It’s no secret that natural stone is the ideal material to implement for kitchen countertops. But lesser-known, natural stone can also be used in a myriad of different designs, additions, and accents. This all-encompassing material is well-known and loved for its versatility and natural beauty that lasts for decades.
One of the most common ways homeowners like to implement natural stone beyond the countertop is a backsplash. Adding natural stone up the wall behind a countertop is a great way to create a seamless transition in your design. It allows for a sleek façade and clean look at every angle. For those who can’t decide on a tile or traditional backsplash, this is a practical and cost-effective option to achieve the same function with a unique look.
Again, another great transition piece to incorporate with natural stone is the space underneath a countertop. This can come in the form of a waterfall-style countertop or island, or simply just as a face of the area supporting your surfaces. Typically, homeowners or designers will continue with the same stone used for countertops in this area, but you can play with it and make it your own.
When it comes to the materials used in any outdoor setting, there’s no match for natural stone. Especially for those looking to add a kitchen or fire feature on the exterior of their residence, natural stone is the best all-encompassing material to get the job done right.
We recommend granite or quartzite for outdoor spaces, as they are durable enough to withstand the elements and won’t fade or decay over time (if cared for properly). Many homeowners even like to extend their indoor kitchen out into the outdoor one. There are so many design options for implementing natural stones outside, and the potential is limitless.
As mentioned, natural stone is a superb material for adding fire features. Because natural stones like granite or marble are so great at resisting heat, they make for the perfect materials to build fire structures with. Putting natural stone on the facade or inside of a fireplace or pit is a resourceful and practical way to make use of these materials. Not to mention, natural stone adds so much beauty and character to any space in need of life and texture.
Another great place to add natural stone is on the walls of a shower or bathroom. Since it’s a resistant material when it comes to water and wet substances, natural stone is often installed in bathroom settings. You’ve probably seen the gorgeous all-marble bathrooms or unique granite work on the sides of a shower. Not only are these materials effortlessly beautiful and great for any design, they’re also practical and perfect for the many uses of this space.
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