Stone is a timeless, durable building material; adding it to the design of your home is a smart investment that can increase your home’s curb appeal and resale value. Whether it is used inside or out, adding stone to the design of your home can help it rock!
- Stone veneer. Stone veneer is increasingly popular; easier to install and easier on the wallet, stone veneer is a wonderful way to add a stone accent to your home’s exterior. Stone veneer can be used to cover columns, surround a front door, or draw the eye from one element to the next.
- Patios and walkways. Slate is the perfect choice to create patios. It is a more stable underfoot than gravel or mulch while requiring less upkeep and care than wood or grass. Fieldstone or other large, flat stones can be used to create paths and walkways around a garden or through the yard.
- Firepits. Outdoor living spaces are one of the most sought after home features; help your outdoor space stand out with a beautiful stone fire pit. Consider an alternative shape to the traditional round fire pit as a way to add additional interest; stone can also be used to create a patio surrounding the fire pit or to build a ledge for built-in seating.
- Fireplace. Veneer stone can be used inside your home to reface and update your fireplace. Because of its durability and ability to withstand heat, stone is a natural choice for fireplace construction. Rough cut stacked stone can be used to create a more rustic feel, while smooth stone in a symmetrical pattern can add a more contemporary flair.
- Feature wall. A stone feature wall can make a big impact in a home. Whether it is a floor-to-ceiling accent wall in the entryway or an outdoors-inspired detailing for a spa-like bathroom, stone can be incorporated into a variety of designs inside a home.
- Kitchen backsplash. Instead of white subway tile, make a bolder choice with stone. With endless color, size, and texture choices it is easy to find a stone that compliments the design of the rest of the kitchen. Undermount lighting on cabinets can help highlight a beautiful stone backsplash. For additional impact, consider adding the same stone in place of wood on a kitchen island.