique ways to incorporate it into their interior style. If you’re looking for a way to add a touch of reclaimed brick to your space, try one of these DIY projects: Planters Garden bench Side/coffee table Candle holders Planters Whether you’re... Read More
Posted by Michael Christie at Tuesday, July 26, 2022

How to Build Your Dream Outdoor Kitchen

How to Build Your Dream Outdoor Kitchen Summer is here! With the kids home from school and the weather finally warming up, there’s no doubt that you’ll be spending quite a bit of time outdoors. From pool parties to barbeques, having an outdoor space makes it easy to entertain and create summertime memories with your friends and family.  If you’re thinking about building the outdoor kitchen of your dreams, there are several design aspects you need to consider,... Read More
Posted by Michael Christie at Wednesday, June 8, 2022

The History of Bricks

The History of Bricks From Roman arches to modern homes, bricks have been a staple in architecture for thousands of years. But, how exactly did this building material become so popular? In this blog, we’ll take a look at the history of bricks and how they rose to architectural fame. The Origin Story Bricks began being made in 7000 BC, making them one of the oldest building materials known to man. They were discovered in modern day Turkey, belonging to the ancient settlement... Read More
Posted by Michael Christie at Monday, May 2, 2022

Limestone vs. Sandstone

Limestone vs. Sandstone You may be wondering — what exactly is the difference between limestone and sandstone? In this blog, we’ll compare these two materials and help you decide which is right for your home. We’ll look at four factors to determine some similarities and differences: Composition Appearance Durability Cost Limestone   Composition Because limestone is commonly found in marine environments,... Read More
Posted by Michael Christie at Friday, April 29, 2022

4 Popular Fireplace Styles

4 Popular Fireplace Styles Whether the room you’re designing has a cozy cabin aesthetic or a more sleek and modern look, a fireplace can level up any space. Not only will they upgrade the interior style of your home and keep tenants warm in the winter, but they also add value to the property!  If you’re thinking about adding a fireplace to your room design, there are many different styles to choose from. From rustic to elegant, there’s an option for... Read More
Posted by Michael Christie at Wednesday, March 30, 2022

Turning Your Backyard Into an Outdoor Oasis

Turning Your Backyard Into an Outdoor Oasis By creating an outdoor oasis in your backyard, you not only increase the value of your home, but you create a place where you will love spending time. Outdoor entertaining spaces are perfect for gathering with friends and family.  Your back patio is an extension of your indoor space. By adding certain elements, you can make your outdoor space more inviting and livable, perfect for nice weather get-togethers!  Top Outdoor... Read More
Posted by Michael Christie at Thursday, July 15, 2021

4 Interior Design Trends of 2020 We Love

4 Interior Design Trends of 2020 We Love Spending extra time at home means that more and more people are taking on projects to renovate, update, and reinvent their homes and personal outdoor spaces like never before.  Here are some interior design trends that we absolutely love. Outdoor Kitchens & Entertainment Centers Summer is the season for grilling and being outdoors!  But an outdoor kitchen or entertainment center makes enjoying some fresh air and... Read More
Posted by Michael Christie at Thursday, June 4, 2020

How Bricks Are Made

The Building Blocks of Bricks Bricks are a strong, versatile material.  Humans have used them to create everything from houses to pizza ovens and more.  And we’ve had a lot of practice building with them.  The first bricks were used at least 5,000 years ago by masons in the Middle East, and since then have undergone some changes. The first bricks were made out of baked clay, but they weren’t particularly sturdy and disintegrated easily when exposed to... Read More
Posted by Michael Christie at Thursday, May 21, 2020

Benefits of Using Stone In Construction

Benefits of Using Stone In Construction Stone was one of the first materials used in the construction of various structures, and there’s a reason it continues to be used today.  It’s durable, weather-resistant, and beautiful.  Stone can be used in a variety of different projects and can lend itself to both rustic and modern designs. Types of Stone There are many different kinds of stone to choose from.  Here are some types of stone to consider. ... Read More
Posted by Michael Christie at Thursday, April 30, 2020