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There are many benefits to having a granite fountain. Granite has been used for home design and landscaping features for decades. Compared to other fountain types, such as cast stone, granite is the way to go. Here are a few benefits of having a granite fountain:

1. Durability

Granite is one of the most durable stones. Warm or cold, granite fountains will not crack like many limestone, cantera, marble or cast “stone” fountains tend to do during freeze and thaw cycles. If you live in a warm climate, a major advantage of granite fountains is low maintenance. People often use chlorine or bleach to clean their fountains. These...

Every fountain is unique and can be found at every price, depending on your budget and style. Check out these eight different stone fountain designs that fit every budget:

Budget: $20-$500

Some of our fountains are as low as $20, and are just as beautiful as the rest! The short triangle bubbling fountain (left) is a simple, yet exquisite, addition to any home or garden. Sometimes, less is more! The large bubbling basalt column fountain is $500 and serves as a unique addition to your garden! It provides a soothing water sound while accenting your landscaping with its rustic design.

 

Budget: $501-$1,000

The $544 single koi...

As the weather gets warmer, it’s the perfect time to add stone architecture and colorful plants to your landscaping! Gazebos, fountains and landscape decor are beautiful additions to any home. Different plants can also accent various architectural pieces. Here are three different plants and landscaping designs that work well together:

Gazebo

Gazebos add life and character to any home or garden. The Corinthian gazebo is handcarved from solid granite and has six unique columns. It features beautiful scroll work, griffins and floral design motifs. Although this gazebo looks stunning on its own, there are a number of plants that can...

Many people do not realize what a strong statement outdoor landscaping makes. The interior of your home is beautiful and well designed, so why not make your landscaping match that beauty? We offer a variety of stone accents and centerpieces that will make your landscape become a work of art. Here are three landscaping ideas for your home:

1. Fountains

Our diverse collection of fountains can add elegance to any outdoor landscaping! Our handcarved fountains complement gardens and make them stand out from the rest. Our classic acanthus leaf ornamented fountain enhances the beauty of a garden or landscape by having a petal-like basin...

Pondless water feature fountains are a wonderful addition to any landscape. They don’t require a visible pond or basin, but instead recirculates water through a hidden basin. The tranquil sound of water trickling down the fountain is relaxing as well as elegant. The process of installing a pondless water feature fountain is not as difficult as you may think when you have Carved Stone Creations at your side. We divide the process into a number of steps that are easy to follow and completed in a timely manner. The project we’re highlighting was one done in less than a day. We arrived for installation in the morning and were finished by...

Fountains aren't just for your outdoor landscaping, they are an excellent addition to the interior of your home. The variety of styles and unique designs add character to any room in your home. Not only that, but natural stone fountains are extremely durable and can last a lifetime. Learn about three different fountain styles for the interior of your home:

Pedestal Sphere Fountain

A pedestal sphere fountain can add elegance and personality to your home. Although these fountains can be used outdoors, they are equally as beautiful indoors. Similar to the second picture, a different spin on the classic pedestal is the floating sphere....

Are you thinking about incorporating stone architecture in your home? Stone is not only extremely durable, but also highly unique. The intricate design possibilities and architecture makes stone an excellent choice to spruce up your home. Take a look at these five architectural elements for your home:

Corbels

 

A corbel is a beautiful architectural element to add to your home. Our handcrafted stone corbels can be used in a number of ways to accent your home. It can be used to accent your garage or to support your roof, balcony, fireplace mantel or shelf edges. Corbels add to your home's decorative pieces for endless artistic...

An overmantel is a section installed over the mantel of the fireplace. Most of the time, it is designed to match the stone type and style of the fireplace surround and mantel to make it look like one exquisite piece. 

The stone overmantels (featured below) are all handcarved from natural stone. Overmantel designs can have as much or as little detail you choose. The overmantel’s carved details usually match the overall fireplace design.

Take a closer look at some overmantel designs:

Mirrored

This overmantel design features a mirror set in the carved stone. Mirrors make rooms look larger, so a fireplace with a mirror centered...