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With the weather warming up, it’s time to start thinking about updating your landscape! Adding stone to your garden will transform your landscape into a tranquil oasis. 

Fountains

Artisan sculptors transform blocks of stone into exquisite fountain masterpieces for you to enjoy in your garden. The sound of trickling and bubbling water creates a relaxing atmosphere. Fountains are available in a variety of styles, from rustic to classic, to match your landscape.

Bridges

Relaxing backyard ponds are taken to the next level with a stone bridge. Skip the rotting wooden bridges that will wear quickly and add a long-lasting...

Stone accents fit in perfectly with the natural look of a garden. Natural stone is durable, and it will bring beauty to your landscape for many years. There are a variety of ways to add stone to your garden. Take a look at five stone accents:

1. Planters

Large stone planters are perfect for medium-sized trees and shrubs and larger flower arrangements. The durability of natural stone means these unique planters will outlast traditional terra-cotta, plastic and concrete planters. Natural stone planters are available in a variety of styles from classic to rustic. 

 

2. Lanterns

One-of-a-kind stone lanterns add ambiance and...

There are endless design opportunities with stone fountains. View five unique designs for your garden:

1. Water Wheel

This water wheel fountain is a sculpture within a sculpture! The rustic granite fountain features a precisely sculpted paddle wheel and mill house placed within the hollowed out cavity of the large boulder. As the water flows, it cascades over the paddle wheel, causing it to spin. The water flows into the self-contained boulder basin below and is recirculated to flow through again.

2. Fish

This wide-eyed fish fountain is handcarved from Maple Leaf Red granite. The water carvings around the bottom of the...

If you are considering installing a fountain in your landscape this summer, you should take the material into consideration. While there are many stone types offered for fountains, granite is the best option.

Granite Fountains

Granite is one of the most durable stones. The only substance harder than granite is diamond. Unlike other stone types, granite does not have a porous surface that traps water. Water trapped in porous stones can cause the stone fountain to crack and crumble as the water freezes and thaws. 

You can enjoy the beauty of a granite fountain year round because they don’t need to be covered up in the...

Kitchens are one of the most valued spaces in a home. They are used every day for cooking, eating and gathering. Investing in your kitchen will bring value to your whole home. If you are remodeling your kitchen, consider upgrading these standard pieces with stone designs: 

1. Sink

Swap out your traditional kitchen sink for a granite version. Granite sinks are durable and offer one-of-a-kind beauty to your home. These sinks can be made in any shape or size in a variety of stone colors. Skilled artisans can even add intricate handcarved details to the front of apron-front sinks. Adding a granite sink to your kitchen will give the...

Onyx was used in ancient Egypt for bowls and pottery items. It is still used today for various home decor pieces. Onyx is a popular stone used in jewelry, and this semi-translucent stone also makes a luxurious bathroom sink. 

1. Red Onyx Vessel Sink

This rimless red onyx vessel sink captures simple elegance. Since onyx is a natural stone, each vessel sink is one-of-a-kind. Depending on the piece of stone, this sink can have more red veining or more cream-colored swirls. Onyx looks beautiful polished and placed in a metal sink stand.

2. Contemporary Square Onyx Sink

Complement your home’s contemporary style with this

Custom stone fountains are our speciality. The design options are virtually endless. If you can imagine it, we can probably create it! 

The photos in this blog are from a project we worked on from start to finish for Pinelawn Memorial Park on Long Island. The process outlined is typical for most custom fountain projects. 

1. The process typically starts with the customer sharing a photo of a fountain they would like replaced or replicated. You can find your inspiration in our idea galleries or from photos of classical fountains from around the world.

The photos below are of a deteriorating concrete fountain. Pinelawn Memorial...

Handcarved stone fireplaces bring warmth and beauty to your home. Grand, two-story fireplace surrounds are breathtaking pieces for great rooms, foyers and living rooms, but they usually don’t fit in a bedroom or other smaller spaces in your home. Take a look at a few simple, smaller fireplace surround options: 

1. Travertine Surround

Minimalism is perfectly executed in this travertine fireplace surround. The Light Oriental travertine stone brings warmth and simplicity to the design. This fireplace features a mitered corner design and unique curved hearth.

2. Polished Granite Surround

This polished Wild Rose granite...