Inventive Interior Stonework Design Ideas

When you think of residential stonework, your mind probably goes immediately to the exterior. Common uses include around the bottom threshold of the home, outdoor kitchens and fire pits, patios, and the like. However, there are many ways to introduce interior stonework to add texture to otherwise boring room facades. Throughout our many years of remodeling we’ve used stone to add interest to many rooms in the home.

In Family Rooms…

One of our favorite places to include stonework is around fireplaces. Stonework used as a fireplace surround adds a feature element to warm the room. We’ve used stack stone in a number of homes as it comes in many unique colors and sizes, as well as Fon du Lac ledgestone for a more organic look. We’ve also used identical stone in other ways within the same room for a cohesive flow. Check out how we incorporated stack stone as a ceiling boarder in the photo above.

Another great use for stone is to hide support beams. In one of our favorite projects, we used stone to surround beams on the sides of a wet bar. Not only is it functional, but in this situation it adds a striking, rustic touch. Tying in stone with recycled materials, like barn wood or ship wood, also adds an intriguing affect—and makes for a great conversation piece.

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In Kitchens…

Stone is great for use as a backsplash in the kitchen, around a wet bar or even in the bathroom. It’s an unexpected use for a traditional application by adding warmth, texture and interest. As stone comes in many formats including tile, it’s a perfect accent to solid surface counter tops. Stone tile can be found in a variety of styles, textures and colors, as you can see by our photos. This assures you that you will be able find one, or a few that suit your taste.

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Yes, even in Bathrooms…

As we previously mentioned, stone works in bathrooms as well. The tile form is great for sink backsplashes, floors and especially tub and shower surrounds. However, we’ve also used stack stone as a backsplash and it displays an interestingly organic touch to what is normally a flat surface. In one unique situation we even incorporated stack stone in a master suite make-over. A two-sided fireplace was installed between the master bedroom and bathroom. The stonework here provides the homeowner with a unique and personal element.  You can also see how extraordinary stone use can be by the counter top sink pictured here. This exclusive bathroom remodel used reclaimed products and stone to complement each other perfectly.

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Country Creek Builders loves dreaming up creative uses for all types of products. Visit our website for more ideas on our inventive interior stonework, and then call us at 952-484-9812 to set up a time for us to meet to discuss your ideas. We can’t wait to work with you.

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