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Why You Should Add an Outdoor Fireplace to Your Home

June 10th, 2013

Why add an Outdoor Fireplace to your home? Because it instantly makes the yard the place where everyone wants to be.  An Outdoor Fireplace or Firepit becomes the Focal Point of any patio and creates a feeling of Peace and Relaxation.

Notice all of the varieties to choose from because there is a fireplace for every budget.  From wood burning to gas, custom built vs pre-fabricated, built-in vs freestanding, tabletop, firebowls and torches, etc. to the elements they can be created from such as clay, copper, iron or metal, concrete and natural stone, you do not have to break the bank to get beauty, luxury and serenity that a fire feature will bring to your home.

Thinking about selling your home at some point?   An outdoor fireplace will boost interest and value to your home because it helps potential buyers to really imagine themselves there.  Just like the microwave oven, the outdoor fireplace will soon become a staple in newly built homes (and so will marshmallows)


Sick of Mulching Every Year?

May 29th, 2013

Try “Wood Rocks” – Or any Decorative Gravels and Pebbles for that matter – and then you’ll never have to purchase mulch again!  In fact – Crushed Gravels and Pebbles are available in many varieties, colors and sizes.  And yes, there is a gravel that resembles Mulch too!  So – if you’re exhausted by the annual task of buying and spreading mulch but you don’t want a sudden change, gradually transform some of your landscaped beds to Decorative Gravels.  Eventually, the question will then be, “What will you do with all of that extra time on your hands?”

Gravels and Pebbles behave just like mulch by preserving the moisture in your soil and deterring those dreadful weeds. They add even more beauty to your home because they shine during wet periods when the stone’s finer qualities are revealed.  In the end, rock and gravel garden beds are economical, easy to install and are low maintenance – all helping to make your life a little easier!

Leave No Stone Unturned

April 22nd, 2013

Although concrete pavers & retaining walls have been in consistent demand over the past 20 years, Natural Stone has been the material of choice for centuries.  Natural stone can be used in just about every aspect of your indoor & outdoor living areas.  It creates a feeling of royalty and is the perfect resource for adding beauty & value to your home. 

 To get started:  Familiarize yourself with all the varieties of stone available to you.  Notice the differences in textures, shapes & colors.  Cut stone vs irregular, thin or thick, round or flat, rough or smooth, dark, medium or light.  Pay attention to how they make you feel.  You’ll discover that no two stones are exactly alike so it’s important to take an active role in choosing the right stone for your project. 

 Decorating the outside of your home is the same as decorating the inside – It is still all about style & color.  You can keep it simple and classic, or mix it up a bit by combining textures and colors together in the same project.  You can even try mixing the old with the new by combining concrete pavers & walls with natural stone.  Let your imagination run wild because the possibilities are endless.  Enjoy!

Brandywine Patio and Best Stoneworks Products

April 19th, 2013

Best Stoneworks creates the distinctive look of genuine stone, without the expense

Stone adds natural beauty around a fireplace, texture to an entryway or grandeur to an entire exterior. Hand-crafted cast stone veneer from Best Stoneworks enables you to create a true stone ambiance at one-quarter to one-third the cost of traditional stone.

Best Stoneworks veneers weigh far less than real stone. But the walls they create appear to be supporting their own weight, just like an authentic stone wall. This is why Best Stoneworks veneers are different.

Whatever the look you want – natural, rugged, elegant, ageless – create it with cast stone veneer from Best Stoneworks. Our stone is made by hand not by large machinery, keeping hand of the craftsperson in the process.


Brandywine Patio and EP Henry Products

April 18th, 2013

EP Henry is one of the very few American, family-owned businesses that have surpassed a century milestone. Starting in 1903 with Edward P. Henry through today, we take pride in both the family heritage of the business as well as the relationships we have built in those 100+ years. We strive to maintain the core values that my great-grandfather, EP Henry, instituted: innovation, integrity, and respect. It’s worked for more than 100 years, and we are committed to continuing this excellence for the next 100 years.

We understand that what made us successful today does not ensure our success tomorrow, but we’re proud to look back to the innovations and foresight of the three preceding generations of Henry family leadership who established the foundation for our continued entrepreneurial spirit in moving EP Henry through its second century.

The bottom line is we value your business. Our industry-leading Lifetime Product Warranty and – now – Installation Warranty are a testament to the fact that we personally stand behind our products. So if you are making an investment in your home, there is only one name in Hardscaping you can trust – with over 100 years of excellence…EP Henry.