Homes tell a lot about their owners, and often, the story begins with its exterior. The exterior reflects its character, its value and the owners’ style. When it comes to home improvement and design, there is a material that has yet to go out of style thanks to its blend of elegance and functionality – the stone veneer.
If you instantly visualize heavy, age-old natural stones, hold on. Manufactured stone veneer has evolved, which is a beautiful, yet economical, alternative to real stone.
If you’re about to remodel your home or prepare it for the real estate market, here are some factors to consider when choosing a material for exterior and interior use.
Stone Veneer Melds Tradition with Modernity
The beauty of stone finishes lies in its timelessness. There’s a historic look and feel to stone veneer that reminds us of ancient castles, manors and rustic homes. Yet, the magic of stone veneer is in its adaptability. It offers a canvas where rustic charm can easily be just as contemporary. From manufactured stone veneer fireplaces, a staple in many modern homes, to finishes that reminisce natural stone, there’s a touch of nostalgia blended with modern design principles.
Economical Elegance with Manufactured Stone
One of the most compelling reasons to choose manufactured stone veneer is its cost-effectiveness. The manufacturing process allows for a product that is not only lighter, simplifying the logistics and labor of installation, but also budget friendly. However, this cost advantage doesn’t translate to a compromise in value. To homeowners, guests and potential buyers, a professionally installed manufactured stone veneer can be virtually indistinguishable from its natural counterpart.
Nearly Endless Design Possibilities
The versatility of stone veneer is where designers and homeowners can let their creativity go wild. Whether you’re envisioning a cozy, rustic nook, a minimalist modern wall, or a majestic traditional facade, stone veneers can be your material of expression.
The spectrum of colors, array of shapes and a variety of textures provide nearly endless options for design experimentation. The potential for personalization ensures that every use is unique, reflecting your vision.
Manufactured to Last, Easy to Maintain
In the world of exterior and interior finishes, durability rules. Stone veneer is as durable as materials come. It resists weather conditions on exteriors and handles wear and tear in interiors, retaining its visual appeal. But where it truly shines is in its ease of maintenance. Unlike some materials that require frequent and labor-intensive care, stone veneer is relatively hassle-free. This combination of longevity and low-maintenance enhances its appeal, ensuring homeowners don’t have to worry about upkeep.
A Measurable Impact on Resale Value
In the competitive real estate market, differentiation is key. Homes embellished with stone veneer features have a higher curb appeal. Stone veneer catches the eye and often justifies a higher sale price.
Prospective buyers recognize and are willing to pay for craftsmanship, detail and the sophistication that stone veneer brings. The tactile and visual luxury, especially when artfully included in areas like fireplaces, can be a game-changer in terms of property valuation.
Demand Expertise: Complete Home Concepts Kansas City
Installing stone veneer on or in a home is as much an art as it is a science. For Kansas City homeowners, Complete Home Concepts is synonymous with craftsmanship. We ensure that every project, big or small, reflects our commitment to quality and the homeowner’s vision.
Stone veneer is more than a design choice; it’s a way to increase value. Whether you’re drawn to the economic factor of manufactured stone or are a design first homeowner, stone veneer is a smart choice.
Complete Home Concepts, Kansas City’s largest stone veneer manufacturer, has more than 40 years of experience in design and installation. Pick a style and color from the Model Stone, Semco or Coronado collections. Come by our showroom to see and feel options for yourself. Learn more about stone veneer projects.