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Use Stone Veneer in These 6 Home Styles

There are several home design styles, from colonial to mid-century modern, and whatever style your home is, you can still have a contemporary look with the timeless stone material. With stone veneer, you’re not tied down to one type of stone or one color. With that freedom, you can easily fit a stone fireplace, stone floors, or even stone siding into your design.

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Mid-century Modern

This design style became popular after the Second World War due to an expansion of cities and suburban lifestyles. The clean lines, functional space, and minimal feel in this type of design is the perfect type of home to incorporate stone veneer. A mid-century modern home often has one focal point in a home and the remaining items in the space are simple and clean. If you’re renovating a mid-century home, consider refinishing or creating a fireplace that has smooth, straight lines and a bold color.


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Southwest

Southwestern style homes are known for their stucco siding, bright but natural colors, natural materials, and texture. The keep the homes cool, interior floors and patios are often constructed using tile. Get the same look and feel of a Southwest home in Dallas with beautiful floors made of stone veneer, and for a budget-friendly cost. The color of the floor in the most important part and with enVision Stone, we can customize a color that suits the home and the existing decor.


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Victorian

Instantly recognizable, Victorian homes are tall, often have wrap around porches, large windows, impressive staircases, and an asymmetrical design. Because Victorian homes have such a rich history, it’s an easy design style to find spaces that will look great with the classic stone material. Consider adding stone veneer to the entryway stairs or stone details in the kitchen and various rooms throughout the house.


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Craftsman

This style began in California and has a focus on handmade features that promote craftsmanship, hence the name, rather than machine-made features. The majority of craftsman homes have a front porch that features large, tapered columns. This is a great style to renovate a part of the facade with stone veneer. Don’t remodel the entire home’s siding, but a section around the entryway door or a part of the upper level around bedroom windows.


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Farmhouse

Most commonly found in more rural areas, these houses were built with simplicity in mind. They often have the overall shape of a barn, with simple, vertical lines, and with an added porch featuring decorative railings. Often with large kitchens, use stone veneer to create custom backsplashes that will bring this style of home into the modern world.


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Colonial

Recognizable by the square shape and front door that is in the middle of the home, this design style often has two windows on both sides of the front door and five windows on the upper level. Direct the viewer’s eye to the front door by adding a wide sidewalk or path that leads directly to the center of the home. Whatever pattern you choose, from rounded stones to a brick look, it will give your home a classic look with a modern feel.

When setting out to renovate homes with such a design history with some stone touches, it’s important to keep the original structure and details. With stone veneer, the renovation can be done easily, quickly, and the finished project will only enhance the home’s architecture. Learn more about spray stone at enVision Stone.

Kitchen Renovations With Stone Veneer

When completing a home renovation, the kitchen is a “wow” space, right? When homeowners want to give their home a unique and innovative design, the kitchen is where they will spend the most time and money. With so many different aspects that can be focused on, such as the cabinets, floors, and countertops, many homeowners are sticking to the same common materials — hardwood and granite countertops. When creating a design plan for a kitchen renovation, contractors can now give their customers an option that they won’t find in their neighbors’ kitchens. Real stone veneer can replace these too-popular materials and give homeowners a cost-effective option that will wow their guests. What surfaces can be redone with stone veneer in the kitchen?

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Island Wall

Stone Veneer DallasThe open floor plan in kitchen has been popular for years and it’s here to stay. To get the counter space homeowners need in this plan, they often opt for a large island with a sink and enough space to add bar stools for a breakfast bar. A common option is using wood panels to create the island wall that is facing out toward the rest of the home. However, surprise homeowners by suggesting stone veneer. With the customizable material, you can pull in colors from the surrounding spaces and make the open floor plan a cohesive space.

Backsplash

Ceramic, glass, or metal are trending materials to use as a backsplash in the kitchen, but even these newer materials are fading in popularity and are a difficult choice to swallow when considering they could go out of style in just a few years. This is a great opportunity to bring in stone veneer that is both a modern material, but has a classic and timeless look. The design options are endless as well, your customers can choose their own pattern, color, and shape of the stone.

Floors

Stone Veneer DallasWhen your kitchen renovation clients are vying for hardwood floors, suggest the durable and cost-saving stone veneer instead. Not only is the material strong and saves them money, it is easy to install and gives them a unique look that will give their kitchen the exclusive feel they want. With a variety of patterns and shapes, they can customize the floors and create a style that is like no other.

Fireplace

You don’t often see fireplaces in the kitchen, especially in the Dallas climate, but this could be the design element that your client is looking for. For homeowners who want to set their kitchen apart from the standard design, a fireplace that is finished with stone veneer will give the home a country look and a cozy feeling. Balance the stone fireplace with other, softer materials and the entire kitchen will be a focal point.

enVision Stone wants to give contractors a way to impress home renovation clients with a product that combines technology, engineering, and artistry. Our stone veneer is made of real stone that takes less time to install, saves your company and clients money, and is strong and reliable. For an innovative look that gives the popular materials a run for their money, give your clients stone veneer.