How to Transform Fireplaces, Interior Walls and Exteriors into Architectural Masterpieces While Avoiding Common Pitfalls
When it comes to remodeling your indoor and outdoor spaces, one material stands out as a game-changer: stone veneer. Whether your goal is to add a touch of rustic charm or contemporary elegance, stone veneer is the “chameleon” material that can take your home’s aesthetic to new levels. Organic, subtle, rustic, traditional, modern, contemporary, you name it, there is a stone veneer color, shape and size to complement your building or remodeling goals.
Updating an Exterior to an Outdoor Oasis with Stone Veneer
Your home’s exterior is the first impression guests and passersby have of your home, so one of the easiest ways to update it and increase value is using stone veneer. Stone veneer offers an array of options to revitalize your exterior spaces. From accentuating façades and creating stunning entryways to adding character to retaining walls and columns, stone veneer is a versatile solution. The natural textures and rich colors of stone veneer effortlessly blend with virtually any of Kansas City’s neighborhoods, both old and new. However, avoid using stone veneer only in areas that are constantly exposed to moisture, such as below the soil line or near water features, as it may deteriorate over time. In moisture-prone areas, stone veneer can be used in conjunction with other materials to ensure its durability.
Transforming Indoor Spaces with Stone Veneer
Your indoor spaces deserve the same attention to detail as your exterior. Stone veneer can breathe new life into your interiors, creating focal points that are unique and timeless. Consider using stone in front of fireplaces, enhancing rustic warmth or contemporary sophistication.
What about stone veneer interior wall designs? Stone veneer can also be applied to accent walls in living areas, dining rooms or bedrooms, adding texture and depth in ways paint, wallpaper and tile cannot. However, most interior designers warn against covering entire rooms with stone veneer, as it can overpower the space and create a visually overwhelming effect. Instead, use it sparingly to create a captivating focal point.
Where Stone Veneer May Not Be or Is Not Ideal
There are areas where stone veneer application may not be suitable. For instance, avoid using stone veneer on surfaces that come into direct contact with heat sources, like stovetops or fireplaces without proper insulation. Additionally, areas prone to excessive moisture, such as bathrooms or saunas, are not ideal for stone veneer. Always consult with professionals to determine the best materials and application methods for these specific areas. In fact, professional installation anywhere you’re using stone veneer is highly recommended.
Choose Quality, Professional Installation for Lasting Beauty
To ensure the optimal outcome of your stone veneer project, choose a reputable, experienced installer, like Complete Home Concepts, specializing in stone veneer design and installation. This expertise and craftsmanship will guarantee a seamless and long-lasting result that enhances your home’s beauty and value.
Stone veneer brings the beauty of nature and a sense of timelessness and artistry to your indoor and outdoor spaces. The key lies in creating a delicate balance, knowing where to apply stone veneer to enhance the beauty of each space without overwhelming it.
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.