Using Stone to Increase Your Home’s Value
After you’ve lived in your home for a little while, you may begin to consider the various home improvements and customizations you can make. Homeowners tend to look for projects that satisfy their personal desires while also adding value to their home. Home improvement projects tend to cost about 25 cents on the dollar, meaning that the other 75 cents go directly back into your home’s overall value. Today, we’ll be looking at some of the ways you can raise your home’s value through natural stone upgrades.
Some of the best stone improvements you can make are on the exterior of your home! See some of the most commonly chosen exterior features made of stone.
Stone Walkways and Pathways
One way to incorporate stone is to use stone pavers to create walkways and stairs. When used on the front of the home, stone pathways and features add immense curb appeal. If and when you decide to sell, it gives buyers a great first impression before they even see the rest of your house. Establishing these unique and grand features sets the tone for all of the beauty buyers are sure to see once they step inside!
A stone patio can be an incredibly worthwhile investment. They provide authentic appeal with a practical aspect. Stone patios add value monetarily, but also on a sentimental level, as patios can be used for casual gatherings, parties, celebratory occasions, and everyday use. Especially in areas with year-round beautiful weather, a patio can be the best way to add value to your home through stone.
Stone walls take on quite a few different forms. Stone walls can be on the lower side and provide decorative appeal, which is a great way to utilize a smaller budget. These can be placed virtually anywhere, including front gardens, around a patio, around the perimeter of your yard, and more. Taller stone walls are also an option. Tall stone walls are typically used to add privacy, especially in backyards where nextdoor neighbors are in full view.
Interior features tend to be more popular stone options because they’re more easily enjoyed! Check out some of the best ways to boost your home’s value from the inside.
Stone in the Kitchen
Placing natural stone in the kitchen ensures that everyone in the home will be able to enjoy it! The best way to add value to your home is to incorporate stone in shared spaces. Kitchens offer plenty of surfaces and places to transition to stone. The most popular is, of course, countertops. Stone countertops are eye-catching, and a huge plus to potential home buyers.
Stone in the Bathroom
Bathrooms are high-traffic areas that are deserving of stunning stone features. They also offer limitless opportunities for stone, including sinks, countertops, floors, walls, tile, and more. Adding natural stone to your shower, floor, or vanity automatically raises the value of your home in an obvious manner, and accents, inlays, and water features are stone details that only boost it further.
Structural Stone Accents
Looking for a “wow” factor? Try adding stone accent walls or floors within your home! While stone is common in kitchens and bathrooms, it’s certainly not restricted to those areas. Create an accent wall by covering it with stone slabs, bricks, or stone. It’ll make your house feel more cozy and welcoming, while also raising its worth. Similarly, stone flooring is an easy way to create a sense of luxury. Natural stone tends to have many properties that make it a good flooring option, including strong insulation, resistance to heat and pressure, and low maintenance. Not only does it look good, but it is incredibly functional and durable! Stone flooring can be used throughout your entire home, or used in smaller areas like halls, mudrooms, and entryways.
Impression Stone Can Raise Your Home Value
Impression offers custom home features of every variety, available in natural stones like limestone, marble, and reclaimed terracotta derived from natural clay. Contact us today to get started on a project that will turn your house into a dream home, all with the use of natural stone!