I was absolutely blown away by this stone veneer fireplace when I stumbled upon these photos while browsing this site. For some reason, I had never thought to pair stone against a traditional cedar shake siding even though the two color schemes naturally blend so beautifully together. I have always wanted to add a backyard fireplace to our home, but I did not think that the brick material that you typically see them made out of would blend very well with the Cape Cod style of our home. Faux stone siding offers a great alternative to brick that is much more in keeping with our architectural style. Even better, using stone veneer siding like this as opposed to the real stuff would be so much less expensive. With these photos in hand, I am going to meet with our contractor to put together a plan for our new patio design featuring a large outdoor hearth just like this one. I can't wait to share photos of the finished design to hopefully inspire somebody else.
I have been intrigued by the thought of faux stone siding for our new build, but I was not sure about the look and quality until I saw this house finished right across the street from us. From the naked eye, you would have no idea that it is actually stone veneer siding as opposed to the much more costly and and cumbersome high end alternative. The contractors were able to finish installing the entire stone veneer exterior in just a matter of a few days and the finished product is absolutely gorgeous. Even better, my neighbor told me that the total price was less than half of what it would have been if they had chosen natural stone. Over the years I have heard glowing reviews of the benefits of stone veneer siding, from the low cost to its durability and relatively low maintenance requirement but I had never realized just how real it looks. After seeing it in person, I will definitely use it on the new home and I encourage any of you that are on the fence to go check it out for yourselves as well.
There is nothing I love more than a stone facade on a quaint country cottage style home. It makes the entire property look like something straight out of a fairytale, and is so different than most siding materials that people in my area choose. The grey and tan color variations throughout natural stone found on this house make an absolutely beautiful accent to every color of the landscape, from the lush greenery, to brown mulching and leaves, and it even looks good against a concrete driveway. Unfortunately, the one downside to stone siding is the high cost of material and labor to install. It makes sense because applying the mismatched pieces must take a very long time and requires a lot of skill. However, with new stone veneer siding options available in todays DIY market, I think that I may have found a solution to the price hurdle. These products look just as beautiful as natural stone and are so much easier and less costly to apply.
I have been looking into ways to use stone wall panels to liven up our stucco exterior and found myself so inspired by this upscale modern design. It appears that the owners took panels of stone veneer siding to use as the backdrop of the fountain feature built into the back wall of their home. I love how the coloring perfectly coordinates with the dark decking and bronze trim throughout the windows and glass deck railings. It is a wonderfully contemporary style that really elevates the look of the entire space. We have a large blank expanse of stucco wall along the side of our home that would greatly benefit from faux stone panels installed similar to this design. I would not add a fountain because we do not have a pool or any reason for it, but I think that some decorative spotlights as they used would be a nice touch. If that project turns out will, I would continue this accent to our back deck area and perhaps flank each side of our front door with a narrow panel just to finish off the look.
This stunning stone faade home project begins with vinyl stone siding, providing an authentic stone appearance, with molds made from real stone. Further adding to this realistic stone look, without the cumbersome weight of real stone, is the use of cultured stone siding. This furnishes another layer to this combination of true and faux stone. And finally, stone veneer siding completes the look, utilizing thinly sliced pieces of real stone. These cutting-edge techniques combined together create a unique amalgam of methods to produce a striking stone construction. Thanks to cutting-edge stone techniques and materials, you can transform your home into a distinguished modern stone castle utilizing a tested and well-curated combination of do-it-yourself techniques. Making use of a combination of modern stone materials, you will find that you can achieve a high-end genuine stone look. The result is a stately stone house that has both a timeless and custom appearance.
I have always loved the nostalgic look of stone. It brings back memories of older homes that have stood the test of time. I decided to upgrade my home by adding stone veneer columns to my front porch. Not only does this add a visual aspect, it will also provide a layer of protection. Adding stone may seem like a daunting project. But it does not have to be. The options for stone veneer panels are vast in today's age. From using an already assembled corner unit to using an interlocking system, installation can be quite simple, though it may help to hire a trained stonemason to be completely sure there are no cracks. Cracks can let in moisture, posing a threat to the structural integrity of the home. Done correctly, stone veneer siding is a sustainable and natural way to upgrade a home, resulting in a beautiful and timeless visage.