Finding ways to increase a home’s value isn’t always easy because it often requires thinking of what potential buyers want. The right interior and exterior renovations around the house can have a major impact on how buyers perceive your property. Let’s explore the best home improvement projects that can increase your home value. Continue reading
The overmantel is only one part of a fireplace setup, but it’s a part that you can use to your advantage in a big way. The aesthetic benefits of the overmantel are so effective that you can create a focal point using the overmantel alone. Update your home today using these effective ways to create a fireplace focal point with your overmantel.
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.
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.
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.
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.
I think this page includes images of the facility. If not, this link should go to somewhere else that the client prefers.
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.
This is the third and final post for our Best of 2014 campaign. Over the past year, Old World Stoneworks has worked with some great people and we wanted to show our appreciation. With that being said, we chose the best Architects, Designers, and Builders we’ve worked with in 2014. The following interviews will showcase some of the people we’ve worked with and how they contribute to building such beautiful homes and buildings.
In our final edition, we interviewed Melissa A. Fliegel RA, a Project Architect at Van Auken Akins Architects LLC.
This is the first post in a series we are calling the “Best of 2014”. Over the past year, Old World Stoneworks has worked with some great people and we wanted to show our appreciation. With that being said, we chose the best Architects, Designers, and Builders we’ve worked with in 2014. The following interviews will showcase some of the people we’ve worked with and how they contribute to building such beautiful homes and buildings.
This marks our first edition and we interviewed Taylor Stark, the Vice President at The Stark Companies, a family owned and operated residential design + build firm specializing in remodeling and new construction, primarily in the Park Cities.
Think fireplaces are just for family rooms? We’ve compiled a list of five unique cast stone fireplaces from Old World Stoneworks to inspire you this spring! Take a look at some of the examples below from Houzz and Pinterest. Then, let us know of any special places you’ve seen a beautiful and memorable fireplace installation. Visit us on Houzz or Pinterest to see even more examples.
We love this family room with our Amhurst Cast Stone Fireplace Mantel as a central focus point.