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Category: Remodeling
13 Jan
2020
Back yard stone steps, raised stone planters and walkway

While We’re At It…

It’s not unusual for a client to engage us to help with a particular goal, challenge or space and then expand the scope of the project when it becomes apparent that a related project could make the property more enjoyable or functional. This happened with a client I posted about recently, who initially wanted to..

26 Nov
2019
Stone patio and raised beds

Decayed to Decked Out

A homeowner and casual gardener called Art of Stone one spring day when she’d finally had it with the old deck off the back of her fabulous Northeast Georgia home. She wasn’t specific about what might go in its place. She just knew she wanted to have a nice place to entertain. And some raised..

25 Oct
2019
Contemporary stone work on Lake Chatuge

Goosed Up Lake House

We’d all love to have the perfect home with the perfect view. But in real life, most of us have to make compromises. Dream house, but not on the beach. Mountain view, but we wanted a ranch. One Dahlonega couple, who plans to retire in Hiawassee eventually, found the extraordinary view they longed for there—along..

17 Sep
2019
Stone boulder wall for pool slide in Gainesville, GA

Sunny Slide Up

Visiting David and Ki’s home in Gainesville was like dropping in on summer camp. Kids everywhere! Their own, some on loan (foster children), their friends’ children… And why not? In keeping with the kid-friendly attitudes, they’d had a swimming pool built to create a fairy tale back yard. The kids were especially delighted to find..

28 Aug
2019
Courtyard garden and fountain

Home Court(yard) Advantage

Kerry and Brian’s family’s waterfront property is perfect for entertaining in style. It has a spacious, beautifully landscaped back yard, a large, covered outdoor kitchen and a sunny patio overlooking Lake Lanier. But sometimes, the family wished for a small, more intimate outdoor area for reading, having quiet conversations or contemplating the universe. The home..

17 Jul
2019
Stone walls and new sod

What’s Your Garden Inspiration?

Soil, sun and water can always be amended or adapted to create a nice garden. But there’s another element at the root of the most amazing gardens:  inspiration. It can be as simple as a color, a shape or a picture or as complicated as a memory, a smell or a dream. I really enjoy..

10 Jun
2019
Flagstone patio and knee wall

Moving Together

We really enjoy our clients and Gretchen and Roy are no exception. A few years ago they asked us to help them with their garden and patio in Dawsonville, Georgia. Jason and I worked with them to design a patio that harmonized with their lifestyle and tastes. Eclectic and fun! Last year, they told us..

14 Feb
2019
Lenten Rose

Whats Happening Now, February

With February being the last full month of winter, things are starting to get busy here at Art of Stone. The last of the winter pruning will be finished in the next few weeks and the first flowers are starting to pop up. I’ve seen daffodils and crocuses starting to sprout but the lenten roses..

05 Dec
2018
Stone fireplace on patio

Outdoor Gas Fireplace

Nothing is cozier than sitting by a fire on a clear winter night; the crackle of the flames, hot coco, snuggled up under blankets with people you love. However, an open, wood burning fireplace on a wood deck takes preparation and maintenance. The homeowners, Vicki and Joe decided on an outdoor gas fireplace instead. Before..

27 May
2018
stone flower edge

Using Stone for Landscape Borders and Edging

An abrupt end of dirt or mulch is usually the only indication of the border of a garden bed. While this may work for some beds, adding a physical barrier has multiple benefits.   Borders can be made of any material imaginable. Popular mediums include metal, wood, plastic, and stone. Stone is the most preferable..

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