Rustic decor is very popular right now, and stone accents make the perfect addition to a remodel.

When remodeling your home, there are several things to consider, one of the toughest choices being which design theme to choose.

There are several different styles ranging from contemporary, modern, transitional, farmhouse, traditional and more. One of our favorite styles right now is rustic with stone accents. This trend is becoming more and more popular, especially in kitchens.

There are many ways to incorporate stone into your home remodel.

Designing with stone

Simply put, stonework inside your home is beautiful. Designing with stone immediately differentiates your home from all the others. Stone creates the ability to accent any wall of your home and therefore enhance your living space.

For example, one home in Centreville, Virginia, used stone in their kitchen remodel. Stone was installed all along the main column that immediately brought attention to the room. The stone allows for a very unique and modern design.

One of our project managers, Bob Keene, says that he prefers Eldorado Stone. He has worked with several customers on projects using Eldorado stone, and describes the products as, “functional and elegant.”

Stone columns tied in the fireplace and added a rustic look to the family room. (Photo courtesy of FallingWater)

Stone columns tied in the fireplace and added a rustic look to the family room. (Photo courtesy of FallingWater)

Opportunities for stone work

There are several opportunities to include stonework into your remodel. For example, switch out a standard backsplash with an elegant stone design.

Another location, perhaps a bit more obvious, would be to create an accent wall. Whether it is a small or large space, the stone will be sure to accentuate the wall. The stone upgrades a simple design concept to a subtle textural concentration.


The best part about the stonework? It’s maintenance free! The stones could benefit from a simple dusting or two, but that is it! Plus, these stones have an incredible lifetime, so the up-keep work is minimal!

This article was originally published at Angie’s List.