Here’s another great home remodeling idea for homeowners: adding stone work on the exteriors of your home for a sharper look.

Home Advisor says that studies show exterior stone work is one of the fastest ways to add value to your home — more so than many other upgrades people often recommend.

It doesn’t have to mean replacing the entire front of your home with brick or stone, which can be quite an undertaking. You can install stone panels that attach to your home’s exterior walls in place of siding, and keep that swap to specific sections for dramatic contrast.

This video by “Faux Beams and Panels” shows how this application works in a nutshell. You’ll see some quick examples of how significantly it changes the look of the home, also.

Note that real stone work is also something you can do (and that we can set up for you), but in many cases the faux panels are durable and realistic-looking enough to suffice.

Stone Porch Columns

Walls aside, you can also transform your front porch with stone columns. This of course can also be done in two ways.

  1. Wrapping your porch columns with faux stone panels. This is the simpler and generally more affordable option, especially if you already have solid wooden columns in place. This process improves a fairly ordinary porch look into something classy and eye-catching.
  2. Re-installing porch columns in genuine stone/brick. This option is of course a bit more involved, but is ideal for upgrades to a forever home and in cases where you might want to repair or move existing porch columns. Special considerations will have to be made for this process since your porch ceiling will have to be properly supported as columns are adjusted or removed.

Whichever route you go for porch column upgrades, this is exactly the type of visual uplift home advisors talk about when they mention quick ways to add value to the home.

Curb appeal is a big selling point, after all.

But even if you don’t anticipate selling your home any time soon, stone work is quite pleasurable to look at and makes hanging out on your porch feel more like a “just for you” experience. And that’s true whether you’re spending time in a rocking chair enjoying some quiet time or entertaining guests.

Contact us today to discuss your home remodeling plans! We have the crews and the connections to supplies to service all kinds of upfits like these, and can review what is involved in each of the options so you can make the best choice for your home.