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Making A Home Your Family Will Love

When it comes to creating a gorgeous interior space, your home will only be as beautiful as your family allows it to be. If your children don't respect the space, your home will quickly fall back into disrepair, which is why I started focusing more and more on home and garden a few years ago. I was committed to creating a great space that was just as clean and gorgeous as it was functional, and I was really surprised to see how much of a difference my efforts made. Within a few short years, my place really seemed a lot more open, airy, and inviting. Check out this blog for great ideas on making a family-oriented home.


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Various Ways To Incorporate Natural Stone Around Your Home

by Alice Howard

If you have always wanted to incorporate natural stone around your home, but you were not sure where to get started, you will want to keep reading. Whether you make use of all of the suggestions or a few of them, you are bound to have a better idea of how you would like to transform your home.

Retaining Wall 

When you need to replace an old retaining wall or want to excavate some of your property, you will need to think about the material you will use for that new wall. While there are a lot of options out there, you might want to consider using flat natural stones to build your wall. This way, your wall will not be built with any made-man materials that are likely to stick out like a sore thumb. If you already have access to a lot of natural stone, you might find that using them to build your retaining wall can be the more affordable option.

Rustic Pathway

Instead of pouring concrete or using man-made stone or rubber slabs for the pathway that you are trying to create or redo, you may want to consider using natural stones. It is vital that the stones have at least one very flat side. There can be some grooves in the surface, which might even be preferable, as this can help provide a little traction when the stone is wet. However, you just do not want the stone to be round on the side that will be walked on, as that is too dangerous.

Interior Accent Wall

If you would like to bring some of the outside elements inside of your home, you can do this by creating an accent wall with natural stone. Since this is not anything that your family will be walking on, you will not have to worry about some of them having more of a rounded front to them. Also, you could put this type of accent wall in one or more rooms of your house. Pick a wall in the kitchen, the living room, or bedroom.

If you do not have any experience building an accent wall made out of natural stone, you might want to hire a contractor to help you with the first one. This way you will not have to worry about the wall falling down on anyone. Once you have some experience, you could do more accent walls in your home if that is what you want.

All you have to do now is to start looking around for affordable natural stone that you will be able to start collecting. For more information, contact a professional in your area like those found at Old World Stone.