Use Natural Stone to Increase the Luxury Quotient

Use Natural Stone to Increase the Luxury Quotient

Whether money isn’t an object or you have a strict budget to work with. You can incorporate natural stone into practically any design and have it stand out. The material, which is luxury, is noticeable, therefore a great choice. Whether you are being mindful and use it for being a unique detail, or are installing large natural stone slabs.

Use Natural Stone Outdoor as a Type of Luxury Material

For people who would like to raise the look of their home through having natural stone more incorporated. They might want to consider options beyond just traditional bath and kitchen applications. For example, Susan Kathryn Toth, who is the principal at Version International, Inc., a Toronto, Ontario-based residential interior design firm, thinks slate roofs are stunning.

Other luxurious and beautiful applications include limestone used for sills and headers. Toth says that granite used for exterior doorsills are both beautiful and practical.

Elevating Natural Stone via Its Application: It Is All About the Details

Most people are not in the market for making changes to the exteriors of their home as frequently as they to changing the interior. So it makes sense that many opportunities are available for using natural stone indoors.

Toth says that beyond traditionally using it as countertops that washroom marble tile walls are quite luxurious.

In one of her washroom renovations, Toth played off the strategically placed skylights in the bathroom. She selected Blue Azul marble for the baseboards and floor. She also used a Carrara marble vanity countertop to offset the floor.

A recent remodel exemplifies creatively using natural stone field tile with slabs mixed with a stone mosaic that is more contemporary.

For homeowners who are interested in this highly detailed level, Stone and Chrome can also custom create the mosaic with whatever material the customer specifies to match the palette perfectly that a client prefers.

In this particular case, the homeowner for its details selected gorgeous semi-precious Amethyst stones. Which coordinated beautifully with the Breccia Capraia full wall slabs – which according to Joshua Levinson, Artistic Tile president, is a breathing white marble that has distinctive purple veining along with some green inclusions.

Details are important beyond the placement of the natural stone. The luxury quotients of the materials enhanced through installation. April Graves, Aria Stone Gallery vice president, suggest that seamless applications can be created that pay close attention to all of the details. She adds, that you consider cladding the whole room using the same stone, and to pay close attention to ensure that all veins are in perfect alignment.

Using Natural Stone in a Major Way

Graves recommends that you think beyond the normal traditional application. You can use quad matched stone on your walls or in your hallways, for example.

Graves advises that natural stone is best, in large slabs and to make sure that the transition is seamless between slabs. A design can show off the beautiful stone. And also uses the same stone for creating an integrated sink. Recent advancements including waterjet technology for cutting stone makes it possible to create intricate, clean, and small natural stone cut-outs to enable seamless stone transitioning for vents, switch plates, and drains.

Levinson thinks that full slab walls show off natural stone’s beauty in its elemental form. He adds that heavily veined and book-matched slabs offer particular visual interest. Heavily veined stone slabs are unique materials that make strong statements of sophistication and beauty found in nature.

Grave tells clients that natural stone is a gorgeous work of art. Created by Mother Nature it brings that indoors to provide a feeling of tranquillity and calm. Most importantly while adding a beautiful and impactful piece. Not many materials provide designers and homeowners with the same range. Or the ability to create a look and feel that is so luxurious above all.

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