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The front entry is a popular and strategic home improvement,

Pickering used a Buckskin Flagstone from Riverview Stone

according to Maverick Landscaping owner, Maverick Pickering.

that comes in warm colored variations and has a leathery

“Upgrading the front entry is one of the most dramatic

look. The stone was laid over the existing concrete porch.

and cost-effective home improvement choices. This area is

“Flagstone has a naturally varied thickness that, when

the focal point of your property yet improvements can be

viewed as a raw edge, can look saw-toothed. To make

achieved at a much lower price point than most other

the edge uniformed, I banded it in street paver bricks for a fin-

improvements,” Pickering shared of the cost-effectiveness of

ished edge,” he explained of the process.

the projects.

In addition to beauty, the bricks also add significant

The homeowner in this project wanted to give their

interest to the project, he shared. “The street pavers are

home and entry a modern but rustic look for a warm and

architecturally recycled. They once were street pavers, hand

inviting feel.

crafted in the 1800’s. You can even see an occasional

“Using natural stone is something special. It is, admittedly,

thumbprint in them. That adds so much to the story of

more expensive than man-made alternatives. Yet nothing

the home. There is a history behind the design that makes

adds the feeling of permanence, history, and solidity as does

it exciting.”

natural stone. When using stone, I always want to provide the most cost effective solutions. In this case, a stone overlay was an option for the porch.”

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