Top 5 Veneer Stone Projects for Your Home or Business
At Livingston Farm, we carry a large selection of high-quality natural stone and stone veneer products, perfect for any home or business project. Often times, when you look at the stone in person, unless you’re in the industry or you have a design in mind, it’s hard to imagine what is possible with the stone product sitting in front of you.
Here are some ideas of what you can do with natural veneer stone to spruce up your home exterior or landscape.
How to Enhance Your Home or Landscape with Stone Veneer
1. Statement Fireplace
Nothing is cozier than having a nice fireplace during the cold winter months. So, why not enhance your fireplace by incorporating ledgestone to create a statement fireplace. Our Vermont Thinstone Dove Cove Ledgestone is one of our most popular products, perfect for any New England home.
It’s also critical to not store your wood inside your living area, garage or basement as the wood can attract and contain termites and other pests. You’re probably thinking “what about a small log rack near our fireplace” – that is fine. Be sure to examine the wood for bugs before taking it inside, particularly if it won’t be burned immediately.
2. Outdoor Entertainment Areas:
If you’re a fan of having summer BBQs, entertaining by the pool or like the idea of having an outdoor kitchen, you should consider adding accent walls or natural stone for a warm look. This would be another great opportunity to build an outdoor fireplace.
3. Upgrade Backsplash
For a budget-friendly way to enhance your home, adding a backsplash to any kitchen or bathroom can really spice up the room. Consider adding a section of veneer stone to the wall behind your stove to add more contrast to your current kitchen. Or, create a spa theme in your bathroom by wrapping the wall by the shower or bathtub for extra sizzle.
4. Retaining Wall
Do you have a concrete retaining wall that wins function over the style? One way to give it an instant facelift without having to tear it down is adding stone or brick veneer to bring it to life.
We recommend using the ledgestone or mosaic thin stone but your options are endless.
5. Wrap Columns and Pillars
To enhance your home exterior for neighbors to admire, consider adding stone veneer columns to instantly add curb appeal. Selecting a variety of Vermont Thinstone Ashlar style stone can really bring out the character of your home.
If you’re wondering what type of stone to use, how much you will need or where to order the product, Livingston Farm in Bristol, VT is here to help. Our staff is extremely knowledgeable when it comes to landscape design. And, if you’re not familiar with the Vermont Thinstone product or how to apply veneer stone, you’re in luck! We’re having a Veneer Stone Application Class on March 15th at our Livingston Farm location. Sign-up today to reserve your spot and enjoy a FREE lunch.
Ready to get started on your next stone veneer project? Give us a call at 802.382.0992, complete the contact form below or swing by our location. We’re located at 40 South Route 116, Bristol, VT 05443 – just a short drive from Middlebury and Burlington, VT.