When Stone Can Work in the Kitchen

At Country Club Homes, we have found that many homeowners shy away from using stone when making custom kitchen remodeling plans. They mention loving the look of stone, but they seem to think it will look to rustic or will be hard to clean. We're ready to bust these myths once and for all. Stone can work beautifully in a kitchen, as long as you keep a few things in mind.

Farmhouse Kitchen by Austin Interior Designers & Decorators Bravo Interior Design
Many people are apprehensive about the weight of stone. It is true that sometimes heavy stone is not the best choice in some kitchens. However, you can get the look and feel of real stone with stone veneers. An advantage of these products is that they often do not need to be sealed, so they look beautiful and are easy to maintain.

Rustic Kitchen by Columbus Architects & Building Designers Andrew Melaragno

If you do choose natural stone, using it for the wall behind the stove is customary. Make sure you extend the stone the length of the wall for a finished look. With real stone, you'll want to have it sealed about once per year so it does not absorb odors and stains.

Mediterranean Kitchen by La Jolla General Contractors GDC Construction
Contact Country Club Homes to learn more about the ways we can use stone in traditional style kitchens.  Call us at 203-762-0550 or visit us at www.countryclubhomesinc.com.