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Stone is one of the most versatile building materials out there and can add a unique touch to just about any room in your home.

But, with so many varieties and uses, how do you know where to start? These ideas may be just the inspiration you need to utilize stone in your next home renovation project.

A Fireplace For All Seasons

Whether inside on a cold winter’s night or outside on an autumn evening, it’s hard to beat a cozy fireplace. Stone’s versatility allows fireplaces to be constructed inside or outside depending on your preference and the climate where you live. Either way, you’ll have a timeless area for you and your family to enjoy.

Similarly, stone can be used to create an outdoor fire pit that’s perfect for making S’mores and sharing stories around the fire. Unlike pre-made metal fire pits, stone designs are much more flexible and can be shaped and sized to meet your specific needs.

In the Kitchen

Granite countertops have become all the rage over the past few years, but other types of natural stone like marble and quartz are also great options for the kitchen. All of these materials are durable and can make your kitchen stand out.

In fact, marble is available in a wide variety of colors and has even more customization options than granite. Marble is also very heat resistant and can stand up to even the hottest pots and pans in the kitchen. However, you’ll want to make sure that you apply a sealant to it immediately after installation to prevent spills from seeping into its porous surface.

Nothing says you have to stick with the same countertop material throughout your kitchen, so you may opt for another material on your main cooking area and use marble as an accent for a unique look.

Happy Feet

Natural stone floors can be used in just about any room of your home. They are extremely durable and even help keep allergens at bay. If you have stone tile on your patio or other outdoor space, continuing it into the kitchen provides a nice synergy between indoor and outdoor spaces.

It’s also a great option for sunrooms, kitchens, and other places that are on the warmer side. Your pets will appreciate it, too, when their paws stay cool during the warm summer months!