Starting Your Custom Masonry Project
Doing a custom masonry project may seem daunting at first, but the process is definitely doable. It can provide multiple benefits for your property value and be a fun project to embark on. But first you need to be prepared.
Devise a Plan for the Custom Masonry Project
Every good custom masonry project begins with a good plan. This involves knowing where you’re going to do your project, what materials it is going to use, an estimated cost, and approximate timeline for the entire thing.
You will also want to be sure that the result will fit in well with the rest of your home. If you plan on doing an outdoor kitchen then make sure the aesthetics jive well with the rest of your backyard. If you are interested in building an indoor or outdoor fireplace then make sure that it is placed in the most optimal spot.
You’ll also want to plan when exactly to start your custom masonry project. Depending on where you live, you may be better off doing your project during the fall of even winter months. This will make outdoor projects a little easier and the holidays may give you the extra free time you need.
Know What Materials You Want to Use
Many people like to opt for a combination of brick and stone for certain landscaping or custom masonry projects. This can be a fantastic way to build a patio or fireplace as the stone and brick pairing can help create a more unique look. Your final project will look more dynamic and easier on the eye.
More importantly than looks are how well it all functions. A kitchen, grill, patio, fountain or fireplace all need to work well and last a long time. The materials you use should ideally last for years and years and be very durable. You’re not just building something that will last a few years but something that can last for potentially for more than a lifetime.
Need Help? Contact Us Anytime
If this is your first ever custom masonry project then you probably could use a bit of help when it comes to structuring costs, scheduling and knowing what materials to buy. Contact us at Set In Stone for any questions about masonry projects you may have.