More Than Just a Stony Facade

By Admin on 3 February 2023

Stone veneers are versatile materials that can be put to work in various areas of your home. Let’s dive in and take a little deeper look at some different ways you can use this amazing building material.

A home shouldn’t just be the place you drive to every time you get off work. It’s your personal space, one you can use to express yourself and showcase your unique personality to the world. Stone veneer can add that earthy, yet elegant allure that natural stone so perfectly affords. While natural stone veneers are cut from real rock, there are also manufactured stone veneer panels that offer the same beautiful natural look, but they are made from light and extremely durable materials. This means they do not add significant weight to your home and can still offer that look of refined sophistication to your home.

Stone veneer wall panels are one of the most popular choices for exterior home renovation projects like exterior wall cladding, lining pillars, dividing walls, outdoor patios, and verandas. When it comes to interior projects, stone veneer panels are used for a wide range of applications like accent walls, countertops, kitchen backsplashes, bathroom vanity counters, shower panels, and more.

Buying Guide
  • Stone veneer is lightweight, flexible, colorful, and unique with unlimited application possibilities. The introduction of this exciting new material addresses a large need for a flexible, adaptable, durable, and weather-resistant stone veneer.
  • It is green and sustainable where transportation cost, fuel, and space are saved compared to standard stone or tile products because of its extremely lightweight. Additional savings in packaging materials are an added benefit when compared with stone or tile products.
  • The veneer is also a sustainable product that utilizes only what is needed from the stone quarry. Because of the unique manufacturing process, each sheet represents just a thin layer of natural stone.

Aesthetics and Use

1. Stone Veneer Siding

Easy to install and clean, durable, and weather-friendly, stone veneer panels retain their beauty for years to come, even when exposed to harsh weather conditions, dirt, and dust. Changing from siding to stone veneer isn’t a decision that you should just make on a whim, though. It takes skill to finally get the look you’ve envisioned in your mind. You should first consider the style and construction of your house. Stone veneer siding can be applied to some homes easier than to others. So, it is highly recommended that one engage the services of a contractor. They will be able to offer you sound planning advice based on the style and features of your house.

Once your contractor gives you a good, solid game plan on how to install stone veneer on your home, you’ve just opened a new world of possibility. These veneers offer you plenty of options. If you are an artist or designer at heart, it won’t be difficult to mix and match the different shapes and colors. And no worries if you are not. You can always employ the help of your contractor or a professional designer or decorator.

2. Stone Veneer Fireplace Facelift

Your home isn’t only about what it looks like on the outside. It’s also how it makes you feel while you’re in it. Your home may look great outside and have a well-manicured lawn with space for a furry family member to enjoy and roll around in.

But what about the interior? Do you want to improve on how the inside of your home makes you feel? To create your own cozy space, you can start by rearranging some things here and there–some pillows, blankets, and candles, some redecoration with the colors, then add some natural elements to the space.

Stone veneer on this fireplace beautifies it and the entire room. If you have a fireplace, that’s an excellent place to start. You can give it a facelift using a thin stone veneer. And again, you’ll have a nice variety of styles and hues to help you create just about any fireplace look you want. This offers a simple and affordable renovation that can help to revolutionize the entire look and feel of a room.

This doesn’t necessarily have to be an indoor makeover. Rock veneer works just as well on an outdoor fireplace, too. If you don’t yet have the fire feature you want, you can consider using an outdoor fireplace kit to help you get started. This offers another affordable means to greatly enhance an outdoor space.

3. Build a Bathroom Spa with Thin Stone Veneer

We all need a place that is both calming and restful to us. We need to be able to rejuvenate away from our normal stresses and busy lives. Why not transform your master bath into a relaxing spa?

A stone veneer accent wall helps transform this bath into a spa. It’s the one place in your home where you get to be truly alone. And there’s something especially soothing about sinking into a tub of hot water, or just standing in the shower and letting water pour over you.

There is a reason why going to a spa is like a magical experience. It’s not just the water or the pampering–it’s the ambiance. The architecture and decoration are specifically geared toward creating a sense of serenity and peace. Imagine having this similar ambiance right inside your home. There are a ton of ideas that you could draw inspiration from. Create a dramatic accent wall with natural stone or combine stone veneer with decorative mirrors to create a rich spatial effect. Calm colors and warm lighting help foster that sense of serenity you’re looking for, as well as large fluffy towels offer additional accent colors. Don’t forget the scented candles, essential oils, and some peaceful music!

4. Enhance Elements with Natural Stone Veneer

Stone veneer isn’t only good for siding, a fireplace, or a bathroom, it’s also excellent for cladding the pillars on a porch. This adds a different and striking dimension to the design of your home.

Inside the home, think beyond what everyone else does to their kitchens. How about instead of a wooden island, you add some subtle color with some stone? A veneer can also offer a rich palette of colors to complement marble tops and light-colored tiles. And how about a stainless-steel grill set into the rich look of natural rock?

Add some panache with a natural stone planter. Or you can build a traditional wooden planter and cover it with manufactured stone to make it unique. Another interesting highlight is to use of stone veneer panels to create a stunning accent around the doorway of your home. And a mailbox can be set atop a stately pedestal wrapped in stone siding. Just take a good close look around your home and imagine various features creatively transformed with either natural thin stone veneer or faux stone panels.

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