6 Ways to Use Natural Stone In Your Home Design
Natural stone offers versatility, durability, and a wide range of options. From large slabs to small tiles and custom fabricated pieces, there is no limit to how you can incorporate these beautiful materials into your home’s design.
Natural Stone Counter Tops
When it comes to countertops, durability is key. There are many great natural stone options, but be sure to choose one that best fits the space you want to use it in. If it’s in a bathroom, consider a stone that can be sealed to keep moisture out; and in the kitchen opt for natural stones that offer more heat resistance.
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Tile accents are a great way to bring an extra design flare into any space. You don’t even have to select a patterned tile to create a visually stunning final look. Consider using different tile patterns to add some texture and artistry to a subtly colored natural stone option.
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Fabrication options really expand the gamut of capabilities for natural stone applications. In many homes, the fireplace is a primary focal point in a living room, study, or sometimes in a master suite. When it comes to custom fabrication of natural stone, there are tons of options, and you can morph the shapes and lines to match the design style of your space.
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A Stunning Natural Stone Staircase
Stairs are always a showstopper, so why not add the extra drama and beauty of a hand-crafted natural stone staircase. Natural stone staircases can take your home’s curb appeal to the next level or create a breathtaking first impression in your foyer.
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Exterior Paths, Patios, and Surrounds
It’s no surprise that natural stone really shines in exterior spaces. Because of the durability of natural stone, these materials are often used for pool surrounds, patios and footpaths. The finished product is definitely a step up from concrete or pebbles, and many natural stone options are actually cooler than concrete or bricks, making them perfect for bare feet and paws!
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Exterior Natural Stone Accents
We’ve already talked about stairs, but the fabrication options for natural stone extend far past that. Consider using natural stone for exterior accents like railings, columns, porticos and even façade options.
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