Spring is here and for most of us, it's renovation season. As you start your project we wanted to take the time to explore some of the natural stone veneer trends we are seeing this year.
This year, you want to focus on your your home's exterior, as well as the backyard. You have a game plan. First, carefully select which thinstone veneer you'll be using for the exterior of your home. Next, start planning the outdoor kitchen and updating the guest list for who is coming to the first big event!
As you plan these big changes to your home it's important to consider what the current trends are. While you may not be thinking of it right now, this update to your home will increase the value, "curb appeal", and be a permanent fixture for years to come. Consider these trends for Spring and Summer of 2017:
- Modern, Clean, Linear Designs: People are moving away from convoluted, chaotic designs, in exchange for simple, professional looking stone veneers. Deciding which stone products work for you is a personal decision but we're seeing a lot of ledgestone being used for these projects.
- Outdoor Kitchens, Fire Pits, Pizza Ovens.... The outdoor kitchen scene is exploding right now. Whether it's a "pre-fab" installation or something custom, we are receiving many orders for our thinstone veneer to be used for pizza ovens, grills, fire pits, and other outdoor cooking ideas. It's a fun way to make your backyard or patio a place for the family and friends.
- Matching Interior and Exterior Designs: More and more consumers are using the identical designs and materials that they used on the interior on the exterior of the home. This creates a consistency in design and helps to connect the inside of the house with the outside.
- Use of Natural Thinstone Veneer. The shift away from faux stone is a real one. People are looking for a product that will last, is affordable, and looks great. Thin stone veneer is great because it's easy to install, is natural, and is built to last. That's one of the reasons we put some much emphasis on quality.
As always we encourage people to do their homework when selecting a natural thinstone veneer product. Natural stone is made to last so this should be a project you do once. If you're not happy with the stone it can be costly. After doing your own research speak with your mason, contractor, architect, or anyone else involved in the project. They can help provide expertise so you make the right decision.
This is an exciting time of year for all of us. We are shipping out thousands of square feet a day and continue to receive great feedback. As you consider natural stone veneer this season we wish you the best of luck and hope to be shipping your stone in the near future.