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September Product Spotlight – Bordeaux Series Fireplace

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Bordeaux Series Fireplace

Product Uses:

  • With cooler nights fast approaching, what better way to extend the season than by installing a fireplace into your outdoor space. Watkins offers this Bordeaux series fireplace in two different color options. Follow the link below for more details.

DIY or Professional Use:

  • Both

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August Product Spotlight – Highland Stone™ Pillar w/ Natural Stone Caps

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Highland Stone™ Pillar w/ Natural Stone Caps

Product Uses:

  • Highland Stone Pillars are a great way to add some style to your outdoor living space. Whether you are building a freestanding wall, a fence, or maybe just looking to dress up the entrance to your home, highland stone pillars are the perfect accent to any space. Available in 6 different colors and two different sizes, 24”x24” or 27”x27”, it is easy to find the perfect match for your design. Top off your column with a beautiful natural stone cap, available is 3 colors choices: Aux Vases, Pewter Mist, and Honey Buff. These caps are hand fabricated from real stone, meaning that they offer exceptional beauty and will stand the test of time.

DIY or Professional Use:

  • Both

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Holiday Hours: July 4th Weekend

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Watkins Concrete Block Company will be closed on Saturday, July 1st and Tuesday, July 4th in observance of Independence Day. We will be open on Monday, July 3rd.

Thank you, and we hope that everyone has a fun and safe holiday.

June Project Spotlight – Private Residence

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Project Overview:

With a long wish list, and not a lot of room to work with, Indigenous Landscaping was up for the challenge of designing the perfect outdoor space for these homeowners.  This one of a kind space features a natural stone grill island, dining space, fire bowl, custom cut stone benches, water features, and custom built cedar arbors.  For such a small space, this project make a big impression.

Products Used:

  • Walls – Highland Stone (Mocha)
  • Steps – Highland Stone (Mocha)
  • Pavers –
    • Urbana (Brittany Beige)
    • Mega Arbel (Brittany Beige)
    • Urbana (Cotswold Mist) border
  • Natural Stone – Wild Horse Snapped veneer

Contractors/Designers/Architects Involved:

Hardscape – Indigenous Landscaping

Photo Gallery: Click Here

Product Spotlight – Tango™ Block

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Tango™ Lawn-and-Garden Project Block

Product Uses:

  • This unique T-shaped block can be used to create retaining walls, freestanding walls, planters, columns, fire pits, edging, etc. Weighing only 16 lbs. this block is very easy to handle.  Available in 3 color options: Mocha, Granite, and Sahara.
  • One block does it all and requires no cutting.

DIY or Professional Use:

  • Both

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Project Spotlight – Private Residence

2017-april

Project Overview:

This outdoor makeover, completed by CM’s A Cut Above, turned a once-tired patio space into a one of a kind outdoor experience.  Featuring multiple seating areas, water feature, and fresh landscaping; this homeowner’s backyard is now the envy of the neighborhood.

Products Used:

  • Walls – Highland Stone Mocha with Moonlight Caps
  • Steps – Highland Stone (Mocha)
  • Pavers –
    • Charleston (Mahogany)
    • Charleston Circle Kit (Mahogany)

Contractors/Designers/Architects Involved:

Hardscape – CM’s A Cut Above

Project Start/Completion Dates:

March 2015 – May 2015

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Product Spotlight – Hinkley Hardy Island Spot Light

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Company Overview – Hinkley:

Hinkley Lighting has transformed from a small outdoor lantern company to a global brand intent on bringing the best in style, quality and value. LIFE AGLOW, That’s Hinkley Lighting’s mantra. Let our products become part of your family’s everyday life, illuminating small moments and big occasions with stylish, state-of-the-art lighting.

Product Uses:

  • The only spot light you will ever need. This fully customizable LED spot light allows you to up light trees, houses, pergolas, sculptures, the list goes on.
  • Hardy Island™ – This heavy duty solid cast brass collection is a striking collaboration of form and function. Named for the ruggedly beautiful island off the coast of British Columbia that bears its name, hardy island™ is designed to withstand the harshest environments in style. Hardy island™ offers fully enclosed lamps, features a weathered brass finish that will mature naturally over time and is backed by an extended warranty.

How to Use:

  • Fully customizable, this light allows you to interchange between different Watt and Kelvin Temperature lamps. You can also change the beam spread in a matter of seconds out in the field.  No need to unwire the fixture to make changes.

DIY or Professional Use:

  • Both

Now Open Saturdays!

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Starting this Saturday; our Summer Hours are back! Our Showroom will be open from 8am-12pm every Saturday with our Warehouse and Contractor Sales opening an hour earlier at 7am.
Thank you for your continued business.

Project Spotlight – Private Residence, Linden Estates

2017-mar

Project Overview:

Located in the Linden Estates neighborhood of Omaha, this Grace Custom Home features some of the best products that Watkins has to offer.  From the beautiful brick and stone exterior, to the luxurious backyard retreat, this home is truly a getaway in its own.

Products Used:

  • Brick – Cherokee Ole Savannah Tumbled
  • Stone – EW Woods Blend Snapped
  • Pavers –
    • Belgard Urbana (aspen blend)
    • Belgard Mega Arbel (Brittany beige)
  • Pool Coping – Custom Cut EW Gold Coping
  • Steps – Custom Cut EW Gold Steps

Contractors/Designers/Architects Involved:

  • Home – Grace Custom Homes
  • Hardscape – Indigenous Landscaping

Location: Linden Estates – Omaha, NE

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Product Spotlight – Thin Brick

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Thin Brick (Glen-Gery, General Shale, Eldorado)

Product Uses:
Anywhere you can dream it, back splashes, interior /exterior fireplaces, interior/exterior walls, bars, wine cellars, ceilings, exterior facing for homes, mailboxes.
Commercial or residential, interior or exterior, kitchens, basements, accent walls, fireplaces, ceilings.
Its ageless appeal can be a defining element when building plans or other factors may not permit the use of standard brick masonry.

How to Use:
Mortar can be used for both interior and exterior applications on masonry/concrete and also on wood/steel stud framing where moisture is not a concern.
Adhesive application (interior only) used for interior walls, kitchens, fireplaces and distinctive design elements like backsplashes, installers can use adhesive applications with either masonry/concrete backing or wood/steel stud framing.

DIY or Professional Use:
Both – Tile setters and mason contractors or with just a little knowledge of thin brick even a DIY’er can do this.