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  • 9/4/2019 11:11 AM

Adding value to your home with natural stone

Whether you are in the housing market or are just looking to make a few upgrades, natural stone slabs can help increase your property’s appraisal value. 


From stone paving to kitchen countertops and fireplaces, the options are limitless when it comes to incorporating natural stone elements to your home. 


If you are looking for ways to add value to your home, follow these five tips. 


Update the kitchen 


Natural stone is ideal for kitchens as they are durable, easy to wipe clean and give your cooking area an expensive, modern look. You can opt for a freestanding stone island, natural stone backsplash, or a full stone worktop to add value to your home and improve its decor. Incorporating these elements into your home can make it more appealing to potential buyers. The kitchen is the most valued space in the home, which make these improvements worth your effort and investment. 


Adding natural stone slabs to your kitchen will not only improve your home’s value but will provide you with a space to  enjoy for years.. 




Fireplaces have become a massive trend in the housing market in 2019, and natural stone fireplaces can make a huge difference to your home’s value. Natural stone is an ideal fireplace material as it retains heat better than most other materials, it can withstand wear and tear and requires minimal maintenance. In addition, it won’t rot or mold and can handle extreme temperatures. 


For a special effect, consider a stone that surrounds just below the mantle, and a floor-to-ceiling installation for a sleek living room or den. 


Whether it’s time for an upgrade or you are building something new, natural stone fireplaces have proven to be a great option. 


Floor it


 Natural stone is an ideal choice for both indoor and outdoor flooring because it’s beautiful, sturdy and extremely long lasting,. Stone floors require minimal upkeep, retain heat for added comfort and add an elegant element to your space. 


Natural stone slabs are especially desirable for many homeowners because they come in a wide range of colors and designs so you can create a floor that is unique to your personal style and taste. 


Take it outside


Natural stone can improve the first impression that buyers get when they walk into your property for the first time. The garage, driveway,  garden area, porch, walls and sidings of your home's exterior can be enhanced by natural stone.  


The 'bonus room'


Another big selling point for homebuyers in 2019 is the addition of a ‘bonus room.’ Add some elegance to this entertainment-ready space by incorporating stone, glass and book-matched stone. You can add simple stone features to this room with thoughtful planning. This can all be done cost effectively! 


Straight from the quarry and into your home, GMS Werks offers a wide range of natural stone selections. We have been meeting the needs of both residential and commercial customers for more than a century. For more information, visit our showroom or give us a call today! 

We have been meeting the needs of both residential and commercial customers for over 90 years.