If you want to sell your home or simply add value to it for personal enjoyment, making the right renovations with high quality materials is key.
Natural stone is an excellent way to enhance a dull space and can be used in- and outside the home. Unfortunately, many people are hesitant to use natural stone because of common misconceptions that it's pricey or difficult to work with.
In this article, we look at three ways to breathe new life into your home using natural stone – without breaking the bank!
1. Add value to your kitchen or bathroom with a mosaic splash back
If you're even considering selling, you've probably been given the popular advice that 'kitchens and bathrooms sell homes'. While this is often true, kitchens and bathrooms are also among the most expensive rooms in the home to renovate as many projects involve plumbing and electrical work as well as the purchase of major appliances.
If you don't have a big budget but still want to dress up a kitchen or bathroom, installing a natural stone mosaic splash back is a great option. One of the many uses of natural stone mosaic, a kitchen or bathroom splash back immediately brightens up a room and gives it an earthy, natural appeal. At BauMart, we offer natural stone mosaic in a range of colours and textures so you can get creative with patterns and design.
Splash backs not only look great, they also serve a purpose – protecting your walls from moisture in the bathroom and cooking residue in the kitchen. A durable, natural stone mosaic splash back will also last for many years and require little maintenance.
2. Enhance your living room with a natural stone accent wall
Who says stone walls were only for the outdoors?
A natural stone accent wall makes a great addition to any living room.
A natural stone accent wall makes a great addition to any living room, no matter the colour scheme or aesthetic. That's because natural stone has a rich, natural texture and colour that works well with a huge variety of design styles.
You'd be amazed at the warm, calm effect that this cold, hard material has on your living room. Our favourite natural stone for accent walls? It's a draw between jet black lavastone and classic gold Indonesian limestone.
3. Up your curb appeal with a stone walkway
When guests come your home, their first impression starts before they walk in the door. To this end, make sure the outside of your property impresses as much as the inside.
A natural stone walkway serves a dual purpose: to welcome visitors and to get the mud and dirt off their shoes before they step into your home.
Stepping stones and walkways are also a great way to diversify an otherwise plant-based landscape design.
Natural stone is an excellent choice for walkways because it's slip resistant, durable and impermeable to weathering.
These are just three of the limitless ways homeowners can use natural stone in their renovations. To find out more, reach out to the team at BauMart Natural Stone today.