Stone countertops are beautiful and they increase the value of your home for years to come which is why we’re seeing homeowners searching out additional ways to incorporate stone into their living spaces. Stone is being used in home offices, fireplace surrounds, outdoor kitchens, closets and bathrooms. We’re even seeing stone remnants crafted into home accessories. Let’s explore the various ways stone can elevate a look in an unexpected space.
With remote work on the rise the need for a functional stylish office is becoming even more important. Desks and worktops have traditionally been made with wood surfaces however wood is prone to stains and scratching. Updating your workspace with a stone countertop like quartz or granite is the perfect solution, it’s a hard surface, it can handle the heat from a laptop and it won’t scratch or stain (we don’t recommend leaving any spills for too long however). Let’s face it, staying focused while working from home can be a challenge, a stylish and functional office can help you stay motivated and inspired.
These days there are endless options for fireplace surrounds but if you want a really modern custom look consider granite, porcelain or sintered stone. These stones are excellent material for a fireplace surround and hearth because of their heat resistance, durability and plethora of designs and colours.
The popularity of the outdoor living space has grown over the years at an increasing rate. From outdoor living rooms to outdoor kitchens homeowners are aiming to outfit their outdoor spaces to match their indoor counterparts in terms of style and quality. We’re seeing many people choose stone countertops for their outdoor kitchen workspaces. Porcelain & sintered stone is the best choice for an outdoor kitchen because it is durable against the weather and it’s easy to clean after those long summer barbeques.
Believe it or not stone countertops are even popping up in the closet. The reflective nature of stone provides a beautiful surface to showcase jewelry and heirlooms on an island dresser and the smooth surface makes folding clothes a breeze. The once-forgotten spaces of the home are being treated to a beautiful upgrade.
Shower or bathroom feature walls
We all know that natural stone is a popular material to use in the bathroom. It adds instant visual impact, transforming what once was a functional space into a thing of beauty. Consider moving beyond the typical countertop and use the material to finish the entire bathroom, a feature wall or the shower wall.
Keep an eye out for this classic trend as we will be seeing more of it in the coming years. Whether you’re renovating your living room, patio or master bedroom, elevate the look and value of your next renovation project by incorporating stone countertops in a unique and unexpected way.