For those who have just finished a kitchen or bathroom renovation, you may have some leftover stone. Rather than tossing it out, make use of these expensive and beautiful materials. There’s no better time to upgrade other areas of your house while you’re on that renovation roll. A simple addition of natural stone here and there can completely transform the look of any space.
When it comes to repurposing these stones, there are unlimited possibilities. When considering where to implement these extra materials, keep in mind their ability to resist moisture, sharp edges, and provide ample natural light. It’s also usually a great idea to install these materials nearby the original slab, as to create a cohesive design all-throughout your space.
One of the best places to add some more natural stone is a backsplash. This trend has gained popularity in recent years due to its ability to create movement and seamless flow in a space. Nothing creates a modern, functional space quite like a natural stone backsplash. Not to mention, this could end up being more affordable than a brand new tile or ledgestone backsplash installation. Overall, this is a great option if your leftover materials are the correct size for it.
One of our all-time favorite installations with leftover natural stone is the addition of a bar. Whether you want to create an entire basement bar or a small coffee bar, natural stone remnants are a great material to get the job done. Not only will they match your existing kitchen, but they will become an extension of the design and create a cohesive design.
The beauty about this idea is that you can customize the look of your new space depending on the remnant’s shape and size. Perhaps you have an oblong shaped leftover slab piece— this would look great as a creative bar statement piece. You can really pick and choose how the space will look and personalize it to your wants and needs.
Breakfast nooks have become increasingly popular in the last few years. They’re a convenient place for gathering and grabbing a quick bite to eat. Many homeowners have opted to include a breakfast nook rather than a traditional dining table. These are optimal areas to make use of your leftover natural stone.
The kitchen can get messy, to say the least. Stones like granite and quartzite ensure easy clean-up and longevity. Including natural stone as a table that sees a lot of traffic is an effective way to mitigate messes. They provide a clean and sleek area for friends and family to enjoy.
Another wonderful space to take advantage of is the laundry room. Everyone could use more space to fold and clean when it comes to laundry, why not utilize leftover natural stone? A countertop in a laundry room can take the efficiency and looks to the next level. This is a great option for those with a very small amount of stone or with odd shapes. You can make it as big or small as needed.
Lastly, a super fun and creative way to resource natural stone materials is with a fire feature. Again, this is an option that works well with practically any shape or size slab. A fun little fire pit or a large fireplace are both great additions to any space.