One of the greatest pleasures we have in the building materials industry is to see how our products are used from start to finish. We recently received pictures from Leslie Gustafson & Co., an Interior Design Firm in New York, of a veneer stone fireplace project. A common misconception when working with real stone veneer is that people use it for exterior applications only. While stone veneer is an excellent product for external use it is also very common for interior fireplaces, walls, and other decorative applications.
A well-designed patio adds value to your home in more ways than one. Going the whole nine yards in setting up your patio, however, can get expensive. The cost of the finest patio furniture and materials can easily run up to thousands of dollars. You can still achieve amazing patio designs on a budget though. Here are some ideas that may help you achieve just that.
One of my jobs as Director of Operations is to stay on top of the trends in various industries related our business. This includes real estate trends (commercial & residential), the building materials industry, stone veneer, technology, and of course, manufacturing. As I continue to read articles and analyze our data I have noticed a recent trend: Natural Stone Steps.
When you want to add value to your home there are typically three upgrades people make: Kitchen, Bathroom, Finished Basement. These three classics have been the standard for years but now that everyone is doing it, homeowners need to find ways to stand out from the crowd.