Every kitchen should have a design element that’s extra special and makes the room feel one-of-a-kind. Adding stone elements to your design is one way that you can create a unique kitchen. Moreover, stone can be incorporated into several different design styles, including rustic, modern, contemporary, and old world. There are also several different places that you can install stone into your design, including as a wall or backsplash, column, countertops, and veneer to cabinets.
A backsplash made of stone can be a beautiful addition to a kitchen. Travertine, marble, granite, quartzite sandstone, or even river rock can all be striking additions to the right kitchen.
Field stones or sandstone are sometimes used on columns, and they work particularly well in rustic and modern kitchens. If a kitchen has a structurally-necessary column, stone can be built around the column. Otherwise, homeowners who are interested in adding an interesting design element can also add a column that is not structural.
Countertops are one of the most popular places to add stone, and the most popular types of stone are granite, marble, and the resin/stone composite, quartz. These materials are favorites for countertops because of their beautiful high-shine appearance and variety of colors and veining. They also work with many different design aesthetics.
Homeowners who would like to add stone elements to places that can’t hold too much weight, such as cabinets, can consider stone veneer. Besides the fact that it is lighter than regular stone, due to the fact that it doesn’t weigh as much, it doesn’t require wall ties or footings.
There are many stone materials that can be used. Some materials, such as granite and marble, are very popular, but you can also add less well-known stone materials in your design to add a distinctive touch.