Monday, December 27, 2010

3  Outdoor Spaces: Part 1 Supplement

Check out this preview of our new line of Pavers from Pavestone...

"The Venetian Stone™ product advent is the latest development in enhanced pavements. Its uniquely attractive cleft surface sets it apart from other pavement treatments. This texture resembles old world charm and invokes a traditional convention."
Venetian Stone is offered in a few different sizes: A 2 piece combination- Square and Half Square; Giant piece; & Large Rectangular piece.  Combine all 4  pieces for beautiful and intriguing patterns. 

Earth Friendly Paving Solutions           Eco-Venetian Stone
"The advent of the Pavestone Eco-Venetian Stone™ makes this the latest product development in permeable pavements. Its modular square and rectangular shapes and uniquely attractive cleft surface set it apart from other permeable pavement treatments."
"With the renowned durability of interlocking pave stones, Holland Stone offers the old world charm of a simple paver shape."

"Plaza Stone is a timeless paving stone with an impressionistic embossed surface profile. It creates a gentle and warm effect by combining the soft curved edges of the rectangular and square stones."

Pavestone offers a variety of colors, textures, and sizes giving you the ability to add your own character and style to your outdoor space.  

Stop by your nearest Alabama Brick location to see product literature, product images, and samples.  It is important to view colors and textures in person before ordering.  If there is a particular product you are interested in; call first and let us know and we'll make sure we have it for you to see! 

Tuesday, September 14, 2010

3  Outdoor Spaces: Part 1

Houzz- Kitchen Design, Bathroom Design and More»
"The basics of outdoor "room" design.  It's a lot like painting a picture.  The fundamental principles an artist applies to creating a dynamic, visually captivating work are the same ones essential to a successful outdoor design plan.  The four elements -- line, color, form, and texture -- when thoughtfully considered during the planning stages, will ultimately lead to your creating a well-designed, thoroughly enjoyable outdoor living area you'll love sharing with family and friends for years to come." -Belgard
From the ground up
Flooring and all things considered... 

Pavers - The aesthetic foundation of your outdoor living space... The beauty and style beneath your feet.  When choosing your pavers, line, color, form, texture, and material are all elements to be considered.

Alabama Brick offers a variety of pavers to fit your style and needs.

Scroll below to see a preview of clay pavers...

 4" x 8" clay pavers can be used to form a variety of different patterns...

With the patterns above one would need to use a 4" x 8" paver with a tight or dry joint and masonry sand sweeped in between the joints.  If modular pavers are being used one would need to install with mortar joints. 

Here is a preview of a few 3 piece  
concrete pavers that we have a limited stock of now...

Natural Flagstone  
is another great option for your outdoor living space.  We offer flagstone in two different tones- blue and buff.

Flagstone offers a natural organic feel to your outside space.

Please visit one of our 4 locations to see samples and colors in person. 

Tuesday, June 22, 2010

2  Accent Wall

I don't know about you, but when I think of an accent wall paint comes to mind.  You know let's paint all the walls one neutral color and then paint one focal wall a different fun color.  This is an easy solution to create interest in your space.  Then on this wall you may place a collection of artwork, mirrors, etc.  There is something else though, something that goes beyond paint and decorative items...

Contest going on now!  Win an Eldorado Stone Gemstone Wall Transformation valued at $10,000!
Enter to win now!

Eldorado Stone on DIYNetwork Yard Crashers
Watch as this loft space is transformed with an EmberWall using the Nantucked Stacked Stone profile from Eldorado Stone.

Some ideas Eldorado Stone inspires us with...
Candle Wall in your Bathroom...Hum drum bathroom to SPA RETREAT
Candle Wall in your Dining Room...did someone say romantic ambiance?

Ember Wall...timeless classic warmth
Art Wall...showcase your art and family portraits in a whole new way
Vino Wall...showcase your wine collection without building a wine cellar

Imagine taking one wall of one room in your home and completely transforming the space...what would you do?!? What are your ideas?

Tuesday, May 4, 2010


Check out just one of the stone choices you have to choose from that we have in-stock and on SALE now!!! Lantana Cliffstone.  

Cliffstone is a contemporary and versatile wall stone with refined flat-planed faces and distinctive textural details.  The mix of rectangular and lineal stones offers a selection that is easy to install.  Stones range 1.5" to 5.5" in height and 4" to 22" in length.  Color palettes range from grayed greens, antiqued golds, pewter and browns.

Lantana Cliffstone has been one of our more popular stones with it's clean-lined look and ability to mix well with contemporary schemes as well as rustic schemes.  Plus it is comprised of beautiful neutral tones, so you have the freedom to paint your walls beige today, green tomorrow, and blue next year!  No matter how your style changes Lantana Cliffstone will be a great foundation for your design and for years to come.

One homeowner and her family have been remodeling their finished basement and she came in to the Greystone showroom to find a stone to reface their fireplace.  She loved Lantana Cliffstone because of it's neutral warm pallet. Other elements in the room that will be paired alongside Lantana Cliffstone are slate tile, hardwood flooring, and a wood mantle.  She is also using the stone on a back splash in the space as well.  I spoke with her yesterday and they completed the fireplace and back splash by themselves....her son and husband did the fireplace in just one day!  She helped complete the back splash the next day!  I can not wait to see pictures and will post as soon as I get them!  

More recently I had a gentleman visit the Greystone Showroom who also chose the Lantana Cliffstone for 3 fireplaces he is redoing in his log cabin.  The first time he visited the showroom he knew he loved this particular stone and didn't care to take much of a look at anything else.  He checked out one of the samples I have available and took it to his cabin to make sure that was the right choice.  His biggest desire was for the stone to look authentic and in character with the surroundings and native to the area.  He came back in last week and success!!!  He will also be doing this project himself. 

If you have a project around the house that you've been wanting to tackle, the time is now with Lantana Cliffstone and other great choices on sale!  Come and see me at the Greystone Showroom or visit your nearest Alabama Brick location.  We will be glad to explain how you to can easily install yourself or we can recommend a great installer.

See you soon!

Wednesday, March 31, 2010

Let's blog about it!

What should we blog about?

Let's expand on information and inspiration:  Answer your questions, Talk about new ideas for your home, Product Features, Local Project Spot Lights, Specials, Events, Installation information, and anything else you want to talk about!

Get ready for...

Check in during the coming weeks for new ways to customize your home or project.
Requests are welcome!

Tuesday, March 30, 2010

1       Fireplace... in yo' face!  
              The ABC's of fireplace possibilities.

A makeover for your existing fireplace may be just what your family room needs! 
To those of you that have a fireplace in your home: When you walk into this room what is the first thing you see?  Is it a beautiful architectural feature that you know and love as your fireplace...the fireplace that you love to make the focal point of your room?  The very feature that causes your friends to burn with envy?!

Or is it an outdated  eyesore looming over your space leaving you with a dissatisfied feeling (the large elephant in the room that you would rather cover with a large armoire)?    If you answered yes to this last question, it is time to take back your space!   

We offer beautiful stone and brick veneer options that will fit your style and add a burst of fresh air to your home.  

Some people may assume that adding stone or brick to their interior means rustic and traditional, however, stone or brick can take on a very modern feel just as easily.  What stone or brick will do for your interior is add a distinct element, a core foundation, a sense of strength and even history.  The surrounding elements (including mantle, hearth, colors, decor, furniture, etc.) help to decide the style of your space. 
Browse through some Eldorado inspiration photos to a get a feel  

 Eldorado Stone: Mesquite Cliffstone (ON SALE NOW)

 Eldorado Stone: Orchard Cypress Ridge (ON SALE NOW) 
Check out this video:  


Building a new home? A fireplace is a great timeless element to incorporate and all the while adding resale value to your home. 

We can offer you all the materials needed to build a traditional masonry fireplace and we can offer a great solution for prefabricated fireplaces: FireRock.  The FireRock units have been very popular.  They are easy to install and comparably better than the other pre-fab options available.  FireRock even offers a "See-Through" unit so you can enjoy your fire from two rooms.  They also offer a "Vent-Free" option and much more.  In other words, FireRock can be the solution to your home's fireplace needs. 

Create an outdoor get away centered around the ambiance of an outdoor fireplace.  Insert yourself, family, and friends into the picture below...perfect picture!  Enjoy for years to come. 

We also have products available to allow you to create a complete outdoor kitchen (more to come on this topic later). 

Who's blingin' now?!