There is a reason why natural stone has been used for construction and decoration for so many generations. You don’t have to look any further than famous, majestic structures like the Taj Mahal, the Roman Colosseum, and the Great Pyramids of Egypt for examples of architecture that is both breathtakingly beautiful and strong enough to last for centuries.
Natural stone adds unrivaled beauty and grandeur to a home, whether it is used in the kitchen, bathroom, living room, or even outdoors. You can be as expressive or as modest as you wish, thanks to the countless unique patterns, colors, and finishes available.
How to Incorporate Natural Stone into Your Home design
Here we are sharing four ways to incorporate natural stone into your design decisions.
Countertops and Backsplash
Because stone resists water, steam, and most stains so well, it is ideal for your kitchen. The best natural stones for kitchen countertops, backsplashes, and tabletops are granite and quartz, as they are tough and non-porous. They are highly durable and easy to clean. Everything from your Sunday marinara sauce to fryer grease may be removed with just a little soap, water, and a soft towel.
Marble is another one to consider when selecting a natural stone aesthetic for the kitchen. No two pieces of marble are ever same, as nature intended, making it especially unique and beautiful.
As natural stone is resistant to water damage and can handle heat and humidity without warping, cracking, or discoloring, your bathroom vanity is another excellent location to think about utilizing natural stone.
Some of the most popular natural stones used for flooring include granite, marble, limestone, and travertine. They require little upkeep and are robust and long-lasting. According to Gita Ramanan, CEO and co-founder of Design Cafe, "Natural materials emanate an earthy vibe and create an inviting ambiance in the home." Mix and match colors and textures for a unique style if you're in the mood to experiment. Using various shades of granite or marble, skilled stoneworkers can produce works of art for stone inlay work.
Shelves and Storage
For shelves and open storage, think about using natural stones such as granite and limestone.
Stone floating shelves are not only practical but also simple to maintain and give aesthetic value to rooms. In the kitchen, rows of stone shelves give the room a sense of openness and space that closed cabinets cannot.
Stone is the ideal accent element for almost every space in your home due to its natural beauty. Think of installing a spectacular onyx fireplace in your living room or a lovely mosaic mural in your entryway. When entertaining, a granite or marble bar top may add significant interest and utility while a beautiful marble in your kitchen or bathroom can give those spaces a unique touch.
Stone ornaments such as statues, diyas, urlis, and lamps made of soapstone can make the ideal additions to either the living room or the garden. You can make planters out of stone if you love plants and have a garden at home. There won't be any seepage because these planters are waterproof in addition to being durable.
Shahabad and Kota stone are suitable for landscaping since they harmoniously complement the garden. Semiprecious stone, pebble, and shell panels can be utilized as accents on walls or as inlays in furniture.
Ready to Add Natural Stone Elements to Your Home?
You can find natural stone in a variety of shapes and designs for all your spaces. Your kitchen, fireplace surround, wardrobe, bathroom walls, home office, and many other spaces can be customized to your taste.
At Ryan A. Jones and Associates, we offer a comprehensive range of renovation and building services. Contact us today to learn more about how we can help you bring your unique vision to life!