Stone — The Natural Choice

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Stone — The Natural Choice

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Create a unique outdoor living space that will stand the test of time with the long-lasting beauty and versatility of natural stone. Today’s stone landscape design experts know just how to showcase stone, allowing it to shine as a central part of your landscape that’s both stylish and functional.

Add natural stone around a swimming pool or outdoor kitchen to give it an elegant look and feel. Pennsylvania flagstone, West Mountain and Avondale are just a few examples of natural stone that will stand the test of time and pair well with many other materials, including wood, brick and decorative concrete.

There are a number of ways to incorporate natural stone into your landscape design:

Outdoor Living Spaces
Many custom outdoor kitchens and bars utilize natural stone in their design. “One of stone’s biggest advantages is that it can be used for both modern and traditional design,” says Vincent Esposito, a third generation stonemason. Whether you’re looking for a sleek, contemporary look or a classic, timeless style, you can find the style you love in natural stone. 

Other custom outdoor features such as fire and water can reshape the way you use your outdoor living space. Natural stone fireplaces or outdoor fire pits create a cozy ambiance, while enhancing your outdoor living space all year round. Fountains, waterfalls and other water features add interesting dimension and tranquility while creating a peaceful, calming escape. 

Little Details, Big Impact
Your masonry remodeling project does not have to be extravagant to make a big impression. Small details can make a huge difference in the enjoyment of your outdoor living space. Stone steps and walkways provide visually pleasing focal points while increasing safety for family and friends. Versatile and adaptable, natural stone can accent any feature of your outdoor living space.

An Array of Options
Natural stone is the ultimate building material—stylish, enduring, and versatile.

It is available in a wide range of shapes, sizes and colors and can be used in a variety of applications. This inherent versatility means natural stone can easily transition from primary building material to accent features. No matter what style you choose, natural stone will seamlessly blend with any existing outdoor features or building materials.

Professional Technique
Today’s stonemasons combine old-world techniques with cutting-edge technology. “Masonry is one of the oldest professions,” says Vinny, “So we’ve learned what works and what doesn’t.“ This experience means a custom masonry project will not only look great but last for years to come. 

Before choosing a local masonry firm, ask to see their portfolio of landscape renovation projects and professional credentials. A company with extensive experience will bring your ideas to life while keeping your project on time and budget. It’s also important to make sure the firm you choose has a solid warranty and history of service.

Esposito Masonry is one of the most respected masonry firms in the Brandywine Valley. Family owned and operated, their trained professionals have been installing only the highest quality materials for more than 20 years. Call today at 302-778-1800 in DE or 610-485-6522 in PA to schedule a consultation. You can also view an online gallery of their work at EspositoMasonry.com.

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