Preparing Your Kitchen & Bathroom for Holiday Guests

  The holiday season is in full-swing, which means many people are likely to have a plethora of guests passing through—from party guests to overnight stays with family members. This is the best time of year to proudly show off a beautiful home, and with a few simple steps, it’s simple to transform a living space into a warm and …

Preparing the Kitchen Countertops for the Holidays

Thanksgiving may have come and gone, but that means the holidays are really just getting started. The invitations have been sent, the stockings have been hung and the menus have been meticulously planned. Through the remainder of December and into New Year’s Eve, people are frantically working to prepare their homes for the holidays, and for most people the kitchen …

Going Green with Granite Recycled

  What happens to an old granite countertop once it is replaced with a new one? What about the stone left over after a fabricator finishes a countertop? It is possible that a stone as beautiful as granite could end up in a landfill, but it is actually finding new life due, in part, to a push toward environmentally-friendly home …

In home design, marble is having a (big) moment

Source article posted by FD Luxe on Monday, September 30, 2013 at DallasNews.com Marble, real and otherwise: It’s not just  for mantels and gravestones, you see produced and styled by BRITTANY WINTER photographs by CHRIS PLAVIDAL Kelly Wearstler Marble sculpture, $840 Marble egg, $36, Grange Hall. Knoll Sarinen marble coffee table, $2,383, Design Within Reach. Blu Dot marble-top nesting tables, $999 set …

Choosing the Right Stone for Countertops

There comes a time in every kitchen’s lifetime when renewal is necessary. Maybe the floor is a bit dull, or maybe the cabinets seem dated. Some kitchens seem so dreary that it appears a complete renovation is the only course to liven them up, whereas others just need a nip and tuck. The decision to choose stone is easy; however, …

Home Makeover

Allied Stone was excited to be a part of a generous team of people and companies that donated for a complete Home Makeover. We were able to donate brand new Granite kitchen countertops to the deserving family. We are thankful that we were able to give back to our community in this way.   Home Makeover Video

Beyond Labor Day with Outdoor Stone

Although Labor Day signifies the fast-approaching end of summer, it doesn’t mean people have to stop enjoying the outdoors. Even as the days grow shorter and the temperatures cool, families can still gather for late summer cookouts, alfresco dining and relaxation. As outdoor living surges in popularity, diverse design options and the usage and availability of quality materials such as …

Back to School Renovations for Kitchens and Bathrooms

  August is synonymous with back-to-school activities: parents purchasing clothing and school supplies for their children, teachers returning from their summer vacations and schools preparing to start the new school year. August also serves as a subtle reminder that summer is ending soon and fall is just around the corner. With change in the air, the last full month of …

Using Water and Stone With Your Landscaping

  When some people think of escaping from the summer heat, they have visions of water crashing into the shore as they walk along a sandy beach. If time or circumstance doesn’t provide the opportunity for a getaway, a “stay-cation” may be the best alternative. Even if the beach isn’t just off the patio, there are various options that provide …

Paving the Way with Stone at Your Home

During the spring and summer months, many people spend time outdoors to relax, play games, or for parties and gatherings. Renewed interest in the outdoors has caused many homeowners to start construction or home renovation projects to create the perfect backyard sanctuary. Backyards aren’t the only areas receiving attention—front yards are being redefined as open-air foyers, serving as stunning entrances …