Bringing Strength and Beauty to Home Renovation With Stone
It’s not easy being strong and beautiful. But stone handles it exceptionally well. Stone protects your home’s exterior from nature’s harsh elements. And it creates an elegant atmosphere inside your home with its regal appearance and timeless appeal.
For many years, stone was considered a great material for outdoor use, but was rarely used indoors. Homeowners today are finally realizing how much style potential stone has. They’re seeing its sophisticated side emerge in stone interior design that ranges from classic to cutting-edge. And they’re amazed at how versatile stone is by discovering it in unexpected places wherever they go.
Much of stone’s new found glory is due to manufactured stone’s rise in popularity and use. When natural was the only type of stone you could get, it was typically too heavy to install on interior walls. Once manufactured stone veneers became widely available, everything changed. Because they are so lightweight when compared to natural stone, faux stone veneers have made their way indoors. And they’ve made quite an impression!
INTERIOR STONE ACCENT WALLS
By now most of you probably know what a stone accent wall is. If you’re a contractor, chances are you’ve installed one, and if you’re an interior designer, you’ve most likely created one for a client. In case you need a quick update, a stone accent wall is any interior wall with stone applied to its surface. This allows the wall to stand out and become a focal point. Interior stone accent walls are appealing for countless reasons. One major reason is stone’s ability to complement any style, aesthetic, or decorative preference.
If your home is contemporary with an open floor-plan, there are modern-looking stone profiles to perfectly fit your space. Rustic ranch? You can definitely find all sorts of rugged stone profiles to match this type of home. A stone accent wall transforms an underwhelming area of your home into a warm space with plenty of character and charm. Wondering where the perfect place is for a stacked stone interior accent wall? There are plenty of great spots in your home. It’s all up to you. Here are some helpful ideas if you’re looking for inspiration.
Front Foyer or Entryway This makes a striking first impression when guests walk through the front door. Plus, stone transforms this often overlooked area into an exciting new space.
Hallways Don’t forget that hallway spaces deserve makeovers, too. Stone interior design gives a boring hallway an unexpected, and well-deserved style update.
TV Wall If your flat-screen TV hangs on a blank wall in your family room, turn this spot into an eye-catching focal point with stone accents.
Kitchen Desk or Wet Bar Some kitchens have side areas that everyone seems to forget. Give them a fresh look with stone veneer to make them stand out.
Powder Room Does your guest bathroom lack personality? Even though the space is small, sleek stone accents along the vanity wall make a big difference by adding a ton of character.
Wine Cellar or Basement Bar Bring old-world charm, or uptown vibes to your basement happy hour space. Stone detailing, whether traditional or modern, makes basement bars more inviting.
EXTERIOR STONE WALLS & BEYOND
As you update your home’s interior with a stone accent wall, continue the look outdoors. Add similar stone veneer accents to back patio spaces, the front porch, or along landscaped areas.
Manufactured stone veneers are made to withstand the elements. When used outdoors, they should maintain their beautiful appearance for a very long time.
If you’re thinking about adding stone to your home’s outdoor living areas, start with the patio, then consider it for these spots, too. It will create a cohesive look and elevate the exterior design plan.
- Backyard pavilion
- Pergola columns
- Steps and stairway
- Garage and shed
- Firepit area
- Garden walls
Do you have a fireplace in your home? If you do, this may be the best place to start your stone makeover. Fireplaces are naturally warm and cozy, but when the surrounding area is renovated with stone, the end result is something spectacular. Worn and outdated brick or tile can easily be covered with virtually any manufactured stone veneer profile. Plus, designers love using stone veneer around fireplaces because it’s lightweight, easy to maintain, and most importantly, it’s very heat resistant.
Modern-looking gas fireplaces have a completely different vibe compared to traditional wood-burning ones. If you think stone wouldn’t go with a gas fireplace’s look, check out the latest veneer designs. They’re sleek, contemporary, linear, and available in trendier color palettes, including shades of white.
Outdoor fireplaces benefit from stone, too. Create a coordinating stone design with your patio, deck, and landscaping walls. Your home’s exterior spaces gain so much from a stone renovation, especially when it comes to improving curb appeal.
FIND THE PERFECT STONE
Using stone as part of your home’s design plan is an exciting decision. When you choose Casa di Sassi manufactured stone products, you can be assured of top quality, lasting construction, and enduring style. Plus, all of our stone veneer profiles are backed by an industry-leading 50 year warranty. Ready to get started? Find the perfect stone profile here.
As we look to the future, we continually seek to innovate and grow. From pushing the limits on our creativity to developing new stone profile designs – to increasing the efficiency of our manufacturing processes – our team is dedicated to being a valuable stone veneer partner.
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