Five Places to Install Manufactured Stone Veneer

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There are plenty of potential uses for the kinds of quality stone veneer that are on the market today. Last month, we talked about how to choose the best stone veneer option. In this post, we are going to discuss five potential options for where you could use manufactured stone veneer to add visual appeal to a property. Whether you end up using stone veneer in just one of these places or more, we hope the content below helps you complete your project in style.

As a Kitchen Backsplash

We are going to start off our list with a location you might not think of at first – the backsplash in your kitchen. Often, this is an area which is finished with tile, but stone veneer can work beautifully in this setting. Using veneer for a backsplash can help you play off the color of your cabinets nicely for a beautiful contrast. Light cabinets will usually pair wonderfully with a dark backsplash, and vice versa.

Around the Fireplace

From a rather surprising suggestion, we move into one that you probably thought of right off the bat. Using stone veneer around a fireplace is a common choice, and for good reason. The natural look of stone veneer is perfect for the atmosphere created by a fireplace. It doesn’t matter if your fireplace indoors or outdoors, opting for stone veneer as your surround is an appealing choice. In addition to the visual appeal, you’ll also benefit from the fact that stone veneer is resistant to the heat produced by the fireplace, which is not the case for all materials.

Home Exterior Finish

Many homes use stone veneer as an accent on the outside of the house. For instance, if your home has traditional siding covering most of the exterior, you could pick out a couple spots to finish with stone veneer instead, to provide a focal point and break up the monotony of the siding. Often, veneer will be used on columns near the front door, or to highlight a prominent wall with a big window on the front of the house.

The Entry

A good way to draw attention to the entryway at the front of your home is to use stone veneer. The exact way veneer will be employed in this setting will depend on the design of your home and the size and shape of the entry. Working with an experienced contractor is a great way to figure out how best to incorporate stone veneer into this part of your home’s exterior.

Interior Walls

Finally, stone veneer can play just as effective of a role on an inside wall as it does outside the house. In fact, you might want to use a bit of veneer inside the house to connect the design to the outside effectively. If part of your interior design involves trying to draw attention in one specific direction, finishing a wall with stone veneer will naturally move eyes in that direction and help to bring your overall design into focus.