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May

Five DIY Outdoor Ideas

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Whether you are renovating your dream home, upgrading your cottage, or flipping a property for a profit, nothing compares to the stunning visual appeal of stone.
Stone veneer is just as capable as stone in transforming any indoor or outdoor space, but it’s much easier to work with than stone, especially for outside projects, which makes it the perfect choice for a DIY’er. The natural look and feel of stone veneer meshes perfectly with the outdoors, and adds a sense of solidity, permanence, elegance, and class to any outdoor space.

Not sure where to start? Here are some great ways to use stone veneer outdoors:

1. Curb appeal

Curb Appeal

Not every renovation increases the value of a property, but one sure fire way to boost your property’s value is by improving its curb appeal. Even if you aren’t planning on selling your home any time soon, boosting the value of your home is never a bad idea, and thanks to the durability of Fusion Stone your home makeover will last decades! In fact, Fusion Stone comes with a full lifetime guarantee, which means that you can rest easy knowing your investment is protected.

A coat of paint on vinyl siding might make your home look sharper, but basic techniques like this don’t come close to providing the protection and strength of stone veneer.
Covering outdated vinyl, peeling paint, or even brick with Fusion Stone will transform your home instantly.

2. Exposed foundation and trim

Many modern homes, even those made of brick, have a two to four-foot-tall concrete foundation. Not only is this feature unsightly – to say the least – but it is also vulnerable to the elements. Covering your bland exposed concrete foundation with stone veneer is the perfect way to separate your home from the rest on the block – turning it from boring to classical overnight.

Exposed Foundation

3. Stone retaining walls

Building a rock wall on your property is a beautiful and functional landscaping addition that creates privacy and allows you to make the most out of your outdoor space. Retaining walls hold dirt up to create multi-levels, perfect for access to your garden from lower levels of your home, for raised patios, or for pools. When used on a sloped property retaining walls turn a steep incline into a perfectly flat useable space.

Most retaining walls are constructed from wood, concrete, or stacked stone. Concrete is simply unsightly, while stacked stone and wood are less secure. The optimal choice is a concrete or wood retaining wall covered in beautiful Fusion Stone.

4. Chimneys

Chimney

Covering your home or cottage’s chimney in Fusion Stone adds a rustic feel that pairs as well with a stone home exterior as it does with other materials. Fusion Stone is also fire and weather resistant, meaning it is not only safe to use on your chimney, but will even protect it.

5. Outdoor fireplace and patio

Patio:Fireplace

Using Stone veneer to create an outdoor space like a patio or exterior fireplace is the perfect way to create a cozy, rugged getaway right in your own backyard. Nothing can bring the rustic feel of the great outdoors to the suburbs like authentic stone veneer.

Patio:BBQ

These are just a few of the great ideas available for using Fusion Stone outside. The versatility, durability, and stunning natural appearance of Fusion Stone means that there are countless possibilities for your next DIY project.

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