Hardscaping™ Your Historic Home

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Cape Cod, Dutch Colonial, Queen Anne, Cottage, these are just a few of the many styles of historic homes found in North America. The Concrete Jungle Post World War II, when "Baby Boomers" made the scene and America grew at an alarming rate, cities expanded and suburban neighborhoods popped up to make room for the population explosion.

Get Away From It All In your Own Back Yard

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Courting Tips Looking to update your existing patio or create one? Consider a courtyard as your next outdoor project. These intimate outdoor spaces have been delighting homeowners as far back as 3000 BC. Courtyards are customarily identified as being open to the sky and closed off on 3 or 4 sides using walls, buildings or plantings.

Home Design Trends: Then and Now, Inside and Out

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Living Styles That Grow On You In the 1990’s the new hot trend in home design was “Bringing the Outside, In”. Designers created boldly themed outdoor inspired rooms with natural color palettes of grays, greens and browns. Typical outdoor elements of wood, wrought iron and cut stone brought in texture and provided visual interest.

Landscape Design’s Season Opener

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Even with temperatures in the teens and snow falling from the sky, there is little doubt that spring will be here soon. While garden enthusiasts yearn for the day that they can break soil and begin planting, rearranging their landscape and planning new landscape designs, the harbingers of spring continue to press forward with signs of an end to this longer-than-usual winter.

Landscape Design 101: Types of Pavers to Complete your Yard

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Whether you are undertaking a new landscape design project, or waking up an existing garden in your yard, adding pavers or walls can instantly add curb appeal well before the first flower has bloomed. Many homeowners without "green thumbs" use Hardscaping™ to bring color and texture into their front or back yards without the commitment expansive gardens require.

Hardscaping™? Why You Should Choose Concrete Pavers over Brick Pavers

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For anyone that has decided to redo or install a new patio, walkway or driveway, selecting the best material to use can be a difficult decision to make, especially if you are choosing between concrete pavers or bricks. When it comes to making this decision, it's important to understand the difference between pavers and bricks.

Four Ways Cast Veneer Stone Warms Up Your Décor this Season

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There's nothing quite like being home for the holidays. Family, friends and holiday cheer warm us up during the cold winter weather - but there are other ways to warm your home, as well! EP Henry's Cast Veneer Stone provides a natural look to the interior or exterior of your home, and can be used to complete almost any project. Cast Veneer is so close to natural stone in appearance, color and texture, that the two are virtually indistinguishable.

Sustainable Landscaping: Thinking Beyond Your Walkways and Patios

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As people continue to realize the benefits of being environmentally friendly, sustainable design is a growing trend. There are many ways for homeowners to help the environment - and their wallets - by investing in sustainable landscaping. Lawns, more than any other landscaping element, take away from a person's sustainability efforts.

More than a Pretty Face: What Retaining Walls Add to Your Landscape

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With the bitter cold already showing its face and the holidays fast approaching, it may seem a bit early to be "thinking spring," but it's never too early to consider sprucing up your outdoor landscape. Though most people often stick to simply planting trees and shrubs, installing a retaining wall can be an interesting way to refresh your landscaping and create the ideal outdoor living space.

Start Planning Your Spring Landscape Design Now

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Looking forward until winter's over so you can start enjoying spending time outside? Why wait? Start planning your new landscape design now! Start early, and you'll have plenty of time to put careful thought into your design, get it properly installed, and have it ready to enjoy by the time flowers start to bloom.