How to achieve a look of an old Rustic kitchen with lightweight stone veneer.
The solution for creating a rustic kitchen is simple. It’s all dependent on the type of stone veneer chosen. In most homes the kitchen and living room act as the unifying focal point. They are the anchors that ground the theme and look of a house. They are the reinforces of household decorum. Thus, if one is looking to achieve a rustic look then the appropriate stone veneer needs to be used.
There are three main elements to creating an elegantly aged kitchen. One is lighting, the lights should be dim and not overpowering. This can be achieved through selective light placement or by simply installing a dimmer switch for practicality. Next is of course the kitchen furniture. It’s best to use dark wood with cast iron appliances. The wood grain is an important part in creating the elegant aged look, it provides a natural touch and accents the stone texture. Finally one must choose a suitable stone veneer. Rubble mix, Tuscan Fieldstone and the new Cathedral Stone line work well at creating the rustic look. Adding texture to the kitchen walls or applying the stones to the center prep table/island are some ways of working with these types of stones.
This line of stone veneer is loosely referred to as the rustic selection. These stone veneer products tend to contain bigger and more intricate stone pieces. Thus, installation should be performed by one of our trained stone masons. The skill level required to work with these stone is a bit higher because of their size, weight and pattern. If you would like to install these stones yourself feel free to ask one of the sales staff for tips on how to properly install these rustic style stone veneers.