Stone materials have been used in homes for centuries. If you look around your house today, you will most likely find some stone interior design already in your home. Natural and engineered stone have become commonplace in most kitchens and bathrooms due to varying degrees of durability, versatility, and manageability. While these are the most common places to use natural stone, quartz, or compact surface, they all have one thing in common: they should not be limited to countertop projects. Using stone outside the kitchen or bathroom can help elevate and transform your space, whether it’s a fireplace surround, outdoor kitchen, or mudroom.
Location, like any other aspect of stone placement, is the most important factor in determining which stone is best suited to your needs. With the comings and goings of your household, you can expect a lot of traffic in mudrooms. The durability and low maintenance of quartz and compact surface make either of these stones an excellent choice for your mudroom. A seating area, countertop space or backsplash, and stone accents in a mudroom can completely transform the appearance and feel of an otherwise underutilized space. Furthermore, depending on the design, smaller pieces of stone known as remnants can be used to enhance the look. Using remnants allows you to save money on your project while adding a luxurious touch.
Stone Fireplace Surround
Create an accent fireplace surround to add personality to your living space. Granite is extremely durable and heat resistant, making it an excellent choice for wood-burning fireplaces. Furthermore, the wide range of colors and patterns allows you to tailor your fireplace to your specific needs. Quartz can add a beautiful, timeless aesthetic to your home if you choose gas or electric fireplaces. Quartz is an engineered stone that can mimic marble veining without the need for maintenance.
Outdoor gatherings are more popular than ever, and incorporating stone into your outdoor space makes it even more inviting. Granite is ideal for high-traffic areas because of its scratch and stain resistance in almost any weather condition. Our compact surface stone is also ideal for outdoor installations. Compact surfaces are incredibly durable, as they are made from a sophisticated mixture of raw materials used in glass, porcelain tiles, and quartz surfaces. This engineered material is also resistant to high temperatures and is simple to maintain. Use stone to make your outdoor kitchen as homey as your indoor one!
Stone interior design does not have to be limited to the most common applications. Slabworks of Montana can help you find the right material to fit your needs and match your aesthetic, whether you are planning a small or large project. We have a large selection of granite, marble, quartzite, soapstone, quartz, and other materials in a variety of colors to complement any design. Our team is very proud of their combined experience in bringing your vision to life. Contact us today to see how stone can improve the look of your home.