Fireplaces are commonplace in homes. However, you shouldn’t install a fireplace solely because you see it in another house. First, consider what it brings to the space so you can learn how it will help you. A fireplace will make a big impact on your home, and that impact can be for the better. Browse these reasons to install a fireplace in your home to see why it may be the perfect upgrade for your property.
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Precast vs. Cast Stone: What’s the Difference?
Fireplaces warm up a home, but you can make certain design choices that influence their aesthetics. You can lean into a natural stone texture, or you can move in a different direction. Knowing which path to take to meet specific preferences requires learning what separates the available options. For example, you can install fireplaces using cast or precast building materials. So, when comparing precast vs. cast stone, what’s the difference? Let’s look at what makes each method unique and worth using in your home.
3 Ways To Make Your Living Room Look More Luxurious
Your home may look nice, but does it lack the level of luxury you want? Every homeowner has their own personal taste. That said, everyone can still follow the same steps to convey elegance in the living room. A luxurious living room is particularly powerful because it’s a space for socializing and relaxation. Try these ways to make your living room more luxurious if you want your creativity and personality to shine through.
Introducing Our New Architectural Cast Stone Capabilities
We are happy to announce that Old World Stoneworks is now a full-scale manufacturer of architectural cast stone products
Over the past 20 years, we have been a full-service manufacturer for both custom cast stone and custom stone products that are used in residential and commercial properties alike. Now we are expanding! Our new cast stone production facility allows us to offer a full range of architectural services for our customers.
Old World Stoneworks has manufactured beautiful fireplace mantels, range hoods, accessories and more for our customers. Now we are able to provide even more services and products with our improved architectural cast stone capabilities.
Why Cast Stone Is a Popular Choice for Builders
Architectural cast stone, which is a man-made limestone, is a cost-effective alternative to natural limestone because it maintains the inherent characteristics and appearance of real stone. It is popular with home builders because it can be used to create stunning and unique features without breaking the bank.
The budget-friendly nature of cast stone also makes it desirable to commercial builders because they are able to use it for large projects that would be prohibitively expensive otherwise.
Of course, choosing cast stone is about more than just saving money on a building or renovation project. It also is beautiful, fully customizable and durable. Cast stone can be used inside and outside and in any part of a building project. It is used in kitchens, entryways, living rooms, windows, archways, columns and much more.
Cast stone can be utilized well in private homes, apartment complexes, high-end condos, restaurants, office buildings, public gardens, government facilities and more.
Our Cast Stone Services
We are proud that our man-made limestone emulates Indiana limestone, also known as Bedford limestone, which is the highest quality quarried limestone in the United States.
Our new cast stone production facility provides us with the capabilities to provide all of the following cast stone products:
- Window Surrounds
- Door Surrounds
- Wall Caps
- Fireplace Mantels
- And More
Our New Facility
Check out our new production facility!
We are able to continue to craft the highest quality indoor and outdoor cast stone pieces, regardless of the size of the project. Our customers range from those who are working on small-scale projects in an individual residential home to those working on significant, large-scale commercial properties.
We also are capable of producing materials at a higher volume than ever before, thanks to the capacity of our new facility.
We are located in the Dallas-Fort Worth area, which means we are perfectly situated to quickly ship our cast stone products nationwide to wherever you are building.
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Take a Look at What We Have to Offer
We are here to help you find the right cast stone product for your new build or retrofit project. We can assist you with specifying, measuring and planning. We also look forward to answering any questions you have about our cast stone products.
In the meantime, we invite you to look at testimonials from our satisfied customers as well as the photo gallery of our work with six La Madeleine Country French Cafe locations. A video of our Normandy fireplace mantel in the dining room of La Madeleine can be seen on our YouTube page.
Contact us through our website or give us a call at 800-600-8336 to talk about how we can help you find the perfect cast stone product for your build.
Cast Stone Fireplace Overmantels That Wow
Incorporating a cast stone fireplace overmantel is the perfect way to add both visual interest and height to your living space. With its rich history and a wide variety of designs we offer, adding an overmantel to your cast stone fireplace is sure to be the focal point of your home that will make everyone stop and say “wow!”.
Here are 4 cast stone fireplace overmantel designs that are guaranteed to make a grand statement. Continue reading
10 Kitchen Range Hoods That Make a Statement
At Old World Stoneworks, we think a big, bold kitchen range hood makes a powerful statement. Here are 10 of our favorite kitchen range hood styles – some made by us, some by other artisans. Continue reading
Types of Stone Hearths
While the word “hearth” is often used interchangeably with “fireplace,” and is a great metaphor for family life, technically it means the floor of the fireplace that often extends into the room.
Choosing a type of stone hearth is not as exciting as selecting a mantel, and may be an afterthought in your purchase process.
But at Old World Stoneworks, we know that the smaller details are all important to the overall look of your room. This week we’ll take a peek at the four different types of stone hearths we offer. Continue reading
European Designs: Cast Stone Fireplace Mantels
At Old World Stoneworks, the names of our cast stone fireplace mantels are highly thought out because of the design inspiration in which they came from. When creating these beautiful pieces of work, we not only strive to make them look luxurious but to also transport you into another world.
European designs for cast stone fireplace mantels can be described as many elements beautifully blended together. It starts with the rich historical bones of European elegance, fused with the modern and sharp-edged details that we love today.
3 Inspiring Mid-Century Modern Fireplace & Mantel Designs
Adding a mid-century modern fireplace and mantel is a simple way to achieve the undeniable timeless appeal of mid-century modern design into your home. Mid-century modern design is one that fully encompasses a sleek and simple appearance and doesn’t lack in luxury feel.
At Old World Stoneworks, our main focus is on creating inviting living spaces that are infused with cast stone elements that will never dull. Here are three inspiring designs that can help you incorporate the timeless and refined mid-century modern fireplace mantel design into your home:Continue reading
Range Hood Styles For Your Kitchen
Depending on the setup of your kitchen, one style of a kitchen range hood will probably work better than another. Whichever kind of kitchen range hood you install, your kitchen air quality and atmosphere will improve dramatically! Range hoods for kitchens help to remove excess heat, provide additional lighting, make the air cleaner and generally improve your property value. Check out the main styles you will find when looking for the right range hood style to fit your kitchen.
Best Practices for Building Fires in Your Fireplace
Fires are cozy, welcoming, and remind many of us of holidays and beloved family traditions. But if built improperly, they can also be dangerous. As we head into fall, this week we’ll review best practices for building a safe and lovely fire in your wood-burning fireplace. Continue reading
How to Prep Your Fireplace for the First Fire of the Season: Fireplace Tips
At Old World Stoneworks, we’re excited about lighting that first fire of the season. But because we’re professionals, we know the importance of slowing down and make sure our fireplace is properly prepped before igniting any logs. Here is how to prep your fireplace for the first fire of the season. Continue reading
Easy Fall Decorating Ideas for Your Home
Chilly nights and falling leaves, deep earth tones and pumpkin everything. Here are a few Easy Fall Decorating Ideas to bring the change of season into your home décor. Continue reading
Happy Labor Day Weekend
Your friends at Old World Stoneworks want to cheer you up with not one, but TWO special promotions this month. Take advantage of 10% off all of our beautiful cast stone fireplace mantels AND 10% off our exquisite range hoods through September 30, 2018. Continue reading
Make Your Kitchen the Heart of the Home
You can quickly make your kitchen the inviting heart of your home with some décor tips that are as beautiful as they are easy to adopt. It’s important to understand what an inviting kitchen actually means to you. To some, it might mean clean surfaces while to others it means accessibility. Why not combine the two by bringing together high-end furnishings, design, and architecture with a clean look and feel that’s still organized and welcoming without it looking too polished. A kitchen is meant to make a mess in after all! Continue reading
History of Firescreens
Firescreens are essential fireplace accessories that add both beauty and safety to your home. Today, we’ll look at their long and noble history. Continue reading
Home Improvement Projects to Use Your Tax Refund On
Oh, the agony and ecstasy of tax time. Many Americans dread preparing their tax return, yet rejoice at the refunds. Today we’ll focus on the ecstasy part of the equation: the wonderful tax refund, and what you can do with it. Continue reading
Outdoor Decor: Summertime Patio Ideas
For most of us, summertime brings nostalgic memories: time off from school, playing with friends, taking family trips, and, above all, spending lots of time outdoors. Carefree school days might feel like they’re a lifetime away. But there’s no reason adults can’t recapture summertime outdoor experiences. Continue reading
Featured Walls: Ideas for the Wall Behind your Fireplace Mantel
Creating a featured wall is an easy way to give a room a makeover. In a room with a focal feature, such as an ornate headboard in a bedroom or a gorgeous mantel in a living room, you can make the wall an extension of that special feature. Here are a few ideas of how to use color, contrast, and texture to showcase your mantel and take a wall in your home from ordinary to extraordinary. Continue reading
What’s Hanging Above Your Mantel? Understanding Color Field
In our ongoing quest to help customers find the ideal artwork to complement their mantel, this week we’ll look at color field painting. It’s a good match if you like abstract art and bright colors. Continue reading