Using Stone Veneer To Enhance Your Backyard

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Natural stone veneer has a role in creating a backyard transformation for your home. Right now, the trend is leading back towards natural materials in your landscape and that means that not only can you beautify your space with natural stone products, you can add to your homes curb appeal and value. When planning your projects, create an overall game plan. Outdoor hardscaping can be rolled out over several seasons to reduce costs and better fit into your home improvement budget. By planning ahead, and because of the natural beauty and consistency of thin stone veneers you can choose a species, or several complementary species for your projects.

Here are four current popular trends to consider for your next outdoor hardscaping project.

Modern Linear Designs

Homeowners are moving away from convoluted designs and creating more professional looking backyard designs for their homes. The big trend is towards interior/exterior flow. Using natural stone veneers to create the transition from the interior of your home to your backyard entertaining space is a great way to establish design continuity.

Outdoor Features like Kitchens, Fire Pits, Pizza Ovens…

Creating fully-functioning outdoor kitchen areas and features like fireplaces or pizza ovens is a huge trend as more people are opting for stay-cations. Stone veneer lends itself to these projects well, whether it’s a prefabricated element, or a custom design. Thin stone veneers can be used in any application from beautifying and adding interest a boring concrete retaining wall to create focus, to sheathing an outdoor kitchen island, fire pit or water feature.

Matching Interior and Exterior Designs

We mentioned this briefly, but more consumers and designers are opting to create interior and exterior designs that mimic and complement each other. Natural stone veneers can create a consistency that can help to connect your interior and exterior living spaces.

The Shift Towards Greener Materials

As we all become more aware of environmental issues, the use of natural products like real stone veneer is rising. Consumers are seeking materials that offer natural beauty, are affordable and will last. Thin stone veneer is perfect because it produces little waste, it’s easy to install, it’s affordable and it looks amazing for years and years!

As with any home improvement project, do your due diligence! There are many different choices available when it comes to choosing a stone veneer. If you are working with a landscape architect or designer, speak with them. They can offer the expertise to help you make the right choice. It’s important to consider all of your options before you choose. Natural stone veneers are extremely durable and can last for decodes when properly installed. Make sure you will be happy with your choice for many years to come!

At Old Station Outdoor & Landscape Supply we offer a full range of beautiful natural and manufactured stone veneers for your next home improvement project. Stop by our store at 142 East Main Street in Norton, Mass, give us a call, or visit our website to see our selection. We love helping homeowners to create their dream outdoor or interior space. If you have any questions, or need some advice to help you make the best choice, we’re always here and ready to help!

2017-08-11T10:32:30+00:00 August 11th, 2017|What's New|

About the Author:

Emerson Martins is the owner of Old Station Outdoor & Landscape Supply and has over 15 years of experience in the hardscape business. After owning his own hardscape company, he opened Old Station in October 2013. Emerson envisioned a place where both homeowners and contractors could shop, receive supreme customer service, and see their home or business projects come to life. Old Station Outdoor & Landscape Supply is that destination. Emerson treats all his customers with the same high quality level of service he likes to receive. Many landscape supply yards treat the homeowner like an outsider, but at Old Station everyone is welcome. Emerson takes the time sit down with the homeowner and go over step-by-step how to complete their specific project. He will advise on topics large and small such as how far they should dig down in the ground and what kind of base they need, or the best kind of polymeric sand to use and how to use it. Or if a homeowner is having trouble picking out a paver for a project, Emerson will be there to listen and recommend which product will best suit their needs—no project is too small for his consultation. At Old Station Outdoor & Landscape Supply, we pride ourselves on our referrals. Rest assured, we will recommend the best, qualified contractor for your job through our Contractor Referral Program. Better prices, more options, and superior service. The knowledgeable staff at Old Station Outdoor & Landscape Supply will provide you the finest service and assist you in achieving your outdoor home or business goals. We look forward to serving your hardscape and landscape needs.