How to Landscape With Stone Veneer
Plus, the versatility and variety of Casa di Sassi stone veneer products make it easier to pull off some of the hottest design trends of 2023 for your home’s exterior and alfresco living spaces.
Wondering how to use our lightweight and durable veneers of manufactured stones for landscaping? Ideas abound!
We’ve put together six outstanding ways to incorporate stone landscaping design into your alfresco areas for eye-catching elegance, timeless sophistication and natural-looking transitions between the indoors and the great outdoors.
Read on to get inspired for your own unique landscaping with stone ideas!
BENEFITS OF MANUFACTURED STONE LANDSCAPING
Have you researched what’s involved in having a natural stone landscaping wall erected on your property? The cost of materials alone may have driven you to investigate manufactured stone veneer ideas for your garden. And that’s not counting the fees for delivery and professional installation!
There are pros and cons of manufactured stone, of course, but the bottom line is that Casa di Sassi veneers often win out over “real” stone because their benefits include:
- Ultra-light weight for easy vertical installations
- Durability for years of enjoyment – after proper professional installation
- Meticulous craftsmanship for a natural appearance
- Solid ROI for your home’s resale value
LANDSCAPING WITH STONE: IDEAS AND INSPIRATION
Your home’s curb appeal includes all its exterior elements, from the facade to the driveway to the outdoor living spaces to the garden. Stone landscaping features add authenticity and a sense of integration with the wider environment. Keep in mind that stone veneer is not a structural material, so it must always be installed over a fixed construction like poured concrete, cement block or framed drywall.
Here are six ideas for renovating outdoor spaces with manufactured stone veneer that complement your house’s style and elevate your natural spaces.
1. RETAINING WALLS
Does your property include steep slopes or inclines? Retaining walls made of cement block or other construction materials are sturdy and cost-effective for preventing erosion — but they’re not exactly easy on the eyes. Give a utilitarian cement-stone landscaping wall a sophisticated, high-end look by applying manufactured stone veneer to it. Casa di Sassi profiles range from rustic Fieldstone to timeless Limestone to elegant Yorkshire, so there’s sure to be one that fits your property’s aesthetic.
2. WALKWAY ACCENTS
Maintaining a consistent look between high-traffic pathways and vertical spaces is a great use of manufactured stone veneer. Pavers on an outdoor walkway make an elegant statement, but trying to use the same natural stone on the walls next to the path quickly becomes expensive and labor intensive. The lightweight beauty of stone veneer makes it a great choice for complementing your natural stone pavers without wrecking your budget. And the wide variety of color choices means you can create a near-perfect match, from the pathway to the accent wall beside it to the stone wall caps that add a finishing touch.
3. FIRE FEATURES
Looking to heat up your alfresco entertaining with a fire pit or outdoor fireplace? Our favorite manufactured stone veneer ideas for fire features involve earthy textures and a sweeping scale. Because our veneers are so lightweight, you can use them to completely enclose a fireplace and chimney that soars to the very rafters of your covered patio, pavilion or deck. So long as the veneer isn’t coming into direct contact with the flames, you can apply it to the exterior of most fire pits as a way of integrating them into the surroundings. The dry-stack look of our EZ Ledge and Ledgestone profiles bring timeless appeal to any hearth.
4. WATER ACCENT EMBELLISHMENTS
Whether it’s a waterfall, pond or swimming pool, a water accent adds tranquility and variety to your yard. Integrate the natural stone landscaping design of your water feature into your living space with manufactured stone veneer. Choose a rustic profile like Country Rubble for a seamless transition on retaining walls next to a waterfall. Or create a luxurious spa-like atmosphere around your whirlpool by surrounding it with an accent wall covered in Volterra with a brilliant Niveo finish. The low environmental impact of stone veneer means these ideas align with your eco-conscious values.
5. COLUMNS AND PILLARS
Nothing adds drama to a garden like columns or pillars rising up from the greenery. Elevate these stately accents by wrapping them in a stone veneer profile that echoes the look of your home’s exterior. Go traditional with stones covering the entire column or stop halfway up for a more modern vibe.
6. OUTDOOR LIVING TRANSITIONS
If you’re looking to increase your home remodel ROI, an outdoor living area with stone veneer accents could be the perfect choice. The nature-inspired look and feel of Casa di Sassi products make them ideal for easing the transition between indoor and outdoor spaces. Add texture to your home’s rear entryway for a seamless tie-in to a patio of stone pavers, enhanced by sumptuous furnishings and soft lighting. Blend your alfresco kitchen into your herb garden with stone landscaping and a backsplash done in similar shades of manufactured stone veneer.
LANDSCAPE WITH STONE VENEER FROM CASA DI SASSI
Inspired by our manufactured veneer stone landscaping ideas? So are we! Discover all the benefits of high-quality Casa di Sassi stone veneer for taking your backyard and garden stone landscaping ideas to the next level!
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