Why Custom Kitchen Makeovers Go Better With Stone
For many families the kitchen now serves as the heart of the home where meals are shared, kids do homework, and couples relive the day’s events over a glass of wine. As a result, many homeowners end up remodeling their outdated kitchens to accommodate those lifestyle demands.
If you are currently planning a custom kitchen makeover, you’ll need to create the perfect blend of style, function and space, while also ensuring the components hold up well once the project is through. One proven way to make your kitchen remodel go better, no matter the theme, is to add some luxurious manufactured stone veneer.
Why Use Stone Veneer in Your Kitchen?
When designing your custom dream kitchen, consider that it will get a lot of abuse from cooks, kids and pets. In addition, you will probably be entertaining guests in the space, which means any materials you choose will also need to smartly match the look of your new kitchen’s décor.
Adding some stone veneer to your kitchen will deliver these benefits:
[/ultimate_icon_list_item][ultimate_icon_list_item icon=”Defaults-star”]Ease-of-care. Not only will manufactured stone hold up well to use and abuse, it will keep its original appearance for countless years with hardly any upkeep.
[/ultimate_icon_list_item][ultimate_icon_list_item icon=”Defaults-star”]High return-on-investment (ROI). Ask any realtor in the Chicago land area, and they’ll tell you that stone veneer adds appreciable resale value, and a high ROI, when used inside or outside a home.
[/ultimate_icon_list_item][ultimate_icon_list_item icon=”Defaults-star”]Heat, smoke and steam resistant. Manufactured stone veneer is used frequently by our clients at North Star Stone to remodel fireplaces. That’s because it’s heat, smoke and steam resistant, which means that you can confidently install it virtually anywhere in your kitchen![/ultimate_icon_list_item][/ultimate_icon_list]
Now that it’s been determined that faux stone is an affordable and attractive addition to any custom dream kitchen, it’s time to explore some exciting ways to do so.
Kitchen Decorating Ideas Using Faux Stone
Due to its design versatility, there are many ways to effortlessly incorporate manufactured stone veneer into your kitchen design while making a bold statement that will impress onlookers.
- Around room entryways and doorways
- To cover pillars
- As a kitchen island or breakfast bar accent
- On a vacant wall to highlight a coffee bar or wine storage area
- Above your cabinets
- Around your stove while hiding the stove hood, if desired
Matching Your Kitchen’s Style
Based on your kitchen’s theme, there are several types of faux stone that we sell that will add eye-pop to your space, while blending nicely into the décor.
[/ultimate_icon_list_item][ultimate_icon_list_item icon=”Defaults-star”]Modern kitchens. More contemporary kitchens feature sleeker, cleaner lines, so the stone veneer needs to reflect those design characteristics. Many of the newer homes in downtown Chicago have modern kitchens, and as a result their owners typically choose a product like Narrow Profile Stone, which also works well in tight spaces, like a loft.
[/ultimate_icon_list_item][ultimate_icon_list_item icon=”Defaults-star”]Transitional kitchens. These combine the best of both worlds, as they feature elements from both modern and traditional kitchens. A couple good choices for transitional designs are Ledge Stone, with its sophisticated and elegant feel, or Cobble Stone that delivers a warm, rustic appearance that creatively compliments hardwood flooring.[/ultimate_icon_list_item][ultimate_icon_list_item icon=”Defaults-star”]Tie in another room. Another design option you have is extending the stone, for example starting with a kitchen entryway, into an adjacent living or dining room to tie them together. If there’s an existing outdated brick or finished drywall fireplace in that adjacent room, update its look with the same stone for added eye-pop!
Kitchen Makeovers Look Better With Our Stone Veneer
When planning your custom kitchen makeover, consider stopping by North Star Stone in Libertyville, IL, first. We have the premium interior manufactured stone veneer products you need, and will custom-color them to match your dream kitchen’s décor. If it’s an exterior home project you’re working on, we also carry a wide-assortment of exterior faux stone selections that can also be customized based on your objectives.
From design-to-completion, we have the products and support you need to bring your dream kitchen remodel to life.
For professional kitchen design ideas using our stone veneer products, or to view our large inventory of interior and exterior faux stone styles, browse North Star Stone website now.