Decorative stone

The Importance of Chimney Maintenance

Did the holidays have you thinking about your chimney? While chimneys are usually neglected all year, the lore of the ever-elusive Santa Clause tends to bring this forgotten aspect of your home to light. In this blog, we’ll discuss why chimney maintenance is important and the positive impacts it has on your home, like: Adding curb appeal Ensuring your home’s safety   Adding Curb Appeal The exterior of your home is visible to anyone driving down your street — ... Read More
Posted by Michael Christie at Wednesday, January 25, 2023

How to Make Your Porch Stand Out

Your home’s porch is more than just shelter from the rain — it’s an entertainment spot, a place to enjoy the Memphis weather, and an inviting hub for your guests. Porches are truly an extension of your home, and should receive as much care and intentional decorating as your interior! If you’re looking to spruce up your home’s exterior with something that will impress the whole neighborhood, here are a few ideas on how you can make your porch stand out:  S... Read More
Posted by Michael Christie at Thursday, December 1, 2022

5 Most Common Styles of Brick

From Ragland Clay to Meridan, there’s no shortage of options when it comes to selecting a style of brick for your project. With so many choices, it can be difficult to decide which is right for you! In this blog, we’ll discuss the unique qualities of the 5 most common styles of brick for construction, including: Burnt Clay Bricks Sand Lime Bricks Fly Ash Bricks Concrete Bricks Sun-Dried Clay Bricks Burnt Clay Bricks One of the earliest-known types of building... Read More
Posted by Michael Christie at Wednesday, October 19, 2022

Best Materials to Create a Modern Patio

Designing your own customized patio is an exciting process, but with so many material options to choose from, it can be difficult to pick the right option for your home’s aesthetic. Whether your outdoor space is sleek and minimalist or modern with a retro flair, the team at Christie Cut Stone can help you find the perfect patio material. In this blog, we’ll discuss the best construction materials to use to create a modern patio, like: Limestone Travertine Bric... Read More
Posted by Michael Christie at Wednesday, August 24, 2022

4 Reasons Your Home Needs a Waterfall

As the famous pop group, TLC, once said — don’t go chasing waterfalls. However, the team at Christie Cut Stone disagrees.Installing a waterfall in your outdoor space can transform the aesthetic of your home and make your backyard the star of the neighborhood. In this blog, we’ll discuss the following four reasons why your home needs a waterfall: Increases property value Low-maintenance Enhances visual appeal Reduces stress Increases Property ... Read More
Posted by Michael Christie at Tuesday, August 16, 2022

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 planting your favorite flowers or some subtle succu... 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, includin... 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 of Jerich... 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, it’s primarily composed of plant and ani... 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 every ki... Read More
Posted by Michael Christie at Wednesday, March 30, 2022