As the idea of outdoor living continues to captivate homeowners, more and more Australians are choosing to upgrade their home’s exterior with natural stone. A versatile and durable material, the addition of natural stone is a cost-effective way to increase the value, aesthetics and sustainability of your home whilst improving your overall lifestyle. From pool areas and outdoor kitchens to pathways and retaining walls, natural stone offers a timeless addition to your home that is both functional and stylish.

Here are 4 tips for upgrading your outdoor space with natural stone:

Plan your space

From refreshing some tiles to a complete renovation, the possibilities are endless when it comes to elevating your home’s exterior with natural stone. Consider your current outdoor space and what you would like to add or upgrade. Do you want to transform your patio into the entertainer’s ultimate dream? Or simply add some life to your backyard with new pool tiles? 

Thanks to the versatility of natural stone, there are many ways to utilise the material across your outdoor space, including

– Pool areas
– Driveways
– Firepits
– Outdoor entertaining areas
– Outdoor kitchens
– Retaining walls
– Pathways

Choose the best stone for your space

Not all natural stones are made equal. From granite to marble, some stones are more durable than others, making them ideal for outdoor spaces. It’s important to understand any potential issues when choosing a natural stone for your project, to reduce the need for maintenance and replacement in the long term.

Things to consider include:

– Foot traffic
– Sun exposure
– Water resistance
– Weather conditions
– Heat resistance

Consider aesthetics

Thanks to its raw and unique nature there are a wide variety of natural stones available, ranging from rustic sandstones to timeless marbles. Selecting the right natural stone can help you enhance the aesthetics of your home overall, by adding colour, texture and charm to your space.

Opt for a stone that is cohesive with the style of your home’s interior for a luxurious and seamless transition between indoor and outdoor living.

Talk to the professionals

With endless possibilities at your fingertips, selecting the right stone for your outdoor space can be overwhelming. Consulting with the experts can help you select a stone that meets your performance requirements whilst maintaining your aesthetic goals. 

From limestone to granite, Marblous has a large range of natural stones available for your next project. 

Click here to get in touch or book a consultation to get started on completing your dream outdoor space with Marblous natural stone.