DIY

Exterior Stone

This morning I made the trip to Patene in Brantford (www.patene.com) to pick out the exterior stone, brick and roof for the new house.  I had a great salesman named Peter to give me a hand.  I had the poor guy dragging samples all over the showroom to make sure I made the right choice.

I absolutely did not want anything too bland.  I am not a fan of houses that have the same colour everything – all gray brick, stone, roof, etc…  Everything had to match the copper window roof, but too matchy, matchy…. I wanted something with a bit of contrast, and something that no one else has… But, I don’t want my house to stick out.  (My Mom bugs me all the time – “you get mad when some one comments on your new hair cut, but if they don’t say anything, you get mad as well”…bahahah, that’s me!)

Anyway, I spent hours last night looking through photos for inspiration.  I picked out a beautful Cultured Stone Country Ledgestone, but of course Peter tells me it’s an upgrade and will set me back at least $5-10k.  No thanks. 

I ended up choosing a beautiful Lafitt stone in a new colour called “Berkley Brown”.  A Paisley brick in “Old Ashfield”, and a Timberline shingle in “Barkwood”.

The brick was an upgrade, but I convinced him to just give it to me!!!

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The final samples.
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Lafitt stone in “Berkley Brown”

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Example of Lafitt Stone.  Not my colour though!!

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Another example of Lafitt Stone.

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And one more!
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Timberline shingle in “Barkwood”

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Example of the “Barkwood” shingle

Can you imagine all of this with carriage style garage doors, copper window roof and a bold colour front door.  ohhh, I can’t wait!!