Every homeowner wants to increase the value of their property. Using natural stones in home construction and decor is a long-established way to do so. While natural stone may be more pricey than other materials, its value is found in its elegance, strength, originality, durability, and increased resale value. And fortunately, it is more affordable and accessible today than ever before. Here are some of the most effective ways we’ve seen natural stone used to bring more value to homes.
COUNTERTOPS IN THE KITCHEN
The kitchen is often the most used room in the house. Not only is it used to prepare meals, it also serves as the crux of social engagement. While natural stone countertops are the most popular way to add new life to an old space, you can also use natural stone as a backsplash, island counter, and even flooring.
In the bathroom, natural stone can be used in a variety of ways to increase the value of another often-used room in the house. Popular as countertops and floors, natural stone is also used for shower walls, seats, vanities, shelves, and partitions.
Although the maintenance can be a little more particular than other materials, nothing compares with natural stone flooring. While it is often used in the kitchen and bathrooms, natural stone retains heat throughout the home, offers incredible durability, and is incomparable in its aesthetic appeal. Whether used only in the entrance hallway or all through the house, natural stone floors will do much to improve the economic value of the home.
UP THE WALLS
Using natural stone on walls adds a sense of elegance and opulence with its unique texture and patterns. Relatively inexpensive to install compared to some other uses, this is a great way to turn any room into a destination.
TAKE IT OUTSIDE
Using natural stone on the exterior of a home does a lot to increase your home’s curb appeal and its overall value. Offering a stately and elegant look, natural stone is a great material to use outside, whether the application be small or large. Unlike many other materials, natural stone is resistant to decay, does not break down, and is less susceptible to damage than other materials. It requires very little money or much time for maintenance and will surely stand the test of time.
CREATE CURB APPEAL
There are a number of projects that can spruce up the front exterior of a home. Just as with people, the first impression matters, and adding the timeless appeal of natural stone is sure to help make a good first impression. Wide walkways, paths, and pavers can accent the welcome, and natural stone steps make any home more inviting.
BUILD A BEAUTIFUL BACKYARD
Backyard patios and decks host a range of recreational activities for family and guests – from parties and barbeques to yoga classes and weddings. Natural stone can be used to create luxurious pergolas or a simple touch of elegance with low stone walls along the edge of the rear patio. Its range of colors and designs is matched only by natural stones different uses. Natural stone can be used for garden beds, plant containers, windowsills, crown molding, fire and water features, swimming pool surfaces, waterfalls, fountains and more!
The reality is that not only will natural stone last the lifetime of your home, in actuality, it will probably outlast it. Wherever you use it, natural stone is a solid return on your investment. Stop by our showroom today to see our selection of natural stone.