Home Design Featuring Stone Veneer
People have been using stone as a building material for centuries. It’s durable, strong, easy to maintain, and it looks great. In the building industry, stone has earned classic status. Most homeowners agree that stone’s timeless beauty and classic features are why it remains such a popular home building material today.
A big difference in today’s stone products, versus stone used 100+ years ago, is the amount of stone choices contractors, builders and homeowners have now. A century ago, there was no such thing as manufactured stone – natural stone was the only option. Currently, advances in manufacturing technology allow more styles of faux stone to be produced every year. As for quality and appearance, they improve with every new batch that’s made.
If you are thinking about using manufactured stone for an upcoming home project, Casa di Sassi has beautiful stone veneers to highlight your home’s classic style, or accentuate its contemporary design.
CHOOSING CLASSIC & TRADITIONAL STONE VENEER
Why use manufactured stone?
The benefits of manufactured stone are hard to beat. When comparing stone veneers to similar styles of natural stone, a noticeable difference is how much lighter manufactured stone is. Because manmade stone weighs significantly less than natural stone, it can be applied to a wider variety of surfaces, including most exterior and interior walls.
Another advantage of manmade stone versus natural is its affordability. Manufactured products typically cost less than similar-looking natural products. For the same budget, you can install more stone veneer throughout your home and have more impressive end results.
Classic Home Makeover Ideas
If your home has classic or traditional architectural style, updating it with a faux stone makeover will only add to its timeless appeal. Colonials, bungalows, tudors, cape cods – these are just a few examples of traditional-style homes that may be over 50 years old, but look brand new again after installing exterior stone. Alternately, new home constructions shed their cookie-cutter image, and gain instant old-world charm with the right choice of classic stone.
Have you always wanted to live in a mountainside lodge? Or an Italian villa? Or how about a cottage in the country? Instead of picking up and moving, transform your home’s exterior with classically styled stone to recreate the traditional look and feel of your dream dwelling. Casa di Sassi has manufactured stone that looks centuries old, to give your home plenty of curb appeal from the front porch to the back patio.
Traditional home interiors sometimes have limited wall space to work with when deciding where stone will go. If your living room or den has a large wall, you can easily turn it into a stone accent wall, and bring the lodge or villa atmosphere indoors. A classic stone veneer fireplace is always a good idea, because it adds coziness, charm and value to your home. Don’t forget about your old-world dream kitchen – stone walls, stone backsplash, design perfection!
When choosing the right stone profiles for your classic home redesign, look for stones with irregular shapes, unique color variations, and lots of texture. If the stones look hand chiseled from a quarry, or like they’ve been weathered for centuries – go with those options.
The following Casa di Sassi stone profiles are customer favorites, and they’re considered top choices for classic and traditional design:
MATERA COUNTRY RUBBLE
We handpicked each inspiration stone from nature to create Country Rubble’s rugged, one-of-a-kind appearance. Irregularly shaped edges fit well together, as if they’ve been arranged that way forever. Its color palette, Matera, combines gray, gold and beige with unique pigment variations that recreate Mother Nature’s finest work. Order Matera Country Rubble for your home.
Our Old World profile is replicated from original hand-chiseled foundation stones salvaged from a 19th century structure. Oversized pieces, slightly rough edges and tons of texture are majestic features that become exceptionally grand with Old World, a rich, earthy color palette of brown, orange and red. Order Old World for your home.
Each stone in our Fieldstone profile is recreated from stones originating in the highlands of New England. It’s rugged textures and distinctly shaped stones have rustic and colonial qualities all-in-one. The color scheme, Gola, combines warm brown tones with various shades of gray for a dramatic effect. Order Gola Fieldstone for your home.
TRUST IN CASA DI SASSI QUALITY
For every classic and traditional home redesign, Casa di Sassi can provide the best choices of manufactured stone veneer. Our profiles are inspired by hand-picked stones from all over the world, and feature versatile, easy-to-install designs. All of our stone products are manufactured with close attention to quality and are backed by an industry-leading 50 year warranty. Ready to start your classic home makeover? Shop our products, and find a distributor near you.
CHOOSING CONTEMPORARY STONE VENEERS
The manufactured stone industry is producing some of its most one-of-a-kind stone profiles to date. Clean lines, geometric shapes, and all-white or gray color palettes lean more towards contemporary design trends. If your home’s architectural style is contemporary or modern, the sleek vibe of these stone profiles can accentuate your home’s best features.
Updating the exterior with modern stone veneer, or remodeling the interior with a contemporary stone accent wall or fireplace surround are just some of the ways to freshen up your home’s appearance and increase its market value.
MID-CENTURY MODERN STONE VENEERS
The simple shapes and clean lines of mid-century modernism have made a big comeback in the world of design. Mid-century style’s popular resurgence is also influencing the stone choices homeowners make when they remodel. To give your home that cool, mid-century vibe, manufactured stone veneers featuring long, evenly stacked stone shapes, and simple, monochromatic colors are the way to go.
DESIGNING A MODERN STONE ACCENT WALL
Modern houses with stone accents have timeless appeal, especially when a once-boring wall becomes a stunning design focal point. Most contemporary homes have plenty of wall space to work with when choosing the best place for a modern stone accent wall. In the living or dining room, floor to ceiling stone makes a blank wall space pop with personality. Create a cohesive, well-balanced interior with a modern stone veneer fireplace that coordinates with your stylish, new accent wall.
Modern accent walls do more than just update a room. They add flair to your entire home and create a beautiful, timeless interior. Are you thinking about a contemporary or modern makeover for your home? Casa di Sassi has stone veneer profiles in the patterns and colors you’re looking for! Browse our stone profiles and find a distributor near you.
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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