Dreaming of summer? It’s the perfect time to start gathering inspiration and ideas for your summer projects and DIY ventures. That way, you’ll have a plan of action in place soon and by the time summer rolls around, you’ll be ready to enjoy the season in style.
Here are our top picks for summer projects that will help to turn your home into your own personal oasis and playground:
Upgrade your backyard with an outdoor bar
An outdoor bar in your backyard is a stylish addition that will stand the test of time and be the perfect setting for family gatherings and entertaining. A bar can be set up with stools or tall chairs and used as an eating area, or used as a convenient surface to mix up your famous margaritas. Bars create an effortless gathering area and focal point and can easily be adapted to suit the needs of the day.
Become a grill master
Upgrading your BBQ with a stone surround allows you to incorporate extra features like an outdoor fridge and warming drawers in style so that you can have the ultimate deluxe outdoor cooking and dining experience. Everything will be just where you need it, and your kids will finally recognize you as the ultimate grill master. Another great summer project is to create or upgrade an outdoor pizza oven with a stone veneer surround.
Increase your home’s curb appeal
Summer is also a great time to upgrade your home’s exterior by applying thin stone veneer to outside walls, columns or skirts. Not sure which colour or style to pick? Check out our blog post “The Top Stone Style and Colour Trends for 2020” for some inspiration!
While hiring a stone mason is always an option, installing thin stone veneer is relatively easy and if you’re a bit handy, you’ll be capable of tackling it as a summer DIY project. Check out our Installation Guide for details, and feel free to contact us if you have any questions.
Create a stunning feature wall
A stone feature wall is a simple and fail-proof way to create a strong impression. Feature walls are eye-catching, beautiful, and high-impact, whether inside or outside. Great places to put a feature wall include in a living room, family room or basement, outside near an eating area, or around a fireplace. They instantly add style to a space and are a great conversation starter. Check out our blog post “Can Stone Veneer Really Upgrade My Interior? Yes. Here’s How.” for more info and advice on creating a feature wall.
Add a unique, iconic feature
Your home and backyard should be as unique as you are. Get creative and add a unique feature that suits your lifestyle and sparks your interest. A fountain or water feature is a great option, as they’re aesthetically-pleasing and the effect of the water flowing and splashing is very calming. Other options are a fire pit with seating, a pergola with stone accents, a stone bird bath or a stone surround for your hot tub. Get creative!
What summer projects are you dreaming of?