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  • 9/26/2018 8:14 AM

Stones to increase the value of your home

Natural stones are one of the best ways to increase the value of your home. It’s also one of the more  durable items you can add to your home for a long-lasting effect.

Start with natural stone on the exterior of your home. Wide walkways accent the front of your house and make it appear more stately. While limestone may be a bit more expensive than brick, it will always add more value to your home and pay for itself in the long run. Also, try a stone pavement on the patio of your backyard.

When looking at natural stones for the interior of your home, check it out first. Many new homeowners think natural stone may be out of the budget, but that’s not always true. Especially if you understand the space you’re trying to cover. The difference in costs may not be that significant, while the resale value of your home will be substantially more than what you your original purchase price.

Don’t dismiss granite or marble right away. While generally a little bit more pricey, even covering a small space with one of the two can transform a room. They can be used as a backsplash, bathroom sink or tiles around a shower.

Don’t overlook patterns and shapes especially for kitchen floors or bathroom floors. There can be some incredible patterns like a honeycomb, hexagon, basket weave and herringbone patterns.

Whether you’re looking for new ideas to spruce up your home’s curb appeal or want to update your home for your own enjoyment, incorporating natural stones can be easy and add quite a bit of value to your home. Natural stone are one of the top ways to get a solid return on your investment.

There are also certain places you should add natural stone in your home. Countertops are a specialty for GMS Werks. Kitchen and bathroom countertops are the most common places you will find natural stone. Installing a natural stone countertop can dramatically increase the value of your home. It’s ideal for food prepping, dining and cleaning while also adding attention-grabbing details to the kitchen.

Another popular place to put natural stone in your home is in your shower. Today’s bathroom trends are pointing toward consistency and fully-tiled showers. Natural stone can transform your shower from a cold white space into a spa-like oasis. Stone works great for showers because water will not have any negative effects on its finish.

If you are interested in adding natural stone to your home, office, or retail space, contact us at GMS Werks and we would love to help you create the space you’ve always dreamed!

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