Monday, August 31, 2009

Wednesday, November 19, 2008

One Car Becomes Two

This garage used to be a small 2 car because it was built around the turn of the 20th century. The brick was recycled from the original building and used to cover the front and wainscot (partially cover) the sides.

Are you interested in turning your tiny dated garage into usable space? Want to be earth friendly and recycle to brick into the building? Please call us to talk about your project. 303-518-1861

Monday, November 17, 2008

Gore Residence, Part 2

After this family got a chance to use the fire pit they continued with their summer room remodel. This wall was done with a pop out and basket weave patter to match the existing decorative brickwork on the other side of the house.

Sunday, November 16, 2008

Block Retaining Wall

This retaining wall was done to match an existing wall. This wall was constructed with block and veneered (covered) in stone. Retaining walls can be made out of a couple of materials, standard CMU block or retaining wall block such as Allen Block.
If you would like to have a retaining wall built please call us at 303-518-1861.

Wednesday, November 12, 2008

Flagstone Patio Before & After

I admit I love to look at before and after photos. It doesn't matter if the subject is a wardrobe makeover, the next best cosmetic or rebuilds on cars. I love them. But I do have a favorite kind of Before & After (and HGTV caters to this passion). My passion in a Before & After is home repair. (A little Curb Appeal anyone?)
Accent Custom Masonry does a lot of these little gems. We had a beautiful one earlier this year. The material is Pennsylvania Blue Flagstone. Let me tell you before you get to see these photos, they do not do justice to how pretty this stone is in person. It comes in a variety of colors, all naturally occurring of course, including grays, blues, greens and browns.

You can see from the photo above that this existing patio needed some TLC. To avoid this on your flagstone DO NOT use salt or other ice melters as it degrades the cement between the stones.

What the picture doesn't tell you is that this homeowner chose to incorporate a heating system beneath the flagstone so they won't need to use ice melter in the future.

Here is a slightly better image of the color in this stone. If you are interested in Pennsylvania Blue Flagstone we would be happy to direct you or even accompany you to the nearest stone yard that carries it. Please call us at 303-518-1861 for more information.

Tuesday, November 11, 2008

Hotz Residence

This gas grill is a beautiful addition to an amazing backyard. The countertops are Sebastian flagstone. The mortar is colored to match the existing stonework on the home.

This unique fire pit was converted from an existing pond structure. Fire pits can be created in many shapes.

Conover Residence

The Conover's wanted to create an outdoor kitchen as well as an area to entertain.

The fire pit and wall (pictured below) created a living space.

The grill makes a wonderful outdoor kitchen. The large flagstone countertops provide plenty of space for food preparation and storage.

Interested in getting your own outdoor kitchen and living room? Call us at 303-518-1861.