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Turn Your Backyard into an Oasis with Affordable Exterior Stone Veneers

Imagine coming home after a hard day's work to unwind in your own personal outdoor sanctuary. Imagine dining al fresco, enjoying a delicious meal prepared on the grill of your outdoor kitchen. Then imagine spending the evening under the stars as you relax by the fireplace in your outdoor living room.

Outdoor living spaces like this are ideal venues for entertaining, allowing you to expand the functional area of your home beyond the confines of its walls. Manufactured stone veneer from Stone Selex makes it easy to create such an outdoor oasis, the harmonious blending of interior design with exterior landscaping.

Stone Veneer Kitchen Types

The first element to consider is the kitchen. Stone Selex has developed two options to help you design an outdoor kitchen to suit both your environment and your budget.

Modular Kitchen Islands

This is a semi-custom option in which you choose the units you desire, then Stone Selex works with you to select the manufactured stone matching your environment. Accent finishes can include stucco, granite, and more. Our professional Veneer installation will last a lifetime.

Custom Kitchen Islands

This completely custom option gives you a unique design unlike anything you'll find on the market. For example, you may choose a detailed stone veneer fireplace, perhaps a pizza oven, a bar, food preparation and cooking areas, and a seating area. Our experienced landscape architect will match the finish to your existing pool or pavilion, precisely reflecting your lifestyle and personality.

Outdoor Kitchen Shapes

Your outdoor kitchen island can be a simple rectangular unit, or it can have multiple angles of varying degrees. Popular shapes are Vs and Ls. It all depends on the appliances and amenities you wish to accommodate. Consider a design that provides an area for stools arranged so you can face and converse with your guests as you cook.

Outdoor Living Rooms

An outdoor living space can consist of just a kitchen, but why not create a complete and harmonious environment that encompasses an area to sit and relax as well? Think about including a traditional fire pit, clad in rustic stone veneer. Wood-burning or fuelled by propane or natural gas, it would make an ideal centrepiece for your backyard.

For a more contemporary look, you may choose a fireplace, either incorporated into your kitchen design – two sided -- or free-standing. You can select a readymade unit which Stone Selex will clad with the artificial stone veneer of your choice, or have Stone Selex custom design and build a unique piece to match the overall look of your yard.

While a fireplace or fire-pit provides ambient light and warmth, it won't protect you from the elements. For that you'll need a shelter such as an awning or a pergola. This can be sized to cover just the kitchen area, or the entire living space. The pillars for the shelter can be clad in the same stone veneer you've chosen for your fireplace and kitchen, blending in with your overall landscape design.

A Lifestyle Investment

Your outdoor living space can be both a retreat from the world and a reflection of your lifestyle. But it's also a wise and practical investment. Studies have proven that well designed and constructed backyard kitchens and living rooms retain as much as 81% of their value, contributing to the resale price of your home.

Stone Selex is ideally suited to help you realize that investment. Our professional staff draws on years of experience in the design and construction industry, and takes pride in offering you thoughtful, personalized service.

With our new and expanded location Stone Selex is even better equipped to help you stone design the perfect outdoor living space. In our generous showroom you'll find a wide range of colours and styles of manufactured stone and brick veneer perfect for both indoor and outdoor installations including elevations, fireplace and chimney stone, fences, wall facings, and pillars.

We carry artificial stone veneer or faux stone from such top-of-the-line manufacturers as Artistic Stone, Artek Stone, and Canyon Stone. From our central location in Mississauga, we're prepared to service and deliver to customers in Burlington, Hamilton, Oakville, Milton, Mississauga, Georgetown, Brampton, Etobicoke, Toronto, York, Woodbridge, Maple, Concord, Richmond Hill, Oshawa, Acton, Erin, Kitchener, Waterloo, Cambridge, Guelph, Brantford, Barrie, London, Kingston, Peterborough, Belleville, Ottawa, Thunder Bay, Owen Sound, and beyond.

Advantages of Manufactured Stone Veneer

Apart from enhancing the overall beauty of a house, Stone Veneers have many advantages which make them a popular choice. Firstly, manufactured stone veneers can lend a natural touch and if installed properly, it becomes difficult to tell whether it is an artificial stone siding or natural. Secondly, the cost involved is much lower if one uses faux stone for interiors and exteriors of the house. Thirdly, the entire process of faux stone installation is very simple and easy to carry out. Lastly, faux stone is available in a large variety of designs. With such benefits, it becomes clear that manufactured stone veneers are the right choice.

Visit Stone Selex today to see why our manufactured stone veneers and brick veneers are the affordable real stone alternative for your outdoor kitchen and living room.

AUTHOR BIO

Jerry Lebiedzinski is the President of Stone Selex, a premier supplier of artificial stone wall and manufactured stone in Canada. Visit Stone Selex at http://www.stoneselex.com for the best options in manufactured stone veneer.

Stone Selex is based in the Greater Toronto Area and works with clients throughout Ontario, from Ottawa and Cornwall, to Sarnia and Windsor (Tecumesh, LaSalle, Lakeshore), to Thunder Bay. We offer standard delivery to all Ontario cities including St. Catharines, Niagara Falls, Welland, Burlington, Hamilton, Oakville, Milton, Mississauga, Port Credit, Georgetown, Brampton, Bramalea, Etobicoke, Toronto, Willowdale, North York, Scarborough, Woodbridge, Maple, King City, Concord, Richmond Hill, Markham, Unionville, Stratford, Oshawa, Whitby, Clarington, Acton, Erin, Kitchener, Waterloo, Cambridge, Guelph, Brantford, Brant, Brockville, Woodstock, Barrie, Carp, Innisfil, Midland including Tay and Penetanguishene, Orillia, Ramara, Leamington including Kingsville, Sudbury, Chatham, Kent, London, Kingston, South Frontenac, Peterborough including Smith-Ennismore-Lakefield, Belleville, Cornwall, North Bay, Sault Ste. Marie, Kawartha Lake, Muskoka, Norfolk, Timmins, Owen Sound, and many more.

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