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Old World Stoneworks January Newsletter

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COMPANY NEWS: The Year of the Mantel!

We hope you’ve had a great start to the New Year. At Old World Stoneworks, we’d like to suggest that you make 2017 the Year of the Mantel! Isn’t it time you installed the beautiful new mantel you and your home deserve? If you want to join us in making 2017 a year of home upgrades and overall beautification, contact us today. We are standing by, ready to serve your needs.

Deal of the Month

Speaking of the Year of the Mantel, now is the time to act. Through the end of February, we’re offering 10% off our gorgeous mantels. Act right away – remember, February is the shortest month of the year.


Think how nice the Taunton would look in your home! Available in cream or buff.

This Month on This Old House

If you’ve been following our blog, you know we are obsessed with the PBS series This Old House, which will feature our Amhurst Mantel in its 37th season. We’ve been blogging weekly recaps as the show slowly works its way to the season climax – a divinely amazing new fireplace! We’ve been able to confirm that this highlight will air during the February 9 episode, so put it on your calendar now.

In case you’ve missed an episode or two, don’t worry. We’ll get you up to speed.

The project house this season is an Arts & Crafts house located in Arlington, Massachusetts, owned and occupied by Nick and Emily Deldon, their cute little daughter and their ginormous Newfoundland dog. At more than a century old, the house has lots of charm but could use a few updates. Well, more than a few: an entire season’s worth, with a big crew working seemingly around the clock.

Here are the improvements we’ve seen in the last few episodes:

  • A backyard yoga studio built in a single day! Emily is a serious practitioner, and a certified yoga teacher. Now she finally has the private yoga sanctuary she’s always wanted.
  • The new room addition got a fancy roof covered with copper panels.
  • The Deldons got an electric pole removed that they’d always considered an eyesore, and upgraded to underground wiring.
  • An energy-efficient boiler. The old monster cost thousands of dollars per month to heat their house in winter.
  • Viewers got to virtually accompany the TOH crew on a fascinating field trip to Emerson Green in Devens, Massachusetts. Builder and developer Dan Gainsboro has designed an eco-forward project that saves residents both energy and dollars.
  • Cabinet installer Erik Frey began getting all the kitchen cabinets in place.

We got a preview of the herringbone pattern of bricks the crew is laying down for a big patio. They’re using Stiles and Harts bricks, which have been made in Bridgewater, Massachusetts since 1886. S&H is the only brick maker left in the state.

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A house at Emerson Green

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The new porch, in progress

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Building a yoga studio in a day!

Don’t miss the February 9 episode when our Amhurst Mantel will put an extra special touch on the Arlington project house. Make sure to check your local listings for air times. And in the meantime, if you’re ready to get started on a home project of your own, call us for all your range hood and fireplace needs.

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