5 Natural Stacked Stone Upgrades For Your Kitchen

5 Natural Stacked Stone Upgrades For Your Kitchen
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    The classic look of stacked stone has moved indoors and can often be seen gracing upscale kitchens in popular design magazines.

    It is a current trend, yet provides a sense of timeless beauty.

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Knowing where to add stacked stone in your kitchen remodeling project can be the difference between the right touch and too much.

Backsplash

A common place to use stacked stone, premium tile, and other decorative elements in a kitchen is the backsplash, the space between the bottom of the upper cabinets and the counter top.  The reasoning is simple; you have minimum cost and maximum impact. The area is relatively small in relationship to the overall square footage of the kitchen and yet, its location immediately grabs the viewer’s attention.  If cost is a concern, this is one of the most economical locations for stacked stone details.

Island

Another popular trend in kitchen design is to differentiate the island’s look and material choice from that of the kitchen’s perimeter cabinetry. Some homeowner’s choose a dramatic effect, like natural wood-toned cabinets combined with a vivid blue or hunter green island. If that look is a little too jarring for your tastes, using a mixture of wood cabinets and stacked stone may be more pleasing to the eye. The selections can be similar in color, but the different textures can play off each other nicely and create a unique, subtle look in your upgraded kitchen.

Fireplace

Nothing dates a kitchen faster than a tired brick fireplace. Any visitor can guess the time frame of your last remodel by this one feature. A quick and inexpensive upgrade to your kitchen is to use stacked stone instead. In fact, a fireplace face lift and new cabinet hardware can vastly improve the overall appearance, and age, of your kitchen with little down time and expense, and allow you to postpone a complete kitchen remodel for years to come.

Column

Another inexpensive solution to upgrading your kitchen with stacked stone is to cover a column, structural or decorative, with your favorite stone selection. This simple step can create a feeling of permanence and classic style. If you do not have an existing column in your room, a contractor can add one rather easily. Better yet, do two. Flank either side of a kitchen island with columns for an impressive and stately kitchen or place them at the doorway to the room to create a more formal entrance.

Feature Wall

Covering an entire wall with stacked stone can create quite a conversation piece and set the tone for an entire kitchen. Designers like to use the trick of a feature wall in homes with little architectural detail to play upon. Drawing your eye to a massive wall covered in stacked stone creates the illusion of a grander space, older home, and more upscale design. In fact, a feature wall may be so compelling and remarkable that you can save money on other aspects of the project. Think of it as an oversize necklace paired with a little black dress; you don’t need much else.

Whether remodeling or simply upgrading a kitchen, stacked stone is a great material to include. The classic beauty is both trendy and timeless, blending well with a myriad of styles. In fact, stacked stone is equally suited to a mid-century modern setting as it is a classic farmhouse design. The natural good looks of stacked stone can add value to your house and years to your enjoyment of your kitchen. Whether you add a simple backsplash or cover an entire feature wall, stacked stone is a worthwhile investment.

Author Bio
Andrew Price is a writer who creates articles related to stacked stone DIY projects. This article was written to explain how to use stacked stone to upgrade a kitchen with materials like Norstone USA’s Natural Stone Thin Veneer.

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