Whether you have a beachfront property or at altitude, outdoor living space is the most readily accessible real estate play you can make in your lifestyle. Any outdoor kitchen or living space includes of necessity stone. Stone flooring, stone counters, stone fireplaces, stone walls and planters are essential to a winning open-air room.

Ground-level stone used for stairs and patio floors must be tumbled or honed, not smooth to prevent slipping when wet from the elements. In order of strength, preferred stone for outdoor use are:

  • Granite
  • Marble
  • Slate
  • Limestone
  • Travertine
  • Brick.

Stone fireplaces and pillars can be stunning architectural accents on a patio or pergola. Stone seating around a fireplace pit invites company to gather together year-round.

If you’re among the 1% and have your own pool, consider installing the amenity you might be missing is an outdoor shower to clean off before and after water playtime. Stone’s the thing for an outdoor shower surround.

If you’re considering adding space to your existing yard this coming year, Dmytri Kalchyk, founder of Set In Stone, will work with your architect, general contract or with you, the homeowner, directly, to achieve the ideal outdoor living space to serve your family’s preferences.

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