Five Types of Stone Veneer for Your Home

Over the years, adding real stone veneer to an existing home has become a rather commonplace decision for many homeowners. After all, stone veneer helps your home stand out amongst the crowd, so it’s sure to garner a ton of attention from family and friends. For this type of project, you have five choices:

  • Full Stone Veneer — Known for its durability and longevity, full stone veneer allows the entire depth of the stone to be shown.
  • Thin Stone Veneer — This slimmer version is primarily used when there isn’t enough room to install full stone veneer.
  • Cultured Stone Veneer — This mass-produced stone is consistent in appearance and is available in a wide variety of colors.
  • Full Brick Veneer — Since this option consists of full-sized brick, your home will look as if it’s entirely constructed of skilled masonry.
  • Thin Brick Veneer — As with thin stone veneer, this slimmer version of brick is used when there isn’t enough room for the full brick treatment.

Adding Value to Your Home with Stone Veneer

As with any home improvement project, one of the typical results of installing stone veneer in your home is an increase in the value of your property. There are many reasons for this, and we’ve compiled some of our favorites below:

Your Home’s Facade

They say you shouldn’t judge a book by its cover, but in the case of a beautiful home, it’s certainly not a bad idea. When you drive around a neighborhood and see a house with a stone facade, your first thought is probably how awesome it looks. Who would blame you? Stone veneers create a facade so attractive that it immediately catches your eye. As you might imagine, this translates to a higher value of your home for potential sellers.

Exterior Walls

Your home’s exterior walls can often get just as much attention from neighbors, friends, family, and potential buyers as the facade does. Adding stone veneer to your exterior walls is a great way to add a little elegance to them without a huge cost. The rich textures and neutral colors are a great way to improve the overall visual appearance of your home as whole.

Attractive Accents

If you’re looking for a way to improve the value of your home with stone veneer but want to keep costs lower than what you might pay for other options, improving the accents around your property may be a perfect solution. Both interior and exterior walls that have been given the stone veneer treatment will improve the overall look of your home, and in a rather subtle way.

Foundation Detailing

The foundation of a home is very often, to put it bluntly, extremely dull. It’s an area of the home that is often taken for granted, and that’s really too bad because an unsightly or even boring foundation can reflect badly on the house as a whole. Stone veneer will serve as a great way to improve the appearance of this oft-forgotten part of the home, and will give a jolt to its curb appeal.

Beautified Chimneys

In the past, stone chimneys were a mainstay of home construction, but modern construction has allowed this to fall by the wayside to a certain degree. This is an odd development, to be honest, since stone veneer chimneys always garner a lot of attention. This is a simple, but effective, way to add value to the home.

Better Insulation

Insulation isn’t something you can see, but something you can feel and/or use as a selling point if you choose to put your home on the market someday. Homes that have better insulation, which stone veneers will provide when applied to certain areas, can be marketed as being able to better maintain an interior temperature level and, therefore, lower energy usage and costs.

Focal Point Fireplace

Even if you don’t use your fireplace very often, you can’t deny the fact that it’s often the centerpiece of your home’s family area and definitely gets a ton of attention. People seem to gather around the fireplace even throughout the warmer months of the year simply because it feels cozy. A good fireplace will add value to any home, and one with a stone veneer will really stand out and increase its value.

Fancy Mailbox

It’s a bit strange to consider the possibility that something as seemingly insignificant as your mailbox could help determine your home’s value, but it’s true. Perhaps it’s a subconscious kind of thing, but when you see a fancy mailbox out in front of the home, there’s a good chance that it will make an impression for anyone visiting, passing by, or wanting to purchase the home. And the best part is that this particular type of project costs very little to undertake.

Environmentally Friendly

You may not think that being environmentally friendly would be a way to increase the value of your home, but we’re living in an age where millions of people across the country are attempting to “go green.” While adding stone veneer to your home isn’t a green initiative, choosing thin stone veneer uses fewer materials, which you can use as an environmentally- conscious selling point to help increase its value.

Purchasing Real Stone Veneer in NJ

Stone veneer is a great way to add value and style to your home. The first step in its installation is to find a reputable dealer that can help you throughout the process. Braen Supply has been serving several areas throughout parts of New Jersey, New York, and Pennsylvania for nearly 20 years. Our staff is knowledgeable on all types of stone and other landscaping needs, and can assist you before, during, and after the installation of a stone veneer. Feel free to drop by our New Jersey location to pick up your required materials or purchase it in bulk and have it delivered directly to your home or business.

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